Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ controversy! Poor Pharrell Williams!

by Martin
Pharrell, Robin Thicke and TI in the 'Blurred Lines' video


We all remember ‘Blurred Lines’ – the 2013 smash-hit by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams and T.I – you know, the song that featured the video with the dancing models.

At the time the track was billed as having be co-written by Robin and his pal Pharrell Williams, however it turns out that might not honestly be the case.

It’s been reported that Thicke didn’t pen as much of ‘Blurred Lines’ as he led the world to believe, in fact he may have had very little to do with the composition at all.

In new legal dispute with Marvin Gaye’s children, in which they claim the track is based on the legendary singer’s hit ‘Got To Give It Up’, Robin has revealed that he was under the influence of drugs when he met Williams at a recording studio.

This led to Pharrell – who we already know featured on several of other big tracks last year – being named as the driving force behind ‘Blurred Lines’.

Thicke explained: “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 wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit.

He went on to say that he began to convince himself that he took part in the track more than he actually did and that he wanted “some credit for this big hit”.


Thicke also insisted that the reality of the situation was “Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”

Throughout most of 2013 Thicke confessed that he had a problem with drugs and alcohol and all interviews he took part in that year weren’t sober.

Attorney Howard King released a statement on behalf of Thicke which stated: “Robin’s moment of personal vulnerability is being exploited in the hope of diverting attention from the obvious weakness of their legal claim.”

What do you think? Are you surprised by the news that in actual fact, Pharrell Williams had more involvement in the track than we were led to believe?