Miley Cyrus Sued for $300 Million For Copyright Infringement Over “We Can’t Stop”
Posted: 2:29 pm Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
Let’s take it back to the summer of 2013 when Miley Cyrus’s single “We Can’t Stop” was killing it! Fast forward to 2018…. That same song is causing her to face some legal troubles. Jamaican singer & songwriter Michael May aka Flourgon, is claiming Miley stole the lyrics from his 1988 track “We Run Things.” May alleges Cyrus’s lyrics “We run things / Things don’t run we” were taken from his lyrics “We run things / Things no run we,” and adds that the former Voice coach’s track “substantially incorporated” his “vocal melody/rhythm/cadence/inflection.” May’s lawyers told Reuters the performer is seeking $300 million in damages. “May was the first to construct such a sequence using the phrase “‘We run things. Things no run we’ and was the first musical artist to convey this unique, creative and original lyrical phrase/sequence into musical arrangement,” May’s lawyers argue in the documents. The suit also points towards Cyrus’s change from an “‘All-American,’ wholesome musical and television character” on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana to an “edgy” artist with a “new approach to life and music,” and claims she used Caribbean music for inspiration. May is also seeking a trial by jury and wants to prohibit Cyrus from profiting further from the song.