The four time Grammy nominee Robin Thicke has admitted to court documents released on Monday that he was too high on both Vicodin and alcohol to have co-writing the song “Blurred lines”, the biggest hit of his career with Pharrell Williams, despite saying that he did co-write the song in multiple interviews.
The R&B singer-songwriter said in the released deposition, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, “After making six albums that I wrote and produced myself, the biggest hit of my career was written and produced by somebody else I was jealous and I wanted some of that credit.”
This revelation has cropped up because of the legal battle between Thicke, Williams and Clifford “TI” Harris Jr and the family of Marvin Gaye. The three involved in “Blurred Lines” sued first in August, after the Gaye family claimed the song plagiarized Gaye’s 1977 “Got to Give It Up”. As of now Gaye’s family have counter-sued, claiming that Thicke had not only ripped off “Got to Give it Up” but also infringed on the copyright to Gaye’s song “After the Dance” for the title track of his 2011 album “Love After War”.
Speaking under oath, when asked where he was when the track was created, he said: “To be honest, that’s the only part where 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 to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I kind of started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was…I wanted some credit for this big hit.”
“But the reality is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”