Happy Valentine’s Day! I sampled some Charles Mingus, then I found this weird clip of him talking about love and sex and stuff and put it on the beat. “The Red Tape” out now. Link to full project in bio! Subscribe to my YouTube too!
#BlocBoyJB is following suit with a lot of other artists by filing his own suit against the creators of Fortnite for allegedly stealing a dance he popularized ... TMZ has learned.
BB JB just sued Epic Games -- the company behind Fortnite Battle Royale -- for allegedly ripping off his dance the "Shoot" and throwing it into their game with a different name ... the "Hype" dance.
According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, BlocBoy claims he's the creator of the dance, and that Epic Games didn't get permission to use it in Fortnite. Once again, he claims that while he hadn't registered a copyright on the dance when Fortnite used it ... he says he's in the process of locking it down now.
He's being repped by David L. Hecht and Sandy Lal.
Lots of other rappers and social media figures have filed similar suits -- including one Alfonso Ribeiro, who's got beef with the "Carlton" dance being used in the game, as well as Backpack Kid, who claims the game creators stole his move, "The Floss" -- and they all seem to have the same claim ... we popularized a dance, and therefore its ours.
Good luck, fellas.
#ChrisBrown is taking his own legal action.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that the star was being detained by police in Paris over accusations of aggravated rape and drug offenses. Later Tuesday, the star and two other individuals were released. Citing French prosecutors, TMZ reported Brown was released without bail and is free to leave the country.
A source told NBC News, "The investigation is not closed at this stage and continues under the authority of the Parquet of Paris." The star sounded off on social media with a since-deleted adamant denial. "I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR...... THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP! NNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!! FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!" he captioned a photo that read, "THIS B--CH LYIN.'" Since the star's rebuttal, Brown is taking his defense one step further. His attorney Raphael Chiche confirmed to E! News that they are getting a defamation complaint ready and plan to file it today at the prosecutor's office. According to reports, a woman accused the star of raping her at a Paris hotel last week.
The star was photographed in Paris on Thursday ahead of Paris Fashion Week. While it's unclear what his plans were in the city, he shared a photo of himself during rehearsal in Paris on Monday. "Dance REHEARSAL! @dancer_boysmith got me working IN PARIS....," he captioned the shot.
After news of his release, he shared a clip of himself dancing in the same studio, though it's unclear when the video was shot. The performer also shared photos of article headlines announcing his release from custody and posted a meme on his Instagram Story of a kid in awe over the land of "make believe." The meme was captioned, "Me when I hear untrue stories about Chris." #TheRedTape@ENews