Bronchitis ain’t keeping Sweet Brown From Suing Apple For $15 Million

Posted on Mar 13 2013 - 2:10pm by Funky Dineva


Ok honestly, Sweet Brown done got besides herself. I’m now about to make time for that, and go in and let have on her ass. Everyone knows that there are two corporate machines you do not mess with. The first one is Beyonce, the second is Apple. Those two are at the head of the Illuminati. Sweet Brown might as well be prepared to return to her previous life as a bag lady. Someone has gotten into Sweet Brown’s head and convinced her to file a lawsuit against Apple for $15 million for the unauthorized use of her likeness. Now Chicken Goerge’s mother Sweet Brown knows she needs to stop. Let not act like there was an art or any effort put into the sheer display of ignorance that made her famous. Sweet Brown was nothing more than a bum that caught a break. The woman has gotten a root canal and some make up and now she thinks she’s fancy. Ohh you fancy huh? ohhh ok? Catch these T’s


Business Insider reports:

Sweet Brown is suing Apple, a radio program called The Bob Rivers Show, and a handful of other parties for unauthorized use of her likeness, according to court documents.

The basis of the lawsuit stems from a song called “I Got Bronchitis.” The Bob Rivers Show, according to Sweet Brown’s complaint, produced the song with samples from Wilkins’ interview with the local TV-news station. The song sampled phrases like, “Ain’t nobody got time for that,” “Ran for my life,” and “Oh, Lord Jesus it’s a fire.”

The suit claims that in April 2012, the defendants started selling the song on iTunes for profit. It also claims the radio program and its owner falsely advertised that Sweet Brown had given her consent for the radio station to use her voice and likeness in the song.

The suit was first filed in the District Court of Oklahoma County in June 2012. At that time, Wilkins sought a total of $15 million from the defendants. The suit has since moved to the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Chile Cheese. Good luck with this one hunty!

Clearly Brown has forgotten where she came from. In the event that you have forgotten where she came from too, check out the news interview that made her famous.


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  1. Laughing September 8, 2014 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Let her get paid.. White folks do it & no one gets mad.

    • Bliss September 25, 2014 at 9:13 am - Reply

      Yes !!! If they used her in anyway they must pay !! Go head Sweet Brown !!

  2. ......Meh May 5, 2014 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Although Sweet Brown might be cooning a little, the person who wrote this article sounds jealous. He also needs to look up what the word ignorant means, because she was not being ignorant, she was speaking her mind about her experience!

  3. EG Palmer October 7, 2013 at 10:23 am - Reply

    If someone was to use Apple’s likeness without consent Apple would sue you for $15 million when probably only made $15 dollars off of it.

  4. B-Real July 9, 2013 at 11:26 am - Reply

    I love Sweet Brown, and still I liked the article, and I’m CTFU!!! Especially, when you called her Chicken George’s mother!!! LMAO

  5. Anonymous June 25, 2013 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    yo better watch out…im coming for you bitch
    sincerely, ms sweet brown

  6. Marie March 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    The bottom line is, her 25 seconds of “coonery” is making her more money than this blog is making you. I’m only on this page because I was reading about her. To be honest, I’ve never heard of you. By the way, hate is unattractive.

  7. ugonelearntoday March 19, 2013 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Sounds like some haterade in atmosphere.. FD, She has a right to sue, no matter how ratchet u or other people may think she is.. It’s called a “Come Up”. Get the money while u can.

  8. PERHAPSMYAZZ March 16, 2013 at 11:02 am - Reply

    @perhapsiam: Joyce said a whole lot of nothing but then again, you felt the need to reply….so…

  9. You gotta be kidding March 16, 2013 at 6:39 am - Reply

    Fd you have utter nerve referring to anyone as being a bag lady looking like a homeless cross dressing vagabond. To be technical You and Sweet Brown are actually in the same league (ponder on that for a minute) This is the United States of America and if any company uses your likeness/voice to profit you are in fact owed a coin. She has all right to sue just like anyone else. Your blog is entertaining but keep the hate to a minimum.

    • Parker March 16, 2013 at 10:14 am - Reply

      In the words of Sweet Brown “Ain’t nobody got time for this “

  10. Dee March 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    I am proud of and happy for Sweet Brown. She has every right and should be compensated for the use of her likeness. Have a seat FD! You are dead wrong for throwing salt on “Sweet!”

