Monday, 25 June, 2018

Miley Cyrus Sued by Jamaican Artist for Allegedly Stealing 'We Can't Stop'

Cyrus and Robin Thicke perform a medley of Miley Cyrus sued for $300 million for allegedly stealing 'We Can't Stop'
Nicole Thomas | 14 March, 2018, 21:36

On the track about exploring sexual and other personal freedom, Cyrus sings, "And we can't stop / We run things, things don't run we / Don't take nothing from nobody". Jamaican songwriter Michael May (who goes by the stage name Flourgon) filed the $300 million United States dollars suit yesterday (March 13) in Manhattan, claiming that Cyrus's hit ripped off his 1988 song "We Run Things".

"Cyrus exchanged her trademark "good girl" Disney profile for a gritty and hyper-sexualized image, quite often brazenly and defiantly invoking provocative and obscene statements, lyrics and dress and personal vocalizations to reflect the grittiness, aggression and sultriness associated with US based hip-hop, R&B, urban and Caribbean music", the lawsuit reads.

According to Reuters, May has accused the singer of misappropriating his material, pointing to the phrase "We run things". Furthermore, the Jamaican artist reportedly won "formal copyright protection" for all musical arrangements in "We Run Things" back in November.

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Cyrus' camp has not commented on the suit. A spokeswoman for Sony did not immediately respond to a similar request.

Miley Cyrus is in a bit of a legal jam. Mind you, Flourgon's song never charted in the US, and it came out 4 years before Miley was born, but anyway. here's his claim. May also is aiming to halt performance and distribution of "We Can't Stop", and seeking a trial by jury for the case.

Cyrus' record, which served as the lead single of her 2013 Bangerz album, was an undeniable commercial success.

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