Backpack Kid sues Epic over The Floss

After Alfonso Ribeiro and 2 Milly, another lawsuit over an emote emerges, this time over arguably the most popular dance around.

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First Donald Faison criticised Epic for their use of his character Turk's dance from Scrubs, then 2 Milly decided to go a step further and sue the developer after they used his dance Milly Rock (called Swipe It in the game). That wasn't the end of it though, as Alfonso Ribeiro followed suit quite literally, suing Epic over the use of the Fresh emote, which he claims uses his famous dance from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and now The Backpack Kid is launching his own lawsuit over the floss.

The Backpack Kid, who is Instagram and internet famous, is only 17 and not really old enough to sue anyone, so his mom is taking care of all the paperwork and legalities. According to the report, him, 2 Milly, and Ribeiro are all represented by the same firm - Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht - and Backpack Kid (real name Russell Horning) is also suing NBA 2K - like 2 Milly - and trying to copyright his dance.

The law firm may be trying to attach as many people as possible to the case to put pressure on Epic to settle out of court, but time will tell how all of this progresses.

"I'm just a teen having fun in life, I leave all that other stuff to the adults and management. I'm more focused on my EP dropping tomorrow and my birthday," Horning says, who allegedly created the Floss in 2016, although variations of the dance can be traced back to at least 2011.

What do you think will happen with these cases?


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