Miley Cyrus sued for $300M by Jamaican artist over 'We Can't Stop'

Singer Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth attends the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills California

Flourgon used that same line on his 1988 dancehall single "We Run Things", which was a #1 hit in Jamaica.

"We Can't Stop" was written and produced by Mike Will Made It, P-Nasty, and Rock City, with additional writing from Cyrus as well as Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick (presumably because the song's chorus borrows a line from their 1985 track, "La Di Do Di").

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.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Michael May (aka Flourgon) sued the singer in federal court in NY. Things no run we", which she sings as "We run things.

May wants Cyrus and Sony-owned RCA Records to seize all sales and performances of "We Can't Stop".

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Reuters has reported that May says Miley's song, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, "owes the basis of its chart-topping popularity to and its highly-lucrative success to plaintiff May's protected, unique, creative and original content".

Miley Cyrus could end up being hundreds of millions of dollars poorer all thanks to a recent lawsuit.

Representatives for Cyrus, 25, did not immediately respond to requests for comment via Facebook and Twitter. It was the lead single from her 2013 album Bangerz.

Thicke and co-writer Pharrell Williams were ordered to pay more than $7 million to the estate of Marvin Gaye after a jury found similarities to his song "Got to Give It Up".

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