Rap­per sues over dance moves in Fort­nite

The Standard Journal - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Rap­per 2 Milly is su­ing the mak­ers of Fort­nite, say­ing they’re il­le­gally us­ing his dance moves in their wildly pop­u­lar video game.

In the law­suit filed on Dec. 5 in fed­eral court in Los An­ge­les, the Brook­lyn-based rap­per whose real name is Ter­rence Ferguson al­leges that North Carolina-based Fort­nite-maker Epic Games mis­ap­pro­pri­ated his dance the “Milly Rock.”

Ferguson says the com­pany used the dance that he came up with in 2011 and pop­u­lar­ized in a 2015 song and video without giv­ing him credit or com­pen­sa­tion.

He’s ask­ing for a judge’s or­der that the game stop us­ing his moves, and for dam­ages to be de­ter­mined later.

In Fort­nite, play­ers can pur­chase dances known as “emotes” that their char­ac­ters can use to cel­e­brate or kill time be­tween bat­tles.

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