Here’s a strange twist the on “Blurred Lines” legal battle: According to AP, Robin Thicke’s attorney says the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited the singer’s “moment of personal vulnerability” in an attempt to prove that the hit “Blurred Lines” was a ripoff of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got To Give It Up.”
The Gaye estate sued Pharrell Williams and Thicke over the song last year and are trying to prove that Thicke admitted to copying “Got To Give It Up.”
In a recent court deposition Thicke admits that Pharrell Williams wrote the song and that he became “jealous” when it became such a big hit and that’s why he began hinting in interviews that he co-wrote the song.”
Now he admits that “I was just lucky enough to be there when he wrote it” and that he had been abusing drugs and alcohol during the period he did the interviews.
“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.”
– Robin Thicke
Aside from Thicke being a wasted mess and jealous he didn’t write his biggest song, do you think “Blurred Lines” is a ripoff of “Got To Give It Up?” Or is it just an just a song heavily influenced by Marvin Gaye?
Listen to the videos and take our poll.
“Got To Give It Up”
What do you think? Is “Blurred Lines” a ripoff of “Got To Give It Up?”