Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Jamaican Entertainer Sues Miley Cyrus, Seek $390 Million

Pop singer Miley Cyrus was sued by a Reggae artist for $390.5 million on Mar 13, 2018.The Reggae singer claims Cyrus 2013 hit We Can't Stop closely resembles a song he recorded 25 years earlier and that she is infringing his copyright. 

Michael May, who performs as Flourgon, said his 1988 song We Run Things  was "a favourite for lovers of reggae music worldwide" since reaching No. 1 in his home country, and that about 50 percent of We Can't Stop comes from him.   

In the docs, Flourgon says she jacked his "unique and creative lyrical phraseology in order to establish an overarching and pervasive theme, in the realm of self-discovery and self-governing." He also accused Cyrus and her label RCA Records, owned by Sony Corp, of misappropriating his material, including the phrase "We run things. Things no run we," which she sings as "We run things. Things don't run we." 

Listen to the songs, and decide for yourself. Flourgon is suing Miley and Sony to block further distribution, sales, and performances of "We Can't Stop" ... and, of course, for money.

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