T.I. Responds To “Blurred Lines” Verdict: Watch

Christina Lee | March 22, 2015 8:00 am
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The Marvin Gaye estate reportedly wants to sue T.I. for his guest verse in Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines.” Despite the $7.4 million that Thicke and Pharrell just paid for the original lawsuit, T.I. says he isn’t worried.

“The universe will get it, man,” the rap mogul said to TMZ. “I know that I’m a writer, a creator. I don’t steal from anybody creatively when I make my music. I know that, and I think that anybody with common sense is going to be able to see that when they listen to it.”

Originally, the Gaye estate sued Thicke and Pharrell for copyright infringement, while comparing “Blurred Lines” to Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up.” Now, it is targeting T.I. in addition to all the featured artists’ labels (Universal, Interscope and Star Trak) in attempts to “correct” the verdict.

The first case was decided entirely by a sheet music comparison. That means that production quality and “feel” shouldn’t have factored into the final verdict, although Pharrell feels that it ultimately did. As he has pointed out repeatedly, barely any of the notes in “Blurred Lines” and “Got to Give It Up” match.

“It’s really like, when you look at them under a microscope, rayon and silk are completely different. They may feel the same, but they’re different,” Pharrell said to Access Hollywood, just a few days before T.I. spoke to TMZ. See both chats below.

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