Singer Miley Cyrus has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit over her smash hit “We Can’t Stop,” released in 2013. Reuters reports that the $300 million suit was filed Tuesday by a Jamaican songwriter who says the song closely resembles a song he recorded 25 years ago.
“Michael May, who performs as Flourgon, said his 1988 song ‘We Run Things’ has been ‘a favorite 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,” Reuters reports. “He 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.’”