It’s no secret that following the success of ‘Blurred Lines’ last year, Robin Thicke has gone through a seriously rough patch, not only with his career but also his personal life.
The singer has suffered the ignominy of extremely poor album sales, a divorce and a lot of criticism during a recent Twitter Q&A session, but Pharrell Williams has voiced his support for the star.
Pharrell and Robin of course worked together on ‘Blurred Lines’ and recently, it was revealed that Pharrell actually contributed more to the track more than Robin who in the end, seemingly had very little to do with it, even though it was touted as his track.
However, during an interview with The Independent, Pharrell was asked about the revelation that Thicke had very little to do with one of the biggest hits of 2013, and of that, he explained: “My reaction to that entire situation is that, here’s a guy who is incredibly talented, with a masterful voice. And… the success hit him very fast. But I think he’s gonna be fine.”
He went on to say: “The beautiful part about this is that I feel like Robin learnt so much about himself in this scenario – and not many people see the kind of fame that he’s seen, and could continue to see if he wants it.”
The ‘Happy’ hitmaker then cited all of Robin’s virtues, including his voice, his piano playing ability and his talent for writing before adding that he has the ability to do anything he wants to do, and that it’s simply up to him to decide how he uses all of those skills.
Meanwhile, at the beginning of last week, Pharrell appeared on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw – following his X Factor performance the night before – and spoke about One Direction.
Pharrell confessed that he would work with the group, stating “What’s the worst that can happen?” before explaining that if they didn’t like what they had created, it wouldn’t be a big deal.
He added: “There’s ways to work it out, even if I have to step away because I don’t consider it my work anymore, that’s fine.”
Check Pharrell out in his video for ‘Come Get It Bae’ which is lifted from his chart-topping album ‘G I R L’. What do you think about a possible One Direction collaboration, would it work?