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Robin Thicke Admits To Not Writing "Blurred Lines"

Lazaros Balakos | PopWrapped Author

Lazaros Balakos

09/15/2014 6:44 pm
PopWrapped | Music
Robin Thicke Admits To Not Writing
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Robin Thicke saw his sixth studio album, Blurred Lines, and the title track giving him his most successful era to date. The same cannot be said for 2014's Paula, an attempt to get back his wife, which tanked in sales and failed to achieve its purpose as well. As if things could not get worse, the singer is still facing legal issues, regarding the similarities between "Blurred Lines" and Gaye's "Got To Give It Up". Now a transcript revealed that he admitted to not having written any of the lyrics on the song.

"Blurred Lines" was undoubtedly one of last year's greatest hits. Thicke got writing credits before Pharrell Williams on it and claimed the two of them managed to get the tune done in an hour, with inspiration drawn from Gaye's track. However, in his newly-surfaced confession, he claims he was high during the session and was hardly involved with it, but just wanted to get some credit. In his own words:

Were you present during the creation of 'Blurred Lines'?

I was present. Obviously, I sang it. I had to be there.

When the rhythm track was being created, were you there with Pharrell?

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."

Awkward to read, especially when having read his 2013 GQ interview, in which he's telling a completely different story. Not only did the singer expose his fraud, but he also left Pharrell Williams alone in facing the plagarism claims. The producer did defend him though, by saying fake writing credits are always given in the industry and that he believes it's Thicke's soulful voice that keeps the song together. Gaye's family is seeing their lawsuit moving forward, as a trial is scheduled for February 10, 2015.

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