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Thursday / October 17.
  • Antoine Dodson Getting Rich Off ‘Bed Intruder’ Song

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    Only in American could a man get rich off a song about the attempted rape of his sister.

    Huntsville, Ala., native Antoine Dodson became a YouTube sensation when Auto-Tune the News took his rant about the attempted rape of his sister, Kelly Dodson, and transformed it into an R&B masterpiece.

    According to Techland.com, “the song reached the top 50 on the iTunes music charts, was redone by Mario Paint and members of Paramore and New Found Glory and Relient K came up with a punk version. The entire North Carolina A&T State University marching band performed it on the football field. NPR did a story on the societal implications behind the fact a song about an attempted rape in the projects could become so popular.”

    In this awkward interview with Shira Lazar of CBS (is she really a journalist?), Dodson was asked what he’s doing with the money he gets from iTunes.
    “It’s going to benefit me and my family getting a new house,” he said.

    He told UsMagazine.com: “”We found a house!…It’s for my whole family. And these are new houses that have just been built.”

    Here’s hoping nobody is climbing in the windows at his new crib.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.