Miley Cyrus Sued For Allegedly Stealing "We Can't Stop" From Reggae Song

Angelo Anderson
March 14, 2018

"Cyrus exchanged her trademark "good girl" Disney profile for a gritty and hyper-sexualized image, quite often brazenly and defiantly invoking provocative and obscene statements, lyrics and dress and personal vocalizations to reflect the grittiness, aggression and sultriness associated with USA based hip-hop, R&B, urban and Caribbean music", the lawsuit reads.

In that song, May sings, "We run things / Things no run we". Flourgon used that same line on his 1988 dancehall single "We Run Things", which was a #1 hit in Jamaica.

May filed a complaint on Tuesday (March 13), Reuters reports, with producers Mike WiLL Made-It and Rock City (Timothy and Theron Thomas), Cyrus' manager Larry Rudolph, plus the labels RCA Records and Sony Music also named in the suit. "Things no run we". 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'".

Representatives for Cyrus, 25, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Mind you, Flourgon's song never charted in the US, and it came out 4 years before Miley was born, but anyway. here's his claim. In addition to topping several charts, the track has received multiple platinum certifications, including five in the U.S.

"We Can't Stop" was the first single from Cyrus" career-transforming fourth album "Bangerz". May is now seeking a trial by jury, an injunction to halt sales and further performances of the song, damages and attorney's fees.

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