- 9.20.10 - 4:00PM
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- Cole Stryker
Antoine Dodson Buys His Family a House With Auto-Tune Dollars
Antoine Dodson exploded into our pop cultural landscape when video footage featuring his enigmatic ranting about an attempted rape surfaced on the internet. Now Antoine is buying his family a new home from the money he earned as the subject of a chart-topping viral video smash based on the incident. Auto-Tune the News's Gregory Brothers posted the song to iTunes and gave Antoine half of what they made.
He talked to Us Magazine about his new fortune, and how he's spending it wisely.
"We found a house!" he tells Us, adding that he is so "excited ... It's for my whole family. And these are new houses that have just been built."Dodson plans to go to school to get his associate's degree in business and one day open a salon or hotel.
"I still can't believe this," he tells Us of his sudden fame. "Even though my life is moving forward, it's at a standstill in my mind. I'm like, 'Wow! All of this is happening just off a news interview!'"
Here's the now legendary video, which has garnered OVER 23 MILLION VIEWS. You can buy it on iTunes, confident that $0.63 will go directly towards Antoine's hotelier dreams.
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