In separate lawsuits filed Monday in federal court, Ribeiro alleges that Fortnite-maker Epic Games and 2K Sports-creator Take-Two Interactive used his dance dubbed “The Carlton Dance” without permission or credit. In Fortnite, Ribeiro claims his signature move can be seen under the game’s dance called “Fresh.”
Ribeiro’s dance was popularized through his character, Carlton Banks, on the 1990s sitcom.
Ribeiro says North Carolina-based Epic Games and Delaware-based Take Two used his dance he first performed on a 1991 “Fresh Prince” episode. He’s asking for a judge’s order to stop both games from using his moves.
Ribeiro says he is currently in the middle of copyrighting the dance.
Epic Games and Take Two spokesmen didn’t respond to requests for comment.