Robin Thicke Admits Drug Haze During "Blurred Lines" Fame
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:24:38
Robin Thicke has revealed that during the biggest hit of his career, 2013's "Blurred Lines," which was the song of the summer, he was in a serious drug haze.
Things the singer said while testifying under oath during questioning this past spring about whether or not he and Pharrell Williams plagiarized Marvin Gaye have been made public by The Hollywood Reporter.
Thicke x Williams are accused of jacking the late Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." The singer's children are locked in a legal battle with the pair, saying they sampled the song without seeking proper permission. Drama.
Thicke says that he exaggerated his involvement in the song since he was so jealous that Williams was the main writer of his newly definitive song, not him.
Thicke said he misrepresented himself in interviews, saying, "I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit... I tried to take credit for it later because (Williams) wrote the whole thing pretty much by himself and I was envious of that. I was present. Obviously, I sang it. I had to be there."
Shit, is Thicke passing the buck o' blame?
The son of Alan Thicke also claimed that he was high as a kite and can't remember much, admitting, "To be honest, 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. I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was. But the reality is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song. I was lucky enough to be in the room."
Yeah, that sounds like a blame shift to us...
Here, Pharrell, here's a buck.
However, Williams echoes Thicke's sentiments, 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."
He also said that Thicke is the song's glue, saying, "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."
Thicke also basically sidesteps anything he said about the song in interviews, confessing, "I had a drug and alcohol problem for the year... I didn't do a sober interview."
Thicke also blames an addiction to the painkiller Norco for his split with Paula Patton. The actress left him when she learned about his drug abuse. He has spent the past year trying to get her back, naming his flop follow up album after her and everything.
What do you think of this nonsense?
—The ARTISTdirect Staff