Robin Thicke Seeks Court Ruling That He Didn’t Steal Marvin Gaye’s Song

Robin Thicke has now managed to get the controversial song Blurred Lines into court.

The singer, with co-composers Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, filed suit in Los Angeles on Thursday asking a federal judge to decide that his song hit doesn’t copy other songs composed by Marvin Gaye and Parliament Funkadelic, says The Hollywood Reporter.

According to the filing, the Gayes and Bridgeport claim Blurred Lines steals two other songs. The first is Gaye’s song Got to Give It Up; the second is Funkadelic’s song Sexy Ways. They have reportedly threatened litigation if the plaintiffs don’t offer a monetary settlement.

The suit states: “Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic, and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists,”

Members of Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Music, which owns some of P. Funk’s songs, are named as defendants.

The lawsuit continues: “The basis of the Gaye defendants’ claims is that Blurred Lines and Got to Give It Up ‘feel’ or ‘sound’ the same,” Being reminiscent of a ‘sound’ is not copyright infringement. The intent in producing Blurred Lines was to evoke an era.”

George Clinton, who once lead P. Funk, defended RobinThicke on Twitter, writing: “No sample of #Funkadelic’s ‘Sexy Ways’ in @RobinThicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ – yet Armen Boladian thinks so? We support @RobinThicke @Pharrell!”

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