Miley Cyrus was one of the many celebrities who promised to renounce their U.S. citizenship and leave the country if Donald Trump became our president. After a year of him being her president, she finally decided to leave the country in search of a new role in a different land. Unfortunately, that happened to be short-lived and nothing more than a trip to the other side of the world with her man back to where he’s from in Australia. No surprise that she doesn’t have it in her to do as she said and has even been called out frequently over why she never left and only could only answer with excuses.
She has since returned to America and said she has no plans of moving anywhere else, but now she might have to. While she’s been busy in Australia with on again/off again boyfriend Liam Hemsworth and his family, Miley was oblivious to the bad news back at home that could potentially destroy her career forever.
According to Fox News, Miley Cyrus was hit with a $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit on Tuesday brought by a Jamaican songwriter who says the singer’s hit “We Can’t Stop” too closely resembles a song he recorded 30 years ago, a report said.
Michael May said about 50 percent of Cyrus’ 2013 hit came from his 1988 song “We Run Things,” Reuters reported.
May accused Cyrus and Sony-owned RCA Records of misappropriating his material. He cited the song lines “We run things. Things no run we,” which Cyrus sings “We run things. Things don’t run we. “[Cyrus’ song] owes the basis of its chart-topping popularity and its highly-lucrative success to plaintiff May’s protected, unique, creative and original content,” the lawsuit stated, according to Reuters.
May, whose stage name is Flourgon, said his song has been “a favorite for lovers of reggae music worldwide” since it topped the charts in Jamaica. May wants Cyrus and RCA Records to seize all sales and performances of “We Can’t Stop.” The lawsuit does not specify any damages, but his lawyers called it a “$300 million case.”
Cyrus’ rep and RCA told Variety they will not be commenting on the pending lawsuit.“We Can’t Stop” never reached No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at No. 2 behind Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” — which lost a multimillion lawsuit to Marvin Gaye’s estate.
If Cyrus loses this lawsuit it would be crippling. As she moves forward in her career maybe she should write her own songs and stop copying other songwriters’ work. Miley is just one more celebrity that has blasted Trump and is now crashing and burning, seems like karma is in full swing. This trend among the Hollywood elitists won’t end until they do.