Miley Cyrus just can’t catch a break it seems.
The ‘Wrecking Ball’ beauty, just days after reports indicated she was being sued for a whopping $300 million for her multiplatinum 2013 hit ‘We Can’t Stop,’ now Hip Hop fans are slamming the songstress for allegedly trying to “weasel her way back in” the good graces of the genre’s diedhard listeners after publicly distancing herself last year.
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The Grammy-nominated songstress learned last week she would be defending her Mike Will Made It-produced hit after a Jamaican artist named Michael May filed a copyright infringement complaint in New York City. What he deemed “reasonable compensation” for the alleged infraction? $300 million.
The dispute centers on Cyrus’ lyrics “We run things/ Things don’t run we,” according tolegal documents obtained by PEOPLE. May, who performs under the name Flourgon, reportedly claims that he originated the phrase in his 1988 reggae track “We Run Things,” which includes the lyrics “We run things/ Things no run we.”
“May was the first to construct such a sequence using the phrase ‘We run things. Things no run we’,” May’s lawyers argue in the obtained documents, adding that Cyrus owes her track’s “chart-topping popularity and its highly-lucrative success” to May.
As if that’s not enough bad news, Cyrus found out over the weekend she – like Bruno Mars – was in the center of a cultural appropriation debate. Unlike Mars, the future Mrs. Hemsworth actually incited her backlash last year when she took to press to distance herself from Hip Hop while promoting her latest Pop album, ‘Younger Now.’
At the time telling Billboard she couldn’t listen to the genre any more because it was ridden with misogynistic lyrics (click here to read more on that), March 2018 saw the 25-year-old rocking out on social media to Offset (of Migos) single ‘Ric Flair Drop’…a song that features some, you guessed it, pretty misogynistic lyrics.
See her ring in St. Patrick’s Day in the video below:
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 17, 2018
The video surfaces a month after she proclaimed to ‘Wonderland’ magazine how much she loved Cardi B. Needless to say, Hip Hop fans weren’t pleased with her reimagined infatuation with the genre.