Even though I want Miley Cyrus to face the consequences of all her questionable antics, especially after she suggested that "hip hop was too vulgar", I can't wholeheartedly say that the two songs bear any resemblance at all.
FILE PHOTO: 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 - Singer Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth. The suit was filed in a NY court on Tuesday of this week and the legendary Jamaican dancehall deejay is asking for an ambitious sum of US$300 million.
Michael May, who performs as Flourgon, said his 1988 song "We Run Things" has been "a favorite for lovers of reggae music worldwide" since reaching No. 1 in his home country, and that about 50 percent of "We Can't Stop" comes from him. Gon was a popular dancehall artist in the 1980s and early 90s. He also argued that the lyrics has distinct roots in Jamaican culture and carries a unique meaning in Jamaican Patois that would not be grammatically correct when translates into English.
Producers Theron and Timothy Thomas are also named in the suit, as May alleges that the pair openly admitted they were inspired by Caribbean music and would sometimes borrow melodies from island songs.
Flourgon's track never charted in the USA, and was released four years before Miley was born. The pop star has not yet responded to the lawsuit.
Listen to Cyrus' song below and see whether you hear the alleged similarities to Flourgon's song (shared above).