Rapper sues makers of video game Fortnite over dance moves
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 Wednesday 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.
An Epic Games spokesman declined comment.