Jamaican singer sues Miley Cyrus over lyric

Miley Cyrus sued for $300 million for allegedly stealing 'We Can't Stop'

Miley Cyrus sued for $300 million for allegedly stealing 'We Can't Stop'

"Things no run we", while Cyrus's song has the lyric, "We run things, things don't run we".

Jamaican musician Michael May a.k.a. Flourgon is suing the former Disney Channel star and Sony Music, the company that owns record label RCA, for - wait for it - $300 million because he claims her 2013 hit song, "We Can't Stop", is a ripoff of his tune, "We Run Things", which came out in 1988.

More specifically he zeroes in on the phrase "We run things, things no run we", which Miley changed to, "We run things, things don't run we".

According to legal documents first obtained by The Blast, Caribbean songwriter Michael May, who performs under the name Flourgon, has sued the singer in NY federal court. Things no run we", which Cyrus sings, "We run things.

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Cyrus' song became an global multiplatinum hit, giving her an official pop star breakthrough. The publication summed up the lawsuit by saying "Mr. Flourgon seems to thinks Miley's declaration of not stopping is the same thing as him saying he 'runs things'".

This lawsuit is no party in the United States of America for the singer.

The single "We Can't Stop" is certified platinum and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013. The suit claims cites May's 1988 song, making the case that it was big hit, with a wide audience and considerable sales in the US and across the Caribbean region.

The 25-year-old singer did not immediately respond to the lawsuit, which also seeks to prevent her from further performances of "We Can't Stop".

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