Miley Cyrus has reached a settlement in the $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit that accused the singer of stealing her 2013 hit ‘We Can’t Stop’. Jamaican songwriter Michael May (aka Flourgon) filed the lawsuit against Miley Cyrus and her song “We Can’t Stop” in 2018.
He claimed that “We Can’t Stop” was very similar to his 1988 hit, “We Run Things.” Flourgon describes the track as a “reggae favorite”; the single reached No. 1 in Jamaica. Flourgon accused Cyrus of misappropriating portions of the song, including the line “We run things, things don’t run we.” Flourgon and other contributors to “We Run Things” sought $300 million in damages from Cyrus and RCA.
May, Cyrus and Sony – along with a production team that includes Mike Will Made It – filed documents in Manhattan federal court on Friday to dismiss the lawsuit “with prejudice,” which is a final judgment that stops the plaintiff from filing the lawsuit again.