“The Recent Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for utilizing his well-known dance on the favored video video games.
In separate lawsuits filed Monday in federal courtroom, Ribeiro alleges that Fortnite-maker Epic Video games and 2K Sports activities-creator Take-Two Interactive used his dance dubbed “The Carlton Dance” with out permission or credit score.
Ribeiro’s dance was popularized via his character, Carlton Banks, on the 1990s sitcom.
Ribeiro says North Carolina-based Epic Video games and Delaware-based Take Two used his dance he first carried out on a 1991 “Recent Prince” episode. He is asking for a decide’s order to cease each video games from utilizing his strikes.
Ribeiro says he’s at present in the course of copyrighting the dance.
Epic Video games and Take Two spokesmen did not reply to requests for remark.