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Robin Thicke was high while recording ‘Blurred Lines’ (and throughout 2013)

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Robin Thicke is one of the biggest losers out there. He treats women like shit, he pathetically stalked his soon-to-be ex-wife when she finally left him, he’s full of himself, he constantly lies about his accomplishments… you get the gist.

We’re here to talk about that last part, today. You see, the estate of Marvin Gaye is suing Robin and Pharrell, who produced the track, for ripping off Marvin’s 1977 hit, ‘Got to Give It Up’. In fact, some reports even say that Robin specifically asked Pharrell to write a track that was reminiscent of Marvin’s, though now Robin says that was a lie, as was pretty much everything else he said throughout 2013 because he was actually pretty high and drunk all year.

From Slate:

After objecting to a mash-up of the two songs (“Mozart would be rolling in his grave right now”), he backtracks on comments he previously made to GQ about asking Pharrell to write a song in the vein of “Got to Give It Up.” He now says he made the whole story up to fortify his wounded ego: “After making six albums that I wrote and produced myself, the biggest hit of my career was written and produced by somebody else and I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit.”

But the most striking revelation comes when Thicke tries to explain his role—or lack thereof—in the song’s creation:

Q: Were you present during the creation of “Blurred Lines”?
Thicke: I was present. Obviously, I sang it. I had to be there.
Q: When the rhythm track was being created, were you there with Pharrell?
Thicke: To be honest, that’s the only part where—I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted—I —I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I—because I didn’t want him—I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.

He later says he continued to exaggerate his participation in the making of the song to “help sell records” and because he was not sober in a single interview that he gave in 2013. That doesn’t make him look very good, of course, but it also helps undercut the comments he’s made that seem to bolster the Gaye estate’s case.

LOL, okay, idiot. I mean, how sad and pathetic is this guy? He needs to go away for a long, long time. Also, he needs to be sued and forced to pay up for deliberately copying someone else’s song. I don’t for one second believe that he “made up” the story about asking for a song like Marvin Gaye’s. What would be the point of that lie? That’s not “taking credit” for anything – that’s admitting that you’re a shithead who has no originality and wants to copy off of something else that was actually good. Pharrell’s a dumbass, as well, and should have to pay up for going along with that nonsense.

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I get that this is Gaga’s whole schtick, to dress up like she’s part of other times/cultures/ethnic groups, and whatever. She’s not the first person to do it and she won’t be the last. However, her ignorance about the practice just seems really over-the-top. If you’re going to be a cultural appropriator, shouldn’t you  know what culture you’re actually appropriating?

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