Monday 6 April, 2020

Flourgon speaks on case settlement with Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has settled a $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit by a Jamaican songwriter who accused the pop star of stealing her 2013 smash “We Can’t Stop” from a similar song he recorded a quarter-century earlier.

Since the development, the artiste Michael 'Flourgon' May has come out to speak on the development in an interview with Loop News. 

"Is not like they say it is," a frustrated Flourgon told Loop reporter Claude Mills, who admitted that his phone had been inundated with calls. "I am getting a lot of calls from all over...all kinds of people."

The artiste made the comment but would not divulge more details of the settlement, but it has emerged that the legal team took "55 per cent of the settlement" to cover their legal fees. 

The artiste sued Cyrus in March 2018, claiming that “We Can’t Stop” closely resembled his 1988 song “We Run Things,” which he called a reggae favourite since reaching No. 1 in his home country.

May accused Cyrus and her label RCA Records, owned by Sony Corp, of misappropriating material including the phrase “We run things. Things no run we,” which she sang as “We run things. Things don’t run we.”

 

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