Miley Cyrus Says Accuser Doesn't Own Jamaican Phrase

Law360 (August 23, 2018, 4:24 PM EDT) -- Pop singer Miley Cyrus is pushing a New York federal judge to toss a lawsuit claiming she stole her 2013 hit "We Can't Stop" from an earlier reggae track, saying her accuser is trying to claim ownership of a common Jamaican saying.

The motion to dismiss on Wednesday came in a lawsuit filed in March by a reggae performer known as Flourgon, who claimed Cyrus lifted much of her song from his "We Run Things," a song released in Jamaica in 1988.

In pushing to end the case, Cyrus said Flourgon merely adapted the short phrase used in both songs —...

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