Now Antoine is getting the last laugh, as a song spoofing his threats has gone viral and is charting on the Billboard Hot 100. The “Bed Intruder Song” made it’s debut at # 89 on the Hot 100.
It also debuts on Hot Digital Songs at No. 49 with 30,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Antoine and his sister, Kelly Dodson, who was attacked get 50% of the song’s profits.
The Gregory Brothers from youtube’s AutotuneTheNews are responsible for making the spoof. Evan Gregory spoke to Billboard about the song’s unlikely success.
“Why I think people are latching onto it is frankly quite similar to why they latch onto a classic ballad or pop song that tops the charts — because there’s real emotion behind it that people identify with, even if, in this case, it was for unusual reasons,” he said
Congrats to Antoine and his sister for turning what could have been a family disaster into a money making venture.