Dancehall Artist Flourgon Sues Miley Cyrus For $300 Million

15 March, 2018, 05:39 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
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He claimed his song has been "a favorite for lovers of reggae music worldwide" since reaching No. 1 in his home country, and that about 50 per cent of We Can't Stop comes from him.

According to the deejay, born Michael May, Miley stole his lyrics for her 2013 smash hit "We Can't Stop" and that song helped her became a megastar. He cited the song lines, "We run things".

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a federal court in NY, said the lyrics belonged "distinctly" to Flourgon with "roots in Jamaican Patois with its own unique phraseology and linguistic combinations that, when translated into English, is not grammatically correct". Flourgon claims that Cyrus infringed on his copyright by using the "we run things" phrase as part of the "We Can't Stop" hook.

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Flourgon says Miley Cyrus jacked some key lyrics from his 1988 hit "We Run Things".

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

"The lawsuit also argues: "[Cyrus' song] owes the basis of its chart-topping popularity to and its highly-lucrative success to plaintiff May's protected, unique, creative and original content".

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Representatives for Cyrus, 25, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

FILE PHOTO: 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Singer Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth. It peaked at No. 2 - behind Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" that also lost a multi-million lawsuit to Marvin Gaye's estate.

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