Miley Cyrus has reached a settlement in the $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit with Jamaican Dancehall artiste Flourgon.
Cyrus’ lawyers say a settlement agreement had been made in a December 12th letter that would be filed “pending payment of the settlement proceeds.” Terms of the settlement were not revealed.
In 2018, Flourgon, real name Michael May, filed a US$300 million copyright infringement lawsuit against Miley Cyrus.
In the lawsuit the Veteran Dancehall deejay claimed that the pop star plagiarized his infamous “we run things, things no run we” lyric for her 2013 single ‘We Can’t Stop.’
The lyric was originally featured in Flourgon’s 1998 hit single “We run tings,” which was produced by Redman International.
The lawsuit which was filed by Flourgon in the US District Court of Manhattan, New York, had accused Cyrus and her label RCA Records, of misappropriating his material, including the lyrics, “We run things, things no run we,” which she sings as ‘We run things, things don’t run we.”
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