Recently, rapper 2 Milly hired a law firm to take on Epic Games. In fact, the rapper is upset that Fortnite includes his signature dance the Milly Rock. Accordingly, he has acquired the services of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP.
Misuse of the Milly Rock
“Everybody was just like, ‘Yo, your dance is in the game.” said 2 Milly
“They actually sell that particular move. It’s for purchase, That’s when I really was like … oh nah, this can’t go on too long. I don’t even want to bash them for all the millions, Know what I am saying? It’s not really like that. I just feel like I have to protect what’s mine.”
Additionally, Pierce Bainbridge as issued the following message on the situation:
“New York, NY – Brooklyn rapper 2 Milly has engaged Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP (“Pierce Bainbridge”) to pursue claims against Epic Games, Inc. (“Epic”) over its misappropriation, use and sale of 2 Milly’s signature “Milly Rock” as downloadable content in its popular video game, Fortnite. The “Milly Rock” was featured in 2 Milly’s breakthrough video, also named “Milly Rock,” in 2014.”
On top of that, David L. Hecht of Pierce Bainbridge added more about Epic Games:
“This isn’t the first time that Epic Games has brazenly misappropriated the likeness of African-American talent. Our client Lenwood ‘Skip’ Hamilton is pursuing similar claims against Epic for use of his likeness in the popular ‘Cole Train’ character in the Gears of Wars video game franchise. “Epic cannot be allowed to continue to take what does not belong to it”
Honestly, it’s interesting to see 2 Milly wants compensation for the use of his dance. Yet, we will have to see how Epic Games will respond to this soon.
“I was never compensated by Epic Games for their use of the ‘Milly Rock.’ They never even asked for my permission. I am thrilled to have David Hecht and his team at Pierce Bainbridge representing me to help right this wrong.” added 2 Milly.
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