BlocBoy JB Calls Out ‘Fortnite’ Game for Using His Dance Moves
The video game Fortnite has been using rappers' signature dances in the game for months without giving them proper credit, and it appears BlocBoy JB has finally had enough.
The 2018 XXL Freshman aired his grievances via Twitter on Monday morning (Sept. 10) in regards to the snub. "EveryTime Somebody Does My Dance Dey Give Credit To @FortniteGame But Dey Ain’t Create Nothing But Da Game So Basically Dey Takin Money And Credit For My Shit Dats Crazy," he writes.
BlocBoy JB's energetic moves had already become a viral craze before Fortnite began replicating in early May, when gamers noticed the "Hype" emote could be selected for avatars to do the "Shoot" dance, which prompted a positive response from the Memphis rapper initially.
Chance The Rapper shared BlocBoy's sentiment when he spoke on his behalf in July. In a series of tweets the Chicago MC urged the uber-popular video game to let rappers profit off their dance moves. "Black creatives created and popularized these dances but never monetized them," he wrote. "Imagine the money people are spending on these Emotes being shared with the artists that made them."
Though Fortnite operators have yet to respond, hip-hop artists from every region have continued to shout out their new favorite combat game on wax. 03 Greedo released a visual for his "Fortnite" track in July, while Murda Beatz teamed up with Lil Yachty, Ski Mask the Slump God and Yung Bans for a single of the same name a couple weeks prior.
Read BlocBoy JB's tweet below.
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