Antoine Dodson, 'Bed Intruder Song' Star, Charged With Pot Possession
Becoming an Internet sensation, and then riding that fame to TV appearances, merchandise sales and a fledgling career as an artist and entrepreneur, brings the kind of attention you may not want as well.
So it is with Antoine Dodson, star of the Bed Intruder Song mash-up craze that went viral last year.
As Alabama's Huntsville Times reports, Dodson was arrested early Saturday morning "for misdemeanor marijuana possession. ... In addition to second-degree possession, Dodson, 24, is charged with speeding, violation of Alabama's mandatory liability insurance law and two counts of failure to appear in court on an old traffic violation."
If you haven't seen it, or want to see it again, here's the original Bed Intruder Song video. It all started, you may recall, with Dodson's appearance in a local TV news report about a break-in at his home. As NPR's Andy Carvin wrote afterward, the Bed Intruder Song meme was "a perfect storm of race, music, comedy and celebrity." Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.