Miley Cyrus Slammed As “Culture Vulture” Again Amidst Reports of $300M Copyright Lawsuit

Published: Monday 19th Mar 2018 by Rashad

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:


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.


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  1. Jasmine March 19, 2018

    She is untalented. She is a wannabe Lady Gaga, Madonna (when she was young), and Gwen Stefani without the looks or producers to back it up. I thought Bangerz was a good album though. I did not buy it though cause I don’t like fake artists.

    • China March 20, 2018

      She is talented in her lane. Her “black card” was NEVER issued. She worked with some money greedy “URBAN” producers, that’s it. She had one hot cd with a few singles. Other than that she corny. Running around on stage like a corny GaGa in spandex bodysuits with no A_ss or T_its…..girl you have the body of a 14 year old boy.

  2. Jasmine March 19, 2018

    She can sing well and play the guitar and write… just be Hannah Montana or a country music lol star. ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️Your Wakanda(housing projects) application has been denied and put on the BANNED LIST! As an Asian with the skin tone sHade of a cow pie ? I can’t consciously have you around myself. I may be bisexual, and I may be a ninja but I’m not interest in karate chopping that appropriated vag, ewwllll!

    • Jasmine March 19, 2018

      Stop impersonating me troll

      • Jasmine March 19, 2018

        U wish u were were alllll woman like me- Jazzy:DaBaddesBih??‍♀️

      • Jasmine March 19, 2018

        I am all woman moron. You sir are a troll. Troll Trash.

  3. Michael E. Berumen March 19, 2018

    Absurd. Bangerz was a standard pop-rock album with one song that was mildly hip-hoppish. What some are failing to grasp or, more likely, blithely ignoring, is the inconvenient truth that what she denounced is not the entire genre, which she continues to admire, but misogyny and objectification, which have been rife in hip hop and , indeed, in popular music more generally. She did not denty her own participation, but now understands its untoward ramifications. That is called maturity. As for “appropriation,” that is often conflated with “mis”-appropriation, disrespect, or abuse. The fact is ALL modern musical forms borrow liberally from other cultures, and hip hop and rap are no exceptions, as any serious musicologist or anthropologist will attest. And it must be said, some trends or attributes within a culture, all cultures, ought to be denounced. And misogyny in music is certainly a case in point. Her critics are sidestepping this more important point by both glib distraction and non-sequitur.

    Cyrus is an experimenter. Following Bangerz she put out a psychedelic album, which she gave to her fans for free. This while she was establishing her foundation for dispossesed youth, Happy Hippie Foundation. Cyrus has done more for disenfranchised and disadvantaged people than most pop stars, having donated milllions and countless hours since she was a young teen to various worthy causes. At only 25, she remains one of the most generous celebrities, much of it behind the scenes, with little public recognition of her efforts. Time she gets some, and time to stop with the culture vulture nonsense.

  4. Suicide Blonde March 19, 2018

    She is white trash that is infatuated with dark people just me Mother Suicide.

  5. DanYiel Iman March 20, 2018

    I actually like Miley Cyrus!! ?

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