Actor Alfonso Ribeiro is reportedly suing Epic Games for the Fresh Emote in the game which is inspired off a dance used in the classic show The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air.
Check out the dance in game below:
As strange as it is, the actor has sued 2K in the past for the use of the dance in NBA 2K16.
Check out the official statement from TMZ below:
It is widely recognized that Mr. Ribeiro’s likeness and intellectual property have been misappropriated by Epic Games in the most popular video game currently in the world, Fortnite”, Ribeiro’s lawyer told TMZ. “Epic has earned record profits off of downloadable content in the game, including emotes like ‘Fresh.’ Yet Epic has failed to compensate or even ask permission from Mr. Ribeiro for the use of his likeness and iconic intellectual property.
We aren’t sure if this lawsuit will go through but if it does, it could risk the emote being removed from the game all together. However, it likely wont happen.
If we have any more information to share on this we will cover it here at Nintendo Soup so stay tuned!