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By Damilola Faustino

Miley Cyrus is being sued for $300 million in a copyright infringement case involving her 2013 hit ‘We Can’t Stop’.

Miley Cyrus

She is being sued by Jamaican songwriter Michael May, who performs under the name Flourgon, who claims that the track infringes upon his 1988 single ‘We Run Things’.

Interestingly, ‘We Can’t Stop’ was the first single from Cyrus’ career-transforming fourth album ‘Bangerz’.

May’s lawyers argued that Cyrus’ song substantially incorporated his vocal melody/rhythm/cadence/inflection, pointing to a substantially similar hook and alleged similarities between Cyrus’ refrain, “We run things. Things don’t run we” and his lyrics, “We run things. Things no run we”.

They argue that Cyrus’ song “owes the basis of its chart-topping popularity and its highly-lucrative success to plaintiff May’s protected, unique, creative and original content.”

May is seeking a trial by jury, plus a halt to sales and performances of Cyrus’ song as well as damages and legal fees.

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