  11. Amanda March 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Please Dineva. Beyonce can be messed with. She is not that powerful. If she was, she wouldn’t have to work so hard to stay relevant. And by the way, Apple is about to be taken down a notch by Samsung. Now that Steve Jobs is gone, Apple is a shit-show. As for Sweet Brown, doesn’t matter if she got grand or not. The law is the law. If they are using her likeness for profit, she has a case. Don’t be mad because that Bag Lady came up. Don’t forget that were a broke girl before you blew up too, Dineva. You and Sweet Brown are very similar. Don’t hate.

    • Nessa October 19, 2013 at 7:33 am - Reply

      No he still is a broke BOY

  12. Shavon Denise March 15, 2013 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Yeah um this post is ridiculous. This lady was just being herself & got interviewed. She has been on a couple of shows & is really mild mannered. I don’t like the judgement when you pretty much do the same thing but ON PURPOSE! I don’t care if its apple or Beyonce you don’t take someone’s words & phrase without compensating them. These isn’t the 50s where we don’t get compensated for our stuff while the white man gets money for it. No sir! If anyone records a song entitled “My Hair Laid Liiike” & use samples of your voice I’d expect you to do the same Hunty! I don’t see why she’s an embarrassment or ignorant by the way. Everyone isn’t from an educated & middle class background. Buuut we still dont know her story! Shit she might be! She didnt swear or Didnt act ignorant at all. She could be easily one of our aunts & has more sense than most. If I didn’t “get” it (like alot of other people don’t) I could say the same thing about your videos if we’re going by that logic. I get it though & I know all type people make up this beautiful culture of ours.

    • Brittany Walker March 16, 2013 at 11:22 pm - Reply

      I could not have said it better myself Shavon!! FD I love your blog but you are dead wrong on this one!! Sweet Brown. GET. THAT. MONEY!!

  13. Jesus March 15, 2013 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I’ve been a frequent reader of your blog for many many many months and I’ve read posts you’ve made with a disrespectful undertones, but this post takes the cake. How dare you disrespect that woman because she feels obligated to compensation from a company who used her image for profit. The nerve of you to call her bum, yet you prance around looking an absolute mess up in drag! Remember that’s someone’s mother, daughter, sister, aunt, etc… Be careful of throwing rocks in glass houses!

    • Dee March 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      Amen Jesus!

  14. Gerri March 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    C’mon Dineva, you’re better than this. You have no right to belittle this woman in the name of humor. Give her the same respect that you demand when a homophobic individual demeans you because of the way you choose to look/act.

    You have proven that you are funny; no need to screw it up by becoming mean spirited.

    You do you and give others the right to do them. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this woman trying to get what she can by using the means presented to her. She’s not holding a gun or flooding our community with drugs. Let the lady be!

    • TRE March 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm - Reply

      Let someone use “my hair is layed like” in a song WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION and let’s see how you respond LOL

  15. Anonymous March 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Hmmmm I come here for the funny, intelligent and amazing Dineva, not this mean spirited impostor. Dineva, are you letting people blog on your behalf? Do not do it. Meanness is something I really cannot stand for. it appeals to the lowest denominators of society. If that is what was hoped to be achieved then it makes me sad.

  16. Leighyah March 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    She has a right to that money and I dont blame her for going after it.

    • Westwood Anglomania March 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      @ funky dineva It is sad that you hate on this lady saying she forgot where she is coming from…yet you were a seedy faggot who put on a wig and got your 15 minutes of fame. You are now tired and your gig is up…you have gotten so commercialized that you keep prostituting your gig and have lost all relevance. You are funny and talented, that I will not take from you, but you are ready to hate on a sister saying she is a section8 nobody and she needs to get back in line…how dare you..who knew of you before you put on a wig and weasled your way in the limelight…support your sister, as she came up the way you did and deserve a part of the hustle like anyone else. Your posting was very much like the white man would say about her..As I said prior I will not akllow my distaste for your vitrolic comments on Sweet brown to blind me to the fact that you are talented, witty , sharp and funny. Yes Gaaawd!

