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'

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

In a suit filed in the Southern District court of NY yesterday, May claims that Cyrus's 2013 Bangerz hit "We Can't Stop" owes "approximately Fifty Percent (50%) of the substantive content", as well as its "chart-topping popularity to and...highly-lucrative success", to his 1988 Jamacian hit "We Run Things".

The suit claims the Jamaica-based songwriter, along with artist Michael May, wrote a song titled "We Run Things" back in 1988. In translation, Flourgon thinks Miley's pronouncement of not being able to stop is equivalent to saying that he runs things. You can hear it at the beginning of the song here. "Things don't run we". "Things don't run we".

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". Compare the two songs below and you be the judge. Producers Mike WiLL Made It and Rock City, Cyrus' manager Larry Rudolph as well as record labels RCA Records and Sony Music are also named in the lawsuit.

"We Can't Stop", from Miley Cyrus' Bangerz, was met with initial public backlash for a variety of reasons including its sexualized portrayal of Cyrus, a former child star, its drug-referencing lyrics, and its alleged reappropriation of African American culture.

The suit does not specify how much cash May is seeking from Cyrus, 25, but a statement from his lawyers to the News claims he wants $300 million, as well as a trial by jury and for the singer to quit profiting from "We Can't Stop".

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