The rumors are true. Internet curiosity and ex-gay man Antoine Dodson took to his Facebook page this morning to confirm reports that he and his girlfriend (referred to only as “Queen”) are having a baby.
Five days ago, the Internet meme sensation tweeted that he was expecting a baby with his lady partner, but the announcement was met with a flurry of confusion. Many fans had assumed Dodson was gay.
He had been, he now says, but has since chosen to be straight.
This morning, Dodson posted that he and his future baby’s mother were at a their first doctor’s appointment. “I pray that my child will be healthy and the Most High God bless me with intelligence to be a great man and dad,” he wrote this weekend. Today he wrote, “So we are at the doctors office and sitting in the waiting room full of pregnant people. Uhmmm!!”
Dodson became famous for an interview he gave the local news after a man broke into his sister’s bedroom in which he implored viewers to “hide your kids, hide your wife.” The clip was shared on YouTube with people equal parts celebrating and mocking Dodson’s unique way of speaking. YouTube songsters the Gregory Brothers then created a parody mashup of Dodson’s words which went viral as “Bed Intruder Song.” The video currently has more than 117 million views.
Dodson was singled out in the news broadcast because of his flamboyant and entertaining character and personality. At first, Dodson came out as gay and posted more videos of himself doing his friends’ hair and talking to the camera. He also sold merch, cashing in on the meme's ubiquity.
But in May, Dodson took to the Internet again to say he’d renounced his former homosexual lifestyle and was now a religious Hebrew Israelite and a straight man who wanted a wife and family.
On Facebook, he wrote about his Most High, “He showed me that I could overcome homosexuality when I thought it was impossible. He taught me to lean on him rather then leaning on gods my ancestors didn't know. He showed me that he brought my ancestors out of the house of bondage as he could do for me. He allowed me to accomplish things to understand his power and removed all the people in my life that was tainting the image of holiness.”
Dodson’s girlfriend remains a mystery, but probably not for long, as he’ll likely want to show off the family his Most High has provided him.