|Antoine Dodson in the “Bed Intruder Song” video from YouTube
Antoine “Bed Intruder” Dodson, whose TV news rant against a would-be rapist became a viral music video and his expressway to stardom, appeared in an Alabama city court on Monday, facing marijuana possession charges along with four other misdemeanors.
Shortly after his court appearance, Dodson posted a series of defiant tweets poking fun at the proceedings, reports CNN
“Court was bullshit,” said one tweet.
“Damn I didn’t kill anyone did I??? It’s Just weed!!! You know that stuff that grows like grass?? Yeah that! !!” said another tweet to his 37,000-plus followers.
“Damn!! I never been in jail except that time in grade school,” he tweeted. “You remember!!!”
Dodson was pulled over for speeding Saturday night in Huntsville, Alabama, and was subsequently arrested. He was released a few hours later.
The 20-year-old became suddenly famous after one viewer turned his television news rant about a break-in at his sister’s apartment into a music video
that went viral on the Internet. The video has received almost 20 million views on YouTube.
Dodson’s “hide your kids, hide your wife” rant against someone who climbed in his sister’s bedroom window caught the imagination of the public.
The hit, “Bed Intruder,” inspired multiple covers and parodies, including an a cappella version performed by university singing group.
Dodson grabbed his 15 minutes of fame with both hands, quickly capitalizing on his success with numerous TV appearances, including one at the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards in October where he performed “Bed Intruder.”
“I don’t deserve to be here,” Dodson told reporters as he left the courtroom on Monday. “I never got in trouble for nothing in my life. I got pulled over in my Benz, Mercedes E-Class.”
Dodson is due back in court on July 19, according to CBS News