On Tuesday, Dancehall artiste Flourgon otherwise known as Michael May filed $US300-million lawsuit against Miley Cyrus in the US District Court, Manhattan, New York. In the suit, May alleges that Cyrus ‘s 2013 hit song ‘We Can’t Stop” closely resembles his song We Run Things which was released in 1988.
In the Jamaica Observer it stated that “Flourgon 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.”
May luckily got his copyright protection just in time to seek his enormous lawsuit.
The deejay said he sought to protect his work last year with the US Copyright Office, and in November won “formal copyright protection” for all musical arrangements in We Run Things.
At this time, May refused to speak with the press as he was given clear instructions not to comment by his lawyer.