Robin Thicke Says He Lied About Writing “Blurred Lines” And Was Too High On Vicodin and Vodka To Actually Contribute Anything To The Song
NBC - Singer-songwriter Robin Thicke claimed during a court deposition released Monday that he’s been lying for a year about his role in writing the biggest hit of his career, “Blurred Lines.” Thicke says he was too high on Vicodin and Vodka to contribute anything to the 2013 song of summer, which was co-written by producer Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr.
The revelation was part of Thicke’s testimony as he defends himself in a lawsuit filed by Marvin Gaye’s estate alleging that “Blurred Lines” plagiarized Gaye’s 1977 “Got to Give It Up.” In depositions in Los Angeles federal court, Thicke admitted he took more credit for the hit song than he should have because he thought “it would help sell records.” Williams said he went along with it “because that’s what happens in Hollywood.”
When an attorney played a mash-up of both songs at the beginning of his deposition, Thicke begged him to stop:
“It’s so hard to listen to it. Major/minor clashing. Not same key. Oh, that’s hard. I would think my band was tone deaf…It’s impossible musically. I don’t know what musician can even listen to this while a major and minor are fighting each other…Mozart would be rolling in his grave right now.”
On idolizing Marvin Gaye: Thicke said he first heard Gaye’s music when he was eight years old and he loves it—just not as much as his own playlist. In fact, he said, “Got To Give It Up” ranks high, but only “after my own hundred songs.”
“I’ve been called the ‘white Marvin Gaye’ since I was, since I got started,” he said. “So I think I’ve embraced that, consider it an honor. And so sometimes if somebody is leading you into, you know, being compared to or connecting with Marvin Gaye, I might embellish.”
Thicke does not recall any statements he made during interviews during the biggest year of his career:
“I had a drug and alcohol problem for the year and I didn’t do a sober interview so I don’t recall many things that I said..I didn’t do a single interview last year without being high on both…Every day I woke up, I would take a Vicodin to start the day and then I would fill up a water bottle with Vodka and drink it before and during my interviews.
Poor Robin Thicke. Guy really thought he had something going there for a little bit. The absolute smash hit of the summer. Couldn’t turn a radio on without hearing his song in the first 2 minutes. Smoking hot wife. Popularity, album sales, all that good shit. Now look at him. Wife left him, last album sold like 60 copies (not exaggerating, I think it was literally 60), every feminist on the planet hates his guts for being a rape enabler, crippling booze and pills addiction. And to top it off he had to flat out admit he didn’t even write the damn song in the first place and that it was all Pharrell. Brutal hit to the self esteem. Hey I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for the guy who gave me Ratajkowski dancing naked on video but let’s just say things could be going better for him right now.
PS – NSFW video (you didn’t think I’d forget did you?)