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


"Things no run we", while Cyrus's song has the lyric, "We run things, things don't run we".

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

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.

As the Associated Press reports, Michael May, who performs as Flourgon, is suing Cyrus over her 2013 #2 hit "We Can't Stop". In translation, Flourgon thinks Miley's pronouncement of not being able to stop is equivalent to saying that he runs things.

Now: "We Run Things", which is a great song, sounds absolutely nothing like "We Can't Stop", which is not.

May said he sought to protect his work a year ago with the U.S. Copyright Office, and in November won "formal copyright protection" for all musical arrangements in "We Run Things".

A representative for the defendants didn't immediately return an email seeking comment. The suit claims cites May's 1988 song, making the case that it was big hit, with a wide audience and considerable sales in the US and across the Caribbean region.

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 song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "The lawsuit does not specify any damages, but his lawyers called it a "$300 million case". A Jamaican artist is reportedly suing the pop star over her 2013 single, "We Can't Stop".