Robin Thicke recently shocked his fans when he admitted that Pharrell Williams basically wrote all of Robin’s biggest hit “Blurred Lines.” As Williams was penning the single, Robin Thicke was high on drugs and alcohol. You can read more about Robin’s confessions here, but now it seems the singer has even more drama for his fans to feast on.
According to CBS News, Robin Thicke’s lawyer claims that the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited Thicke in his “moment of personal vulnerability,” trying to prove that “Blurred Lines” was ripped off of one of Gaye’s biggest hits, “Got to Give it Up.”
Gaye’s estate sued both Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams earlier last year. The deposition for Thicke’s lawsuit was recently obtained by The Associated Press. Thicke’s attorney Howard King says Marvin Gaye’s estate is simply trying to fluff up their lawsuit with inconclusive proof that Thicke’s hit was stolen from Marvin Gaye.
“Robin’s moment of personal vulnerability is being exploited in the hope of diverting attention from the obvious weakness of their legal claim,” said Thicke’s lawyer.
Marvin Gaye’s family responded to the accusations of exploiting Robin Thicke with a statement of their own.
“We did not inject Mr. Thicke’s issues into this case. Mr. Thicke and his counsel did so in the attempt to avoid his prior admissions regarding ‘Got to Give it Up.'”
Robin Thicke wanted credit for “Blurred Lines” once he realized what a huge hit it was going to be. But after the Gaye family sued him, Thicke decided it was best to prove he had nothing to do with the song, according to Philly. Robin even went so far as to admit his extreme drug use to prove he wasn’t cognizant enough to write the song.
“The record would have happened with or without me,” said Robin Thicke in the deposition. “I was just lucky enough to be there when he wrote it… Every day I woke up, I’d take a Vicodin to start the day. And then I’d fill up a water bottle with vodka and drink it before and during my interviews.”
To see the video that has gotten Robin Thicke in so much trouble, check out “Blurred Lines” in the YouTube video below.
What do you think about the situation? Should Robin take responsibility for the song, or should Pharrell? And did Marvin Gaye’s estate really exploit Robin Thicke when he was most vulnerable?