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Robin Thicke was high when he recorded Blurred Lines, then lied about it

And he’s jealous of Pharrell Williams.

Thicke with model Emily Ratajkowski in a still from the Blurred Lines video.
Thicke with model Emily Ratajkowski in a still from the Blurred Lines video.

ROBIN THICKE SAYS he couldn’t have copied Blurred Lines from an old Marvin Gaye song, because he was high when he arrived in the studio to write it.

In Thicke’s deposition (obtained by the Hollywood Reporter) for a copyright claim against him and Pharrell Williams by Gaye’s family, he reveals that not only was he under the influence of alcohol and Vicodin the day the song was written, he subsequently lied about his involvement in putting Blurred Lines together.

He says he was “present” during the creation of the song but that Williams “wrote almost every single part”.

Thicke said he subsequently wanted more credit because the song was such a hit. He told the likes of Billboard and GQ that he and Pharrell were influenced by Marvin Gaye’s Got to Give it Up and that they bashed out the song together.

gq Source: GQ

(GQ followed this up with a poetic smattering of shade:

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Ouch.)

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Williams has claimed the song as his and says that it was never intended to ape any of Gaye’s work.

Blurred Lines. The gift that keeps on giving.

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