Miley Cyrus sued by Flourgon for $408m over song lyrics

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

Miley Cyrus needs to stop making money off "We Can't Stop". according to an Jamaican dancehall artist who claims her hit would be nothing without his 1988 classic.

In the suit, May alleges that Cyrus's lyrics, namely the line, "We run things, things don't run we", are blatantly copped from his tune, and that she unlawfully borrowed his "vocal melody/rhythm/cadence/inflection". As the title of the song might suggest, May also objects to Cyrus' use of the phrase "We run things, things don't run we", which he claims is an interpolation of his song's central patois-derived line, "We run things".

In his lawsuit, the deejay argued that Miley Cyrus released the song at a pivotal moment in her career when she was transitioning from Hannah Montana from the Disney series into a more edgier and sexually charged pop star. "Things no run we".

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The single "We Can't Stop" is certified platinum and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013.

FILE PHOTO: 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Singer Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth. The song allegedly became a cultural hit and garnered significant sales and popularity both domestically and in the Caribbean region.

Representatives for Cyrus, 25, did not immediately respond to requests for comment via Facebook and Twitter.