Fortnite may be in a bit of a legal pickle soon, since the developer's reappropriation of various contemporary pop-culture dances has finally hit a hard wall, courtesy of 2 Milly, who is now looking into suing them.
This Fortnite dance sue will be coming to a head because the rapper does not take kindly to the fact that Epic Games have chosen to earn money on his dance moves without crediting him properly - or at all, for that matter.
In an interview with CBS News, 2 Milly said that at first, he wasn't even aware of the fact that his dance, the Milly Rock, was available in Fortnite. What angered him, however, is that it was not only renamed 'Swipe It', but also that it was purchasable for about $5.
"That's when I really was like - oh nah, this can't go on too long," said Milly. And of course, when you think about it, it's clear that it's pretty iffy of Epic to take what someone has spent time and effort on, only for them to start selling it for money in Fortnite without so much as a shout-out to the original creator. As a consequence of 2 Milly finally taking action, Epic Games have removed Swipe It from the in-game market.
Chance the Rapper also referenced this on social media, saying: "Imagine the money people are spending on these Emotes being shared with the artists that made them."
When asked about his hopes to pursue legal action against Fortnite, 2 Milly said: "I don't even want to bash them for all the millions. Know what I am saying? It's not really like that. I just feel like I have to protect what's mine." Will this set a new precedent for all the dance emotes that have been reappropriated for purposes of Fortnite? Only one way to find out...