Miley Cyrus Settles "We Can't Stop" Copyright Lawsuit

Miley Cyrus poses backstage during I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell - EMBED 2019
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Songwriter Michael May, who performs under the name Flourgon, made accusations that the singer and her label, Sony's RCA Records, copied material from his 1988 song "We Run Things."

A settlement agreement has been reached in the $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Jamaican songwriter Michael May (aka Flourgon) against Miley Cyrus and her song "We Can't Stop" in 2018, according to Reuters

May, who performs under the name Flourgon, claimed that the singer and her label, Sony's RCA Records, copied material from his 1988 song "We Run Things," including the phrase “We run things/ Things no run we." Cyrus sings “We run things/ Things don’t run we" on the chorus of "We Can't Stop."

Reuters reported that Cyrus and Sony filed a joint stipulation ending the lawsuit with prejudice, meaning the case cannot be filed by the plaintiff on the same grounds again, on Friday in Manhattan federal court.

Terms of the settlement have not been made known.

"We Can't Stop," the lead single off of Cyrus' Bangerz album, was released by RCA in 2013, and reached No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

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