Flourgon's song includes virtually the same line, "We run things, things no run we".
May, who sings under the stage name Flourgon, sued Cyrus in a federal court in NY, according to The Blast. Things no run we", which she sings as "We run things. In a lawsuit filed on March 13, May claimed that Cyrus' 2013 banger infringes on his single "We Run Things", which he recorded back in 1988.
May's "We Run Things" has the refrain "We run things, things no run we", which he claims Cyrus knowingly stole in her song when she says "We run things, things don't run we".
Now: "We Run Things", which is a great song, sounds absolutely nothing like "We Can't Stop", which is not. A spokeswoman for Sony did not immediately respond to a similar request.
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The Wall Street Journal story was written by Devlin Barrett, who is now a reporter at The Washington Post . The New York Times first reported the Federal Bureau of Investigation recommendation.
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. The suit was filed in a NY court on Tuesday of this week and the legendary Jamaican dancehall deejay is asking for an ambitious sum of US$300 million.
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.
We Can't Stop, from Cyrus' album Bangerz, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2013, with the single Wrecking Ball a major smash too.
He also insisted that around 50 per cent of We Can't Stop came from him, with him accusing Cyrus and her label RCA Records of "misappropriating his material".