Wow. In a deposition back in April, Robin Thicke admitted to lying to the media and being high when he recorded his hit “Blurred Lines.”
The Hollywood Reporter obtained a copy of the transcript of the deposition, which was Robin’s defense against the family of legendary singer Marvin Gaye, who filed a lawsuit against Robin, along with Pharrell Williams (who wrote the song), accusing them of stealing Marvin’s classic “Got To Give It Up,” for “Blurred Lines.”
According to the transcript, Robin admitted under oath that it was actually Pharrell who wrote the song. “I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit,” he said. “I tried to take credit for it later because [Williams] wrote the whole thing pretty much by himself and I was envious of that.” He was asked if he was present while Pharrell made the track, and that’s when Robin admitted that he was completely gone anyway. “To be honest, that’s the only part where — I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio,” the singer recollected. “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.” Robin also admitted to being high while doing press throughout 2013, but had since given up Vicodin, though not alcohol.
Robin’s defense has spoken out on the transcript being released. “Robin’s moment of personal vulnerability is being exploited in the hope of diverting attention from the obvious weakness of their legal claim,” Howard King, attorney, managing partner of King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, said to Us Weekly.
It’s crazy. Just last year Robin seemed to be on top of the world, and it’s almost like his life is just spiraling down hill. He lost his wife, he’s being sued, and now we find out that he was trying to mask his pain behind drugs and alcohol. It’s really sad. I’m hoping that he is able to bounce back.
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