Arapper says he will sue the makers of the video game Fortnite for stealing his dance move.
The popular online shooting game introduced a battlefield dance, known as an “emote”, which it is claimed is similar to US rapper 2 Milly’s signature move the Milly Rock.
Players can buy the dance, named “Swipe It” in the game, for around $5 (£3.89), which allows their avatar to perform it. Selling dance moves, which allow players to stand out, are one way that the free game makes money.
“They actually sell that particular move. It’s for purchase,” Brooklyn rapper 2 Milly, who first performed the dance in 2014, told CBS News. “That’s when I really was like… oh nah, this can’t go on too long.”
He added that he does not intend to sue “for all the millions” but wants to protect “what’s mine”.
The online video game’s explosion in popularity means the emotes have become widely copied, with Fortnite dance classes even available in David Lloyd fitness centres.
But the creators of the dance moves are unhappy that Epic Games, Fortnite’s developer, is profiting from their work.