A Jamaican musician filed a $300 million lawsuit against Miley Cyrus in New York on Tuesday (March 13) claiming that the singer's 2013 hit "We Can't Stop" too closely resembles the lyrics to a song he released more than 25 years ago. According to a Reuters report, Michael May (who performs as Flourgon), claims that "We Can't Stop" is similar to his 1988 hit "We Run Things," which he said has been a "favorite for lovers of reggae music worldwide" since it reached No. 1 in Jamaica.
The singer accused Miley and her label, RCA Records, of misappropriating his lyrics, which include "We run things/ Things no run we," which Cyrus sings as "We run things/ Things don't run we." Miley's song was co-written and produced by Mike Will Made-It, P-Nasty and Rock City, with Cyrus earning a songwriting credit as well; the song also credits Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick due to a sample of their iconic 1985 hit "La Di Da Di."