‘Fresh Prince’ Actor Alfonso Ribeiro Sues Over Carlton Dance in ‘Fortnite’
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A Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor has sued the makers of the wildly popular Fortnite video game, claiming the company stole his iconic dance from the show, Polygon reports. Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks on the ’90s show, says Epic Games ripped off his “Carlton Dance” and recreated it in a video game “emote”—a feature that lets users’ avatars dance in the game. The “Fresh” emote that debuted in January reportedly could be immediately recognized as Ribeiro’s dance. According to TMZ, Ribeiro is in the process of copyrighting the dance. Rapper 2 Milly also sued Epic Games over the “Swipe It” emote, which he claims the video-game developers stole from his “Milly Rock” dance.