Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the massive video game Fortnite – along with NBA 2K – claiming they ripped off his signature Carlton dance without paying him.
In his lawsuit, Alfonso claims he created the dance and is currently in the process of copyrighting it.
Alfonso says decades ago he was tasked with creating a dance for ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ — and essentially wanted his character to dance like a super white person.
So, he thought to himself, “I know exactly — I’m going to steal it!”
Seriously, Alfonso walked us through how he took Cox’s moves from the Bruce Springsteen “Dancing in the Dark” video and meshed it with Eddie’s famous “White Man Dance” — and voila, Carlton Dance!
And yes, Cox and Murphy did the dorky dance in the mid-80’s but everybody seems to be forgetting that Belinda Carlisle of The GoGos was doing it YEARS before that.