The only tangible similarity between the songs is the line "We run things, things no run we", which shares a spot in both choruses, although Miley's is slightly different: "We run things".
May's lawyers argue that Cyrus' song "substantially incorporated" his "vocal melody/rhythm/cadence/inflection", pointing to a "substantially similar hook" and alleged similarities between Cyrus' refrain, "We run things". Jamaican songwriter Michael May (who goes by the stage name Flourgon) filed the $300 million Dollars suit yesterday (March 13) in Manhattan, claiming that Cyrus's hit ripped off his 1988 song "We Run Things".
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".
Miley Cyrus is being accused of stealing from a Caribbean songwriter for her hit "We Can't Stop" and he wants a court order prohibiting her from continuing to profit off the infringing song.
He is suing Miley and Sony to block further distribution, sales, and performances of the song, as well as seeking the massive payout. Reps for Cyrus did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Hmmm. listen to the songs, and decide for yourself.