Miley Cyrus sued for $300 million over 'We Can't Stop' copyright infringement

Miley Cyrus sued for $300 million over 'We Can't Stop' copyright infringement

May, who sings under the stage name Flourgon, sued Cyrus in a federal court in NY, according to The Blast.

Jamaican artist Flourgon has sued Miley Cyrus and Sony Music for the singer's 2013 song, "We Can't Stop".

According to the Daily Mail newspaper, Flourgon, whose real name is Michael May, claims Cyrus used the line "we run things, things nuh run we" for her song We Can't Stop which was a big seller in 2013.

The credits for "We Can't Stop" list seven people, including Miley, her producer Mike WiLL Made-It and the two brothers who comprise the duo R. City.

May says the song contained the lyric, "We run things. Things no run we".

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In the court documents, May notes he won "formal copyright protection" in November with the US Copyright Office for all musical arrangements in his song.

The complaint reportedly said that Cyrus's song "owes the basis of its chart-topping popularity to and its highly-lucrative success to plaintiff May's protected, unique, creative and original content".

Representatives for Cyrus, 25, did not immediately respond to requests for comment via Facebook and Twitter. Mind you, Flourgon's song never charted in the USA, and it came out 4 years before Miley was born, but anyway. here's his claim. "The lawsuit does not specify any damages, but his lawyers called it a "$300 million case".

He also insisted that around 50 per cent of We Can't Stop came from him, with him accusing Cyrus and her label RCA Records of "misappropriating his material".

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