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Ain't Nobody Got Time for That

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Ain't Nobody Got Time for That
Screenshot from the viral video
StarringKimberly "Sweet Brown" Wilkins
Narrated byJoleen Chaney
Distributed byKFOR-TV
Release date
  • April 8, 2012 (2012-04-08)
Running time
42 seconds
CountryUnited States

Ain't Nobody Got Time for That is a viral YouTube video of Kimberly "Sweet Brown" Wilkins being interviewed after having escaped a fire in an apartment complex. It originally aired on April 8, 2012, on Oklahoma City NBC affiliate KFOR-TV.[1][2]

The video garnered Sweet Brown many appearances on television, including a visit to ABC's The View.[3][4][5] Brown also plays a cameo role in the Tyler Perry 2013 movie A Madea Christmas saying a part of her line from her television interview during an interview at the end of the movie.[6] In a slightly modified version broadcast on Jimmy Kimmel Live, it was edited as if she was being interviewed by Jesus himself.[citation needed]

Critical analysis[edit]

Charles E. Williams, writing for the Huffington Post, opined that the humor evoked by Sweet Brown's interview should stay within the confines of the black community, linking it to the "code-switching" phenomenon W. E. B. Du Bois spoke of.[7]


In April 2013, Sweet Brown filed a $15 million lawsuit against Apple for selling a song called "I Got Bronchitis" on iTunes for profit, using catchphrases uttered by her in the video, such as "Ain't nobody got time for that", "Ran for my life," and "Said oh, Lord Jesus, it's a fire!". This lawsuit was later dismissed without prejudice.[8]

Jimmy Kimmel parody[edit]

In March 2014, variety show Jimmy Kimmel Live did a parody of the video in the style of a film trailer. The plot is Sweet Brown going through some moments in history and being responsible for things such as Barack Obama getting into politics and Steve Jobs founding Apple. It starred Queen Latifah as Sweet Brown, Barkhad Abdi as Barack Obama and Adam Driver as Steve Jobs. In the end, it features Matt Damon doing an interview when the real Sweet Brown comes in and interrupts him with her catchphrase.[9]


  1. ^ "OKC apartment complex catches fire, 5 units damaged". NewsChannel 4, KFOR-TV, Oklahoma City. April 8, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  2. ^ Chandler, D. L. (April 10, 2012). "Oklahoma's Sweet Brown Coming For Antoine Dodson's Internet Crown". Hip-Hop Wired. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Oklahoma City's 'Sweet Brown' visits 'The View'". NewsOK. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  4. ^ Cooper, Charlene (May 15, 2013). "Sweet Brown Dishes On New Reality Show and Movie". Essence. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Sweet Brown syndrome: Has the viral video star 'jumped the shark'?". The Grio. April 23, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  6. ^ O'Connell, Sean (13 December 2013). "'Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas' movie review: Bah, humbug". The Washington Post. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  7. ^ Williams, Charles E. (May 10, 2013). "I Am Charles Ramsey and Sweet Brown: 'You Do What You Have to Do' and 'Ain't Nobody Got Time for Dat'". Huffington Post.
  8. ^ Knittle, Andrew (September 24, 2013). "'Sweet Brown' 'ain't got time' to sue Apple". The Oklahoma. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  9. ^ Ng, Philiana (2 March 2014). "Jimmy Kimmel Transforms Popular YouTube Hits Into Dramatic Movie Trailers". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 May 2015.

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