  17. DaisyATL March 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    I’m not gonna hate on Sweet cause maybe now she can get off welfare and Section 8 Housing! Glad you are coming up Sweet! Now 15 million against Apple chile you done bumped your head! Apple ain’t got time for that! Lol

  18. MrsPapaya March 14, 2013 at 11:52 am - Reply

    The absolute TRUTH, not the absolute FOOL

  19. MrsPapaya March 14, 2013 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Everything you said about Sweet Brown is the absolute fool. She’s an embarrassing fool fit for a minstrel show. She got lucky and embarrassed all black people in the process. If ignorance and a lack of education is the new way to get famous…no thank you! I do think she should sue for unauthorized use of her voice etc but to say she’s not a ghetto, trashy, embarrassing fool is ridiculous. Funky Dineva’s character might not be visually pleasing to you but no one can deny that he’s well spoken and intelligent. Don’t confuse the character with who he is. Who can say that Sweet Brown was acting during that initial interview…NO ONE!!! I’m willing to bet that half of the people who tried to go in on the Doll in the comments don’t have a college degree. Keep doing your thing Dineva Ross honey!! They’ll keep reading and watching!!

    • Joyce Marie March 14, 2013 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      @MrsPapaya: I can tell by your comment that you are probably a college educated woman. I might remind you though that a college education is not only meant to award you a degree but to teach you how to REASON. The ability to reason is not limited, however, to those who have college educations. I could be wrong but when people refer to someone like Sweet G. Brown as ghetto and a fool it can usually be traced to self-hate. Sweet Brown might not be the right person to go to a board of trustees meeting with but she could sit at my dinner table anytime. I proudly own her. She is me and I am her. What our specific education levels are has nothing to do with it. There is a lot of good old common sense in what Sweet G Brown said and the proof is….EVERYBODY….THOSE WITH GRAD SCHOOL EDUCATIONS AND THOSE WITH GED’s has said “aint nobody got time for that”. I love Funky Dineva…I’m a huge fan…but in this case I disagree with her post….let you in on a little secret though…from time to time Funky Dineva does “social temperature tests” with controversial posts…and I have a feeling that this is one of them. Relax

      • Anonymous March 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm - Reply

        If you want to have her at your dinner table then go right ahead but she is NOT welcomed at mine and neither is anyone else who thinks it’s ok for the most ignorant person available to go on television sounding like an uneducated miscreant. I’m so tired of people trying to force everyone to accept everything JUST BECAUSE IT’S BLACK! We don’t have to do that. The village idiot is called that for a reason. If you want to accept ignorance then go right ahead. I don’t have to. It’s unacceptable and it’s a reflection of all of us!!!

      • Anonymous March 15, 2013 at 12:59 pm - Reply

        People should have reasoning skills long before college…kindergarten skills test require some reasoning abilities so NO that is not the point of a college degree unless you’re a math or economics major and that is still a different type of reasoning. stop making excuses for black people when they act a fool just because they are black. you really trrrrrrriiiiiieeeeeeeddddddd it with that long ass comment which proved NOTHING except for the fact that you are a pseudo-intellectual. GIRL BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Joyce Marie March 15, 2013 at 6:57 pm - Reply

          To be honest with you, I’ve been told that I sound like a pseudo-intellectual before(trying hard to work on that) so you might be right on that score…but one thing I’m pretty sure I’m not and that is a condescending bitch who hates myself so much that I jump at any chance to call somebody ghetto. Funky Divena (in my opinion) went a tad over the edge with her remarks but then again she is an entertainer and judging from all these passionate comments, she knows how to stir the pot… so she gets a pass…you, however, can just….kiss my….well you know…it rhymes with pass. Welp! Would you look at me….dumbing down and shit!

          • A1 March 16, 2013 at 2:31 am -

            Joyce, Sweet Brown must be your mom or something?

          • Joyce Marie March 16, 2013 at 11:25 am -

            No… Sweet Brown is not my Mom but I wouldn’t mind her taking me on as a god-child cause she getting ready to get paid!

          • perhapsiam March 16, 2013 at 2:33 am -

            hahahahaha @A1, I was thinking the same thing. joyce wrote paragraphs and still didn’t say anything lol

    • Anonymous March 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      @Ms Papaya your deduction and logic skills need to be sharpened. You are being pointless right now.

