RnB singer Robin Thicke has denied his part in the composition of blurred lines.
Amidst a law suit from Marvin Gay’s children who say blurred lines is similar to their father’s hit Got To Give It Up, Robin Thicke succumbed to the pressure and denied having any part in the song making. Robin admitted that he lied about writing it along with the talented Happy star Pharrell in the first place.
According to GQ Magazine, Thicke had earlier confessed that he and Pharell had ‘literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it’ as well as stating that they got inspiration from the Marvin Gaye track in question.
Speaking under oath, Robin Thicke said that he wasn’t involved in the song composition further, saying that he was high on Alcohol and Vicodin, as Pharrell composed the song.
‘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,’ Robin revealed.
When pressed on where he was when the song was being created he said: ‘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.’
If that wasn’t enough the song has also been criticized for being sexist.