‘We Love People, We Gon’ Help People:’ Sweet Brown Speaks On Being Compared To Fellow YouTube Sensation Charles Ramsey
When the world was first introduced to Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man credited in the rescue of three missing Ohio women, his colorful and charismatic personality reminded many people of YouTube sensation Sweet Brown. Brown, similar to Ramsey, gained lightening-speed popularity after entertaining news footage depicting her speaking to a local news reporter went viral. Sweet recently sat down Chris Witherspoon at The Grio to discuss her upcoming reality show, her film debut and what she thinks of the constant Charles Ramsey comparisons. Check out some of what she had to say.
On becoming an overnight sensation:
“It’s really crazy because all I was doing was telling about a fire. Then two days later, the news anchor lady came and was like ‘Don’t you know you’re a YouTube sensation?’ and I’m like, ‘Whattt?’”
On people who believe her reaction to the fire was unauthentic:
“That’s the real Sweet Brown. That’s just me. I was just telling [the story]. I guess I got over excited or something, but hey.”
On being compared to Charles Ramsey:
“I don’t think [we're that similar]. One similarity I see is that we love people, we gon’ help people. That’s one similarity I see. What Charles did was great because I have daughters and if my kid was missing I would want a good Samaritan to rescue my baby. What Charles Ramsey did, I think it was a good thing. Thumbs up, Charles.”
On working with Tyler Perry:
“Tyler is so awesome, he is. I would love to work with him again. He just makes you feel at home.”
On being quoted by Beyoncé:
“I was like wowwww. Beyoncé? Uh oh, come on Jay-Z.”
Sweet also gushed about her upcoming reality show, which has been described as “Sweet Brown Meets ‘The Jeffersons,’ meets the ‘Beverly Hillbillies.’” She promises that the show will tickle your funny bone.
“It’s going to be hilarious. You are going to really crack up. Especially when you meet my aunties. They gonna have you rolling [laughs]. It’s going to be hilarious,” she said.
According to Vibe, the show will be titled The Sweet Browns.
Check out footage from her interview on the next page.