Robin Thicke Admits Fake “Blurred Lines” Songwriting Credit & Drug Problem In Outrageous Court Deposition

Mike Wass | September 15, 2014 12:49 pm

Robin Thicke needs to hire a PR team to rehabilitate his image stat. If the commercial and critical failure of misguided (and frankly creepy) Paula LP wasn’t bad enough, the crooner reveals he lied to media outlets about co-writing “Blurred Lines”  in court documents which have just been made public. He also admits to an ongoing battle with drug and alcohol abuse.

The revelations were made during the course of legal proceedings Marvin Gaye‘s children brought against Robin and producer Pharrell Williams for copyright infringement. In short, they claim that “Blurred Lines” rips off their father’s 1977 classic R&B hit  “Got To Give It Up”. As such, the famous duo were deposed to establish the creative process behind the song.

This is where it gets really nuts. The 37-year-old says he played no part in penning the 2013 summer smash despite having a songwriting credit. “I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit… so I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was.” He finally comes clean and admits: “The reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.” That statement is in stark contrast to the process he described in detail to several media outlets. His explanation for lying? Drug and alcohol abuse.

As for the producer? He corroborates Robin’s testimony, saying: “This is what happens every day in our industry. You know, people are made to look like they have much more authorship in the situation than they actually do. So that’s where the embellishment comes in.” However, Pharrell credits his (non-)collaborator for the song’s success. “It’s the white man singing soulfully and we, unfortunately, in this country don’t get enough — we don’t get to hear that as often, so we get excited by it when the mainstream gives that a shot.”

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[Via Billboard].

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