Miley Cyrus Slapped With $300 Million Lawsuit For Copyright Infringement

Miley Cyrus has been sued by Michael

Flourgon claims that Cyrus infringed on his copyright by using the "we run things" phrase as part of the "We Can't Stop" hook.

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

On her song, Cyrus sings: "We run things, things don't run we".

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".

According to legal documents obtained by ABC News, Caribbean songwriter Michael May, who performs under the name Flourgon, has sued the singer in NY federal court.

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

Mind you, Flourgon's song never charted in the USA, and it came out 4 years before Miley was born, but anyway. here's his claim.

Producers Theron and Timothy Thomas are also named in the suit, as May alleges that the pair openly admitted they were inspired by Caribbean music and would sometimes borrow melodies from island songs.

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".

We Can't Stop, from Cyrus' album Bangerz, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2013, with the single Wrecking Ball a major smash too.

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