(AllHipHop News) Rapper Blocboy JB has filed a lawsuit against the makers of video game Fortnite for allegedly stealing his dance move.
The hip-hop star, who hit the U.S. top five with "Look Alive," his 2018 collaboration with Drake, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday against the bosses of Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite Battle Royale, in which players can purchase "emotes", or various moves for their virtual characters.
In the legal documents, Blocboy JB claims they used his "Shoot" dance and renamed it the "Hype" emote without his permission.
He says he is the creator of the move and is in the process of copyrighting it.
The 22-year-old, real name James Baker, said that he first found it cool seeing his moves in the game, but eventually felt like the creators were appropriating his property.
He decided to sue after consulting his fans on social media.
Baker follows in the footsteps of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro, who sued Epic Games for allegedly stealing his "Carlton Dance," a move made famous on the sitcom, and calling it the Fresh emote without his permission.
Rapper 2 Milly also took legal action, claiming the creators stole his viral Milly Rock dance and renamed it Swipe It for the game, while Russell Horning, best known as Backpack Kid, has also sued Epic Games bosses for using "The Floss," a dance he helped popularize.