ROBIN THICKE ADMITS TO DRUG USE & STEALING CREDIT FOR “BLURRED LINES”
Posted on Sep 16 2014 – 6:11am by Ellie McArthur
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Robin Thicke admitted what a lot of us thought. In a deposition in a Los Angeles Court on Monday, Thicke admitted to drug use and for wanting to believe he contributed more to the hit, “Blurred Lines,” then he did.
The deposition comes from Marvin Gaye’s family alleging that the song is an unauthorized unauthorized derivative the song, “Got to Give It Up.”
However, he states that it was producer, Pharrell Williams, who wrote most of the song in the deposition and not him. However, he blames drug use for wanting to take the credit Pharrell’s work.
“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 also stated that he said that he only mentioned that Marvin Gaye inspired him to the media because he thought it would help him sell records.
The deposition turns even more strange once Thicke is forced to explain his many statements to the media about how Gaye has inspired him. For example, he once told GQ magazine, “Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got to Give It Up.’ I was like, ‘Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.’ Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it.”
But that’s not actually what happened, Thicke now admits
In regards to the drug use, he further admits that drug use is the reason why Paula left him:
The singer addresses his honesty (“I told my wife the truth. That’s why she left me.”) and after saying he’s been sober for many months, clarifies toward the end of the deposition that he’s given up Vicodin but not alcohol.
I remember those awkward moments with Paula on T.V. where she had people wondering if she was on something too. There may have been more to it then we thought. It looks like she left to get sober in my opinion.
Source The Hollywood Reporter.