This week in totally bizarre news: “Blurred Lines” hit-maker Robin Thicke was riding high off the success of his single just over a year ago, but for more controversial reasons. The lyrics to the track were regarded to be about nonconsensual sex, and on top of that, Marvin Gaye’s family has sued Thicke over how the track sounds mighty similar to the legendary performer’s “Got To Give It Up.” Now that the suit is going to court, new details about the song have emerged, including the claim that Robin did not write “Blurred Lines.”
It’s common for musicians to not have a hand in writing their hit tunes, but Thicke once claimed that he and co-writer/producer Pharrell Williams penned the track “in about a half hour” together. Under oath at the testimony under the suit the Gaye family filed against him, Robin stated “I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit. I tried to take credit for it later because [Williams] wrote the whole thing pretty much by himself and I was envious of that.” Thicke also admitted to being high on Vicodin and under the influence of alcohol for the entirety of last year.
The trial against Thicke will take place on February 10, 2015.