Pop superstar Miley Cyrus now being sued for copyright infringement — with damages potentially hitting $300 million. That is, for one lyric in her hit single, “We Can’t Stop”. The song is from her fourth studio album, Bangerz, released in 2013.
The lawsuit is coming from Michael May, better known as Flourgon, a Jamaican dancehall artist. Flourgon had several Jamaican hit singles in the late 1980s and 1990s, and remains an active performer today.
May alleges that Cyrus ripped off his catch-phase, ‘We Run Things,’ which is actually the name of a song written by May. In “We Can’t Stop,” Cyrus repeats the lyric ‘we run things’ in the chorus.
“We run things/Things don’t run we” are the lyrics of Miley’s single.
In May’s track, the lyrics are: “We run things/Things no run we.”