R&B singer Robin Thicke has a new song that is heating up the charts. The song is called Blurred Lines. Blurred Lines is a hit all over the world. The song gets heavy rotation in the Newark area. While the song is heating up the charts, the singer is