LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper BlocBoy JB has become the latest to sue “Fortnite,” saying the popular video game is using his “Shoot” dance without permission or compensation.
The Memphis, Tennessee-based rapper, real name James Baker, filed a lawsuit against “Fortnite” maker Epic Games in federal court Wednesday.
Baker says the “Fortnite” ”Hype” dance, one of many “emotes” players can purchase for characters, is identical to his dance.
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Baker tells The Associated Press he first thought it was cool his moves were in a video game, but eventually felt like the company was appropriating his property. He says that after asking fans on social media, decided to sue.
Baker joins rapper 2 Milly, actor Alfonso Ribeiro and others who have sued over “Fortnite” dance moves.
An email seeking comment from an Epic Games attorney was not immediately returned.
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