Oop! Looks like #Fortnite has another lawsuit on its hands. Just the other day, we reported how #2Milly was suing the game’s creators for stealing his “Milly Rock” dance, and now they may have to cut someone else a check!
#AlfonsoRibeiro, aka #TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir’s #CarltonBanks, is suing the #Fortnite creators for using his “Carlton Dance” in their game.
According to @TMZ_TV, Alfonso filed court documents that basically say the game’s “Fresh Emote” dance, which came out on Jan 2, 2018, is the exact same as the “Carlton Dance” from the 90s. Apparently, Alfonso is also in the midst of copyrighting the dance, so I suppose we’ll see how this plays out!
Check out the story below to catch up on 2 Milly’s lawsuit against the company.
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TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _____________________________________ We’re pretty sure everyone is familiar with the #MillyRock dance. Now #2Milly, the rapper who created the dance is suing Epic Games for allegedly using the dance in their #Fortnite video game. _____________________________________ According to @variety the Brooklyn rapper filed the lawsuit in a California district court on Wednesday. He is suing Epic Games for its alleged “misappropriation, use, and sale” of his popular dance in their “Fortnite” game. Epic added a similar dance emote during “Fortnite’s” Season 5 and called it “Swipe It.” _____________________________________ David L. Hecht, who is representing 2 Milly said, “This isn’t the first time that Epic Games has brazenly misappropriated the likeness of African-American talent. Our client Lenwood ‘Skip’ Hamilton is pursuing similar claims against Epic for use of his likeness in the popular ‘Cole Train’ character in the ‘Gears of War’ video game franchise.” Back in July, #ChanceTheRapper also criticized the video game developer for not—read more at TheShadeRoom.com (📸: Slaven Vlasic/ @gettyimages)