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Miley Cyrus Slapped With $300 Million Lawsuit For Copyright Infringement

15 March 2018

Flourgon used that same line on his 1988 dancehall single "We Run Things", which was a #1 hit in Jamaica.

Flourgon's real name is Michael May.

According to the deejay, born Michael May, Miley stole his lyrics for her 2013 smash hit "We Can't Stop" and that song helped her became a megastar.

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Now: "We Run Things", which is a great song, sounds absolutely nothing like "We Can't Stop", which is not.

Even though I want Miley Cyrus to face the consequences of all her questionable antics, especially after she suggested that "hip hop was too vulgar", I can't wholeheartedly say that the two songs bear any resemblance at all.

May said he sought to protect his work past year with the U.S. Copyright Office, and in November won "formal copyright protection" for all musical arrangements in "We Run Things".

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Representatives for Cyrus, 25, did not immediately respond to requests for comment via Facebook and Twitter.

The suit claims that Cyrus' song "owes the basis of its chart-topping popularity and its highly-lucrative success to plaintiff May's protected, unique, creative and original content". The suit was filed in a NY court on Tuesday of this week and the legendary Jamaican dancehall deejay is asking for an ambitious sum of US$300 million. May also is aiming to halt performance and distribution of "We Can't Stop", and seeking a trial by jury for the case.

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Miley Cyrus Slapped With $300 Million Lawsuit For Copyright Infringement