What a shame, Robin Thicke admitted during a deposition in April 2014, that he lied to the media and was high during his recording of “Blurred Lines.”
Thicke, who along with Pharrell Williams and T.I was accused by Marvin Gaye’s family of plagiarizing Gaye’s 1977 classic, “Got to Give it Up.”
The famed Robin Thicke, was extremely hostile according to the transcript, saying: ‘it’s like nails on a f*cking chalkboard,” when the Gaye family attorney Richard Busch, tried to play a mash-up of the two songs.
To make matters worse, Thicke admitted it was actually Pharrell who wrote his biggest hit to date. “I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit,” Thicke said under oath. “I tried to take credit for it later because Pharrell wrote the whole thing pretty much by himself and I was envious of that.”
When asked if he was present while Pharrell was making the “rhythm track,” Thicke 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 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, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”