Cyrus sued over ‘We Can’t Stop’
NEW YORK (AP) — Jamaican artist Flourgon has sued Miley Cyrus and Sony Music for the singer’s 2013 song, “We Can’t Stop.”
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in New York City, claims Cyrus’ megahit borrows from Flourgon’s 1988 song, “We Run Things.”
On her song, Cyrus sings: “We run things, things don’t run we.” Flourgon’s song includes virtually the same line, “We run things, things no run we.”
Flourgon’s real name is Michael May. The lawsuit, which seeks $300 million in damages, also names RCA Records, which is a Sony label, and Mike WiLL Made-It, who produced and co-wrote “We Can’t Stop.”
Cyrus’ song became an international multiplatinum hit, giving her an official pop star breakthrough. The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
A representative for the defendants didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment.
Contestant: Perry kiss not harassment
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Katy Perry kissed a contestant on “American Idol” and he did not like it.
But Benjamin Glaze is downplaying some backlash aimed at Perry, who is a judge on the show. The 19-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday to say he did not think he was sexually harassed.
The singer from Oklahoma says he was uncomfortable when Perry kissed him on the lips as he auditioned during the show’s two-night season opener on ABC. Glaze says he had never been kissed before.
He needed some water before singing Nick Jonas’ “Levels,” which Perry called “a bit rushed.”
Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan did not send Glaze to the next round. Glaze says he should have picked another song and calmed himself down regardless of the kiss.
Versace join no-fur trend in fashion
MILAN (AP) —î Versace has become the latest fashion house to eliminate fur from its collections, joining Gucci, Giorgio Arman, Hugo Boss among others.
The Humane Society, which campaigns against the sale of fur, welcomed the decision Wednesday, noting that “Versace is a massively influential luxury brand that symbolizes excess and glamor.” The group quoted an interview in the Economist Group’s “1843” magazine with designer Donatella Versace, who said: “Fur? I am out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right.”
Versace hasn’t said when it would phase fur out of their collections, but given the fashion cycle it wouldn’t be before the next winter season. Versace is joining a trend among fashion houses to make its collections more environmentally sustainable.