Recently, The Hollywood Reporter got a hold on Robin Thicke’s deposition in regards to his current lawsuit with the Gaye family over the hit record ‘Blurred Lines’. The way it now appears, Thicke didn’t even write the song. He was to drugged up to do anything but show up and sing the record.
Q: Were you present during the creation of ‘Blurred Lines’?
Thicke: I was present. Obviously, I sang it. I had to be there.
Q: When the rhythm track was being created, were you there with Pharrell?
Thicke: 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 — I — 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 started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn’t want him — I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”
Even worse (or not), Thicke has also admitted to lying about his true involvement in ‘Blurred Lines’ in several interviews, some of which he was too doped up to really remember, anyway…
…he gave interviews to outlets like Billboard where he repeated the false origin story surrounding “Blurred Lines” because he says he “thought it would help sell records.” But he also states he hardly remembers his specific media comments because he “had a drug and alcohol problem for the year” and “didn’t do a sober interview.” In fact, when he appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show with his young son and talked about how weird it was to be in the midst of a legal battle with the family of a legendary soul singer who “inspires almost half of my music,” Thicke admits he was drunk and taking Norco — “which is like two Vicodin in one pill,” he says.
You can read the deposition in full here….in addition, you can check out Pharrell’s deposition (which is interesting in itself, specifically when asked about his ability to read music and his opinion on White artists being discriminated within Black music) here.
I can’t help but wonder how T.I. feels in all of this…