Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Robin Thicke has to Pay $7 Million for Blurred Lines Even Though He Was too Stoned to be Musical

Posted By on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 6:01 PM

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Or, as Gawker eloquently put it "Turning Good Song Into Shitty Mess Will Cost Pharrell, Thicke $7 Million." Sounds like a fair tax to me. 

A jury in California ruled "Blurred Lines" was just too much of a Marvin Gaye ripoff to go unpunished, so now Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams owe $7.3 million to the Gaye family. 

Also, shoutout to Gawker for reminding me about the time Thicke tried to stop the world from blaming him for the misogynistic mess that is Blurred lines:
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."
Vicodin won't won't get you out of this one, bud. 

In the meantime, I'll just be over here listening to these parodies, pretending the bullshit not-so-original never happened: 


Way better, right?

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