The Marvin Gaye Estate Reportedly Wants To Sue T.I. Now, Too (And Maybe Pharrell Again?)
One might consider an estimated $7.4 million ruling enough for a case of too-close-for-comfort copyright infringement, but not in the case of the Marvin Gaye estate.
After winning their lawsuit against Robin Thicke and Pharrell for “Blurred Lines” and its resemblance to Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up,” the estate is reportedly eyeing T.I. for their next case in court.
According to TMZ, because Pharrell and Thicke were the only two parties ordered to pay up in the lawsuit, the estate is now reportedly going after Universal Music, Interscope, Star Trak Entertainment and T.I. (for his verse on the song) for additional compensation.
“Attaching the record labels could be the first step toward the family’s other goal — getting an injunction to stop distribution of the hit song until Marvin gets a writer’s credit…and, of course, the family gets royalties,” the site reports, adding that they might be going after Pharrell again for “Happy.”
Not so fast, though: It’s looking like Pharrell and Thicke are planning to appeal the original lawsuit, which means this thing is probably not going away anytime soon. In fact, it’s only getting uglier.
What do you make of the decision to reportedly go after T.I. and the labels too? Sound off in the comments below.