'Bed Intruder' singer buys house for family
Also wants to use proceeds to 'open a salon…or a hotel'Antoine Dodson -- who skyrocketed to viral internet fame after a news report of him explaining how he chased a rapist from his sister's bedroom was turned into Auto-tune hit "Bed Intruder" -- has moved his family into a safer home.
Dodson, who lamented that people needed to "hide your kids, hide your wife" from a rapist on the loose in public housing, tells UsMagazine.com, "We found a house! [We are so] excited ... It's for my whole family. And these are new houses that have just been built."
Dodson paid for the home with proceeds from the song (Brooklyn-based Gregory Brothers, who created the tune, split profits 50-50 with Dodson), which has been viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube.
Dodson doesn't specify exactly how much he earned, but adds, "We made enough to move and get a house."
He will also use the windfall to finish school.
"I signed up to finish my associate's degree in business," he says. "That way I can take everything to the next level and be on a more professional level."
He'd like to "open a salon… or a hotel."
Despite the widespread attention to the case, Dodson says police still have no leads.