Miley Cyrus Sued for $300 Million for Allegedly Stealing “We Can’t Stop”
Miley Cyrus could end up being hundreds of millions of dollars poorer all thanks to a recent lawsuit. 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.
In the suit, the man claims MiCy stole his “unique and creative lyrical phraseology in order to establish an overarching and pervasive theme … in the realm of self-discovery and self-governings,” according to TMZ.
Flourgon’s song in question has the lyrics “We run things / Things no run we” and Miley croons “We run things / Things don’t run we” in her tune.
Here are both songs so you can listen for yourself:
Michael also says the blonde’s single “owes the basis of its chart-topping popularity to and its highly-lucrative success to plaintiff May’s protected, unique, creative and original content.”
He reportedly won “formal copyright protection” for all musical arrangements in “We Run Things” after seeking protection from the U.S. Copyright Office November 2017
According to his complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday, the man also wants all sales, distribution and performances of “We Can’t Stop” to stop until the case is settled.
This isn’t the first time MiCy has been hit with (or at least involved in) a lawsuit, however. A woman tried to sue her for $4 billion for that infamous eye-slant picture, but a Los Angeles judge eventually dismissed the case.
A few years later, the company that made many of the Bangerz Tour‘s sets and props was sued by a construction worker who claimed he was injured after he fell and hurt himself as he was making a giant slide shaped like a tongue, which the blonde used every night on stage. We also can’t forget about her fake booking agent who allegedly stole $125,000 from a concert promotion company.