      • Anonymous March 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm - Reply

        Your vocabulary skills needs sharpening if you didn’t understand what MsPapaya said and she wasn’t doing math so she doesn’t need to deduct anything. You sound as ignorant as sweet browns dumb ass

    • Brittany Walker March 16, 2013 at 11:48 pm - Reply

      I’m in pursuit of a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy right now (so I’m beyond a “college degree”) and I ADORE Sweet Brown! But out of all the (educated and ill-educated) comments I read, yours sickened me the most. All the education in the world couldn’t cover up that mean spirit you have. Change that name to Mrs. Cactus…it’s more fitting Hunty!! LOL

    • Nessa October 19, 2013 at 7:40 am - Reply

      I have two college degrees and Dineva is dead ass wrong for this and you know it. I hope she sues his ass like Sheree did. This is some bull. She deserves to be compensated like anyone else that has their image, likeness, or product used without their permission. You sound retarded agreeing with this or Dineva. We love Dineva that is why we are trying to stop HIM from fucking up. If you cared so much about him, you would tell him the truth, like 98% of the people that commented.

  20. N March 14, 2013 at 10:45 am - Reply

    I swear ur funny but u really can come off ass a total asshole in these posts at times! So what! Its her face voice, she owns it! Bum or no bum! Cut it out…melodramatic…ugh

    • Leighyah March 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      Im with you on this one! Whether she lucked up or not thats not the point she got on by some grace of God. and if it was a white person they would be getting there money.

  21. Myopinion March 14, 2013 at 7:04 am - Reply

    I live for and love me some Dineva but this post was just mean. Sweet Brown deserves to be paid. I don’t care where she came from or what she was, right is right. I’m glad she is smart enough to not allow herself to be exploited without compensation. My Grandma always told me “neva look down on anyone” the same people you pass on the way up will be the same people you see on the way down.

  22. lqteyu March 14, 2013 at 2:14 am - Reply

    She deserves every penny she is suing them for and this post is distasteful but we still love you hunty, lol.

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  25. memyselfi March 13, 2013 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Get yo money Mama! Let these pee brained stereotype believing fools know what’s real.

  26. T Jackson March 13, 2013 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Ahh someone sound la like they forgot where they came from perhaps … No bueno Dineva

  27. Wow March 13, 2013 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    First off…. Sweet Brown was not a bum. The whole reason she had the interview was she was in her home when the fire started. Second, even if she was a bum, does she not have rights??? The only one acting grand and fancy is you Dineva. If anybody uses your likeness against your will, everyone should sue. She may be country but clearly she is no fool..,

  28. @mrluvguddyck9 March 13, 2013 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    And catch these teeees if we the viewers stop coming to your website your shot would not be popular…so u do no how we sissy play in atl we would next the Hell out this web site and bad mouth the site to be shut down….don’t cross the line calling someone a bum…really let’s not go in and live with what u really look like in person…child u would get roast out….child pleeeeease….a messy!!

  29. @mrluvguddyck9 March 13, 2013 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Okay ms funky dineva u have crossed the line…I don’t think anyone should be called a bum…please dont mess up your career with your disrespectful commets…remember honey the same way u came up…can be the same way u can lose it all…so u need to apologize to us that support u and the site with that disrespectful story on Ms. Sweet Brown….man that’s a grown women and someone’s mom…u wouldn’t like someone to disrespect your moms..funkydineva!!

  30. LuluExtensions March 13, 2013 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I love sweet brown, she keeps it real. She has a right to sue the guy, he falsely claimed she allowed him to use her likeness.

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  31. Diva Dee March 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    If Apple did in fact use her likeness and voice without her consent,then turned around and didn’t pay her,she should sue the heck outta the company. Broke or not,you can’t do that. 15 mil isn’t gonna kill’em.. Getcha paper Sweet Brown.

  32. Keisha March 13, 2013 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    I agree, this post was a little mean-spirited. The way lawsuits typically work is you go in with a high ball offer and wait for the opposing team to low ball you and then you meet in the middle. She knows she won’t get the whole $15m, but if she takes home even $2m, if she’s smart, she’ll never have to work again.

    Also, I’m not sure exactly what role Apple played in this, but as hard as I’m struggling out here, if they used my likeness, I’d sue them too. Honestly what’s a few mil to them? Truthfully, suing someone who uses your likeness is as American as blaming the opposing political party for all of the world’s woes.

  33. Ms. Mooks March 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    I mean, like, why shouldn’t she be compensated? Their making money off of her—you trippin’, babe.

  34. Aron Prince March 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    In all seriousness, you can not blame her. Business is business. Unless you are in her shoes and countless others who have been used and are being used, then relax. All through history, our people have been used as free labor and free advertisement tools.

  35. hot chocolate March 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Could the doll be hating on Sweet? They will probably chunk her some change make her go away.

  36. Joyce Marie March 13, 2013 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I can think of way less savory ways to get money; git in where you fit in, I say. Maybe she won’t win the lawsuit but hopefully she will get some settlement change. I ain’t mad at her at all!

  37. "CK" March 13, 2013 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    @ FunkyDineva:

    Not to change the subject: Just read on RT that Khandi Burruss has just filed a lawsuit against WIG. It’s about time! Wonder why it took her so long to realize WIG was not her friend…

  38. NatashaT March 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Dineva if your likeness was being used you would want a payment as well. I am not sure if the suit is worth millions but she should get payment for her voice being used. If she had to give authorization to the newstation that made her statement “famous” then others should ask for permission as well.

  39. Nina March 13, 2013 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    If its true she deserves compensation & lay off of Dineva, he’s entitled to his opinion just as we are entitled to ours. Let us not forget Dineva gave u a place to lay these tacky ass comments ur displaying. #Chill

    • Girl March 13, 2013 at 4:52 pm - Reply

      Nina shut the hell up. She should absolutely sue these people for using her likeness. It would be the same thing if someone was using the likeness of you and making a profit and you recieved NONE of the profits. This whole forget where you come from BS is sad and unecessary. I’m starting to agree with some of the other readers as far as Dineva bashing women. Seems like it’s always shade when there’s a female involved in the story.

    • Nessa October 19, 2013 at 7:47 am - Reply

      Let’s not forget if we stop coming to this funky ass site, there will be no site. He wrong. Period. Bet he knows it now, so why you defending dumb shit is beyond me. Have many seats please, in a corner, with a dunce hat on.

  40. OnlyDionysus March 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    LMAO! Now while I do agree with everyones right to get paid, Im with the doll on this one. Miss Sweet Brown done got grand! And you wanna know what happens to people that get grand? They get GOT! Kudos to her for having the balls to sue a company like Apple!! If her claims are true, I sure as hell hope she has the evidence to prove it because if she doesn’t….this will be the end of her!

  41. Anonymous March 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Aunty dineva dont need to sue a bitch when them checks been cut bitch…and its an opinion so why yall gettin madd?

    • Nessa October 19, 2013 at 7:49 am - Reply

      You mean, Uncle Dineva, Chicken George’s granddaddy.

  42. Lilli March 13, 2013 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Chicken George Mama! I #died!! Go in and let have, hunty 🙂

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  43. Carla Thomas March 13, 2013 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    I feel that she has every right to be paid!! Just like you got a break hey she got one too why not try to help the woman you would rather see her get takin advantage of sorry I do not agree with you!!

  44. Anonymous March 13, 2013 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Its her right if they were in the wrong …this post is too damn disrespectful ..

    • Anonymous March 13, 2013 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      Really??? Why you mad??? #getalifebiotch

      • Nessa October 19, 2013 at 7:51 am - Reply

        Why you defending distasteful insults against this woman? Bet if somebody took $10 from your broke ass you would sue. Ctfu!!!!!!

  45. Tiff March 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    If it were B you would be cosigning. She is right. This should not have happened without her consent because it’s HER VOICE AND HER INTERVIEW. She signed or gave consent to the news station NOT Apple. Celebs do it all the time.

  46. ButtaPT March 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Lol..all I will say’s AMAZING what a touch of makeup and Jewelry can do 4 u:) but I’m not mad at her!! Lol

  47. Coco March 13, 2013 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    I could not even finish reading this article — the grammar is way off by the writer. p.s “A’int nobody got time for that!”

  48. Jaz March 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Let her get her money! If they used her likeness to profit, then she should be getting a cut! You’re hating because your intentional ignorance and coonery hasn’t gotten you the same level of exposure.

    • Bri March 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      Lmao Jaz ! True !

    • hassia March 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      You’re hating because your intentional ignorance and coonery hasn’t gotten you the same level of exposure.

      I really hope that made sense to you.

    • yahyah marie March 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      That made since to me!

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