Who is Cocoa Brown? Gorilla Glue girl Tessica Brown sends cease and desist to maker of TikTok song 'Bad Idea'
Tessica Brown sent cease and desist letters to users of 'Bad Idea (Gorilla Glue Girl Remix)', a song by Cocoa Brown, as it uses her voice
Tessica Brown aka 'Gorilla Glue Girl' might have shared her troubles with the internet early this year, but she is not interested in being mocked on social media. She wants the internet to stop using her pain and anguish from the viral accident in a new song. Brown became popular after an incident that involved using Gorilla Glue to tame her tresses.
According to the latest reports, Brown has apparently sent cease and desist letters to several people and entities over a now-viral song called 'Bad Idea (Gorilla Glue Girl Remix)'. The song uses her voice from her infamous Gorilla Glue video and remixes it into a song.
Who is Cocoa Brown?
'Bad Idea (Gorilla Glue Girl Remix)' is actually a song that is attributed to someone named Cocoa Brown. It was available on streaming services and social media including TikTok, Instagram and Spotify. It even went viral on TikTok and Instagram with Cardi B posting a video of her daughter Kulture singing along to the track.
TMZ added that the creator of the track, Cocoa Brown, spun Brown's voice from her "bad idea" Gorilla Glue video into a song. In her famous video, Brown called her decision to use the powerful adhesive on her head as spray a "bad, bad, bad idea". At the same time, there is little information available on who really is Cocoa and the rationale behind uploading the remix song.
According to TMZ, Brown and her lawyers are aiming to have the remix permanently taken off streaming services and social media as 'Gorilla Glue Girl' had no part in the product and is not making money from it. You can listen to the song and watch the videos here.
Cease and desist
The cease and desist letter, which was obtained by TMZ, reads: "To the extent it becomes necessary, Tessica intends to seek the recovery of all penalties, statutory damages and punitive damages for such knowing infringement as applicable."
For the unawares, Brown went viral in February 2021 on posting a video about her struggles after using Gorilla Glue adhesive spray on her hair. She had originally intended to use Got2b Glued Blasting Freeze spray, a common heavy-duty hairspray known for its lasting hold. But when she discovered that she had actually run all out of it, she thought she'd improvise using the Gorilla Glue.
After the mishap, she took to TikTok to share her dilemma, hoping that social media users might help her on how to remove the glue from her hair. Since then, she’s become somewhat of an online phenomenon. "The reason I went to the internet - because I was never going to take this to social media - (but) the reason I took it to social media was because I didn’t know what else to do," she said at the time. "I knew somebody out there, somebody, could have told me something. I didn’t think for one second it was going to be everywhere."