Sweet Brown gained popularity after being interviewed by Channel 4 news after escaping an apartment fire in Oklahoma City. When interviewed by Channel 4 news, she recalls what happened, "Well, I woke up to go get me a cold pop, then I thought somebody was barbecuing. I said 'Oh Lord Jesus, it's a fire'. Then I ran out, I didn't grab any shoes or nothing, Jesus. I ran for my life, and then the smoke got me; I got bronchitis. Ain't nobody got time for that!