Fresh Prince star is suing Fortnite over The Carlton Dance

Fresh Prince star sues Epic over Fortnite’s use of the Carlton dance

As TMZ reported, Ferguson's claim was almost identical to Ribeiro's: the rapper said Epic profited off his likeness - in this case, his "Milly Rock" dance - without compensation or consent.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and National Basketball Association 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games.

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing Fortnite for allegedly stealing his famous Carlton Dance.

"Epic has earned record profits off of downloadable content in the game, including emotes like 'Fresh, '" Ribeiro's lawyer David Hecht wrote in an email statement to CBC News.

Ribeiro has also filed an identical suit against 2K Games, which makes the National Basketball Association 2K series of games.

Last month, rapper 2 Milly sued Fortnite for using his move, the "Milly Rock", which the game calls "Swipe It".

The lawsuit contends that the game includes an in-game purchase titled "Fresh", which is used to customize avatars used by players in the video game.

Toronto one of dozens of cities dealing with bomb threat hoaxes
Calgary police have determined the multiple bomb threats sent out are a hoax and believe there is no threat to public safety. At this time they have found the threats to be not credible so far. "They are not targeted toward any one specific sector".

IGN has reached out to Epic Games for comment. It's worth noting that dance moves, usually, can't legally be owned.

This is not the first suit filed against Fortnite; in fact, multiple artists and celebrities have taken issue with the game's free usage of material.

Numerous emotes used in the video game are heavily based on popular real-life moves.

Former Scrubs star Donald Faison, who famously danced to Poison by Bel Biv Devoe on the hospital sitcom, also claims Fortnite "jacked" his moves.

But now one of those dances, called "Fresh", is the subject of a lawsuit from actor Alfonso Ribeiro.

The Fortnite video game uses the "Floss" dance after a win, but Horning accused the company of including the dance move without his permission and without compensating him. Known by most as "Backpack Kid", Russell Horning is the brains behind that incredibly irritating dance, The Floss, The Daily Mail reports.

Related News:



Most liked

Russian Federation targeted Mueller in disinformation campaign
The New Knowledge report details sophisticated attempts to infiltrate internet games, browser extensions and music apps. The Kremlin has rejected as baseless reports about a Russian political disinformation campaign on US social media.

President Trump forced into embarrassing reversal over wall shutdown
The Postal Service is considered an independent agency and is not part of this budget standoff. At the time , he insisted that he was "firm" on this point.

Film director and TV star Penny Marshall dies aged 75
Mashall's publicist, Michelle Bega, said she passed away in her Los Angeles home on Monday due to complications from diabetes. Marshall was best known for her role as Laverne DeFazio in the 1970s and 1980s, opposite to Cindy Williams' Shirley Feeney.

Trump calls Michael Cohen a 'Rat' in tweetstorm
He condemned the act and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for falling victim to the "unthinkable and unheard of" witch hunt. Davis also took issue with Trump's claim that federal agents had broken into Cohen's office and residences in NY in April.

Report claims Johnson & Johnson knew of asbestos in baby powder
J&J said the story was "one-sided, false and inflammatory" and an "absurd conspiracy theory," according to a statement . A new report from Reuters said Johnson & Johnson knew its talc powder contained asbestos but didn't alert consumers.

Huawei's Notchless Nova 4 Features a Massive 48MP Camera
Instead of a notch, it comes with an in-screen camera design where the selfie camera is placed through a hole on the display. Not only the in-display camera, the new Huawei Nova 4 shares a lot of features in common with the Honor View 20 .

Health care sector roils after ACA court ruling
In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the coverage mandate was constitutional because it's based on Congress's taxing power. For now, according to the White House, the law will remain "in place" in expectation of appeals of the ruling .

Catriona Gray of the Philippines named Miss Universe
Holding the hand of her fellow contestant, green smiled and chuckled as she waited to hear who would be crowned miss universe . We are all overcome with emotion and excitement as another Filipina becomes a strong contender for Miss Universe .

Twitter reacts as Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1
He singled out Andy Robertson as Liverpool's defining player, saying "I am still exhausted just to look at Robertson". It's not like if City win we come into training and say, 'Did you see what City did?' It was made for another result.

May attacks second Brexit referendum plan as a breach of trust
Earlier, it emerged Jeremy Corbyn was prepared to table a motion of no-confidence in Mrs May personally if she didn't set a date. Over the weekend, the Prime Minister attacked Tony Blair for backing a so-called "People's Vote" during a visit to Brussels.

Robert Mueller says Federal Bureau of Investigation didn't give Michael Flynn a reason to lie
Trump would meet with investigators in addition to providing written answers, Giuliani dismissed the idea. Trump allies and conservative pundits have suggested Flynn was tricked into lying by the agents.

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary to leave administration
He pushed to develop oil, natural gas and coal beneath public lands in line with the administration's business-friendly aims. Asked by reporters last month whether he might fire Zinke, Trump said, "No, I'm going to look into any complaints".

Mauricio Sulaiman admits Wilder v Joshua could still happen in April
It might be the victor of Whyte vs Chisora, it might be Oleksandr Usyk, and it might be Jarrell Miller. If he (Wilder) does want to create a legacy, he's got to fight Joshua, then he can fight Fury.

Google Assistant Now Speaks in Australian and British Accent
Back in May, Google introduced six new voices to Google Assistant , bringing up the total of available choices to eight. If you fancy a spot of tea and wish Google Assistant could say the same thing with an English accent, you're in luck.

‘Dancing robot’ at Russian tech fair exposed as human in costume
In its report, a channel anchor said it was "entirely possible one of these [students] could dedicate himself to robotics". In the story the scene shows the robot that says he knows math, and dances with the leading on the stage.