BlocBoy JB Files Lawsuit Against Epic Games Over 'Shoot' Dance


Epic Games is once again being sued over another dance emote. In a new lawsuit, BlocBoy JB is suing the Fortnite creator over allegedly stealing one of his signature dance moves.

BlocBoy JB joins the growing list of artists and celebrities who sued the game developer.

Epic Being Sued Over 'Shoot' Dance

TMZ obtained documents of the lawsuit filed by rapper James Baker, also known by the name BlocBoy JB. In the documents, BlocBoy JB claimed that he created the dance, which he called the "Shoot," and that Epic Games didn't inform him or ask permission before using it in Fortnite. Just to be clear, the dance is called the "Hype" emote in the battle royale game, not the "Shoot."

According to reports, the rapper is already in the process of filing copyright for the "Shoot" dance.

"I just don't think it's fair what Epic is doing. I started the dance and made it popular through my music. Epic didn't ask me if they could put it in Fortnite," BlocBoy JB said in a press release.

Before taking action, the rapper asked his fans on Twitter if he should pursue with the case in the midst of all the lawsuits against the game developer for allegedly stealing dance moves.

Other Lawsuits Against Epic Games

Earlier this month, Orange Shirt Kid's mom, Rachel McCumbers, filed a lawsuit against Epic for using her son's dance called "The Random." Orange Shirt Kid initially submitted the dance as an entry for Epic's BoogieDown Contest, which added all the winners' dance moves as an emote in Fortnite.

The Orange Shirt Kid was not included in the final list of winners, though. However, a number of players petitioned to include "The Random" as an emote. Epic Games obliged and eventually added the dance as an emote, aptly called "Orange Justice," in Fortnite.

Other celebrities who sued Epic Games include rapper 2 Milly (the "Milly Rock" dance), Alfonso Ribeiro of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (the "Carlton Dance"), and Russell Horning, also known as the Backpack Kid ("Flossing" dance).

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