Miley Cyrus Sued for Copyright Infringement Over "We Can't Stop"

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

Miley Cyrus has been accused of cultural appropriation on more than a few occasions, but a current lawsuit is suggesting far more than appropriation took place on her 2013 hit single "We Can't Stop".

In the docs, Flourgon isn't saying Miley stole his music, or even a single line from his song.

May is not the first artist to try claim ownership of lyrics; Taylor Swift frequently files to trademark lines from her songs.

May, who sings under the stage name Flourgon, sued Cyrus in a federal court in NY, according to The Blast.




Flourgon's track never charted in the United States, and was released four years before Miley was born.

According to Reuters, Michael May, who goes by the stage name Flourgon, reportedly believes 50 per cent of 'We Can't Stop' has been derived from his 1988 song 'We Run Things', which went to No. 1 in Jamaica and has been "a favourite for lovers of reggae music worldwide". "Things no run we".

In the court documents, May notes he won "formal copyright protection" in November with the US Copyright Office for all musical arrangements in his song. The 25-year-old singer - whose single hit the number one spot in the United Kingdom when it was released in 2013 - has been accused of stealing the track by a Jamaican musician, who is seeking to stop all further performances and sales.

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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