So says the judge the just ruled the singers’ collaboration that resulted in the wee bit obvious generous sampling of one of Marvin Gaye’s classic song ‘Got to Give It Up‘.
For the judge and jury in this case, their ‘Blurred Lines’ single was anything but and the pair have been ordered to open the vault and release that cash to the Gaye estate to the tune of $7.3 million for copyright infringement.
The song, which also features rapper T.I. Has generated $16.5 million since its release in 2013. Initially, Thicke claimed the song was totally free and clear of sampliong, but then in court claimed to be higher than a kite on drugs during the recording sessions, but the judge and jury still were not buying it. Thicke said…
“I didn’t do a sober interview, so I don’t recall many things that i said. Every day I woke up, I would take a Vicodin to start the day, and then I would fill up a water bottle with vodka and drink it before and during my interviews.”
And the two singers banded together to release this statement dripping with WTF-ness…
“While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward…. Pharrell created ‘Blurred Lines’ from his heart, mind, and soul, and the song was not taken from anyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing the decision, considering our options, and you will hear more from us soon about this matter.”
Paula Patton better get some of them checks before Robin Thicke snorts them all away and wastes them on insignificant panty pudding.
VS is just sayin’!