First it was rapper 2 Milly. Then it was actor Alfonso Ribeiro, best known as Carlton from 90’s sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Now it’s the “Backpack Kid” Russell Horning. What do all three of them have in common? They are suing Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite.
The question is can you profit off creating unique choreography? Ribeiro claims The Carlton Dance was his originally. Rapper 2 Milly has also sued for using his “Milly Rock” dance. The latest comes from Horning.
Teens have been mimicking the moves from the popular game for awhile now. Perhaps, one of the most well known of them, is “The Floss.” Horning created the dance two years ago when he was 16 and shot to fame after a performance on SNL.
The suit seeks a restraining order that prevents the game makers from using the dance moves, as well as damages for not getting his permission.