Fortnite has become one of the most popular games in the world, and its popularity has skyrocketed because of the fact that famous personalities like Drake and Neymar Jr. have taken to playing the game. But some celebrities have taken offense at the fact that Epic Games is allegedly using their iconic dance moves as emotes in the games. Also Read - Top 5 multiplayer games to download and play on PCAlso Read - How to get Control thriller game for free in the Epic Games Store; Download on pc
Rapper 2 Milly has taken the legal route against the North Carolina-based Epic Games, and filed a lawsuit that alleges the company misappropriated his dance moves without permission, compensation and credit. The lawsuit has been filed in Federal court in Los Angeles. Also Read - Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 Invasion brings in aliens and Superman
The dance being referred to is featured on Fortnite in an emote called “Swipe It” which can be purchased by players. 2 Milly claims that the dance move has been copied from the dance “Millie Rock” that he came up with in the year 2011, and was popularized in the year 2015.
Terrence Ferguson also known as 2 Milly has alleged that the dance is an attempt to appropriate a likeness of him as has asked for a Judge’s order that puts a stop to this, and the damages can be determined at a later time.
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“They never even asked my permission,” 2 Milly has said in a statement, while Epic Games is yet to make a comment on the present scenario. 2 Milly is not the only one concerned with the present situation, other like Chance the Rapper, Donald Faison have made their displeasure known as well about these emotes.