She Can Stop: Miley Cyrus Settles $300 Million “We Can’t Stop” Claim

by Khadija Dukes

Just as her ex-lover, Liam Hemsworth, is slapped with a copyright infringement suit, Miley Cyrus settles hers for $300 million, according to

Cyrus’ popular yet controversial hit, “We Can’t Stop,” was the source of a copyright infringement claim in 2013 filed by Jamaican singer and songwriter Michael May. May claimed that Cyrus’ song infringed upon his 1988 reggae tune, “We Run Things.” The song, which featured the lyrics “We run things. Things no run we,” was notably similar to Cyrus’ lyrics, “We run things. Things don’t run we.”

The song, which debuted around the same time as Robin Thicke’s Billboard-charting hit “Blurred Lines,” seems to have faired better for Cyrus than it did Thicke who faced similar infringement claims.

Let’s hope Hemsworth too can get a Cyrus ending rather than a Thicke one.

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