Miley Cyrus sued for allegedly stealing 'We Can't Stop' lyrics

Miley Cyrus has been sued by Michael

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a federal court in NY, said the lyrics belonged "distinctly" to Flourgon with "roots in Jamaican Patois with its own unique phraseology and linguistic combinations that, when translated into English, is not grammatically correct".

Flourgon's song in question has the lyrics "We run things / Things no run we" and Miley croons "We run things / Things don't run we" in her tune.

Jamaican dancehall artist Flourgon has sued pop superstar Miley Cyrus for $300 million for using the hook of his hit song, We Run Things, without permission.

In the suit, Flourgon argued that Miley Cyrus undergo some drastic changes in "her style of dress and personal vocalizations to reflect the grittiness, aggression, and sultriness associated with US-based hip-hop, R&B, urban and Caribbean music".

According to the deejay, born Michael May, Miley stole his lyrics for her 2013 smash hit "We Can't Stop" and that song helped her became a megastar. "Things no run we", a phrase May claims to have coined.

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In the court documents, May notes he won "formal copyright protection" in November with the US Copyright Office for all musical arrangements in his song.

This lawsuit is no party in the United States of America for the singer.

The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

May is seeking a halt to all future sales or performances of "We Can't Stop", as well as a list of demands equaling upwards of $300 million. It was the lead single from her 2013 album Bangerz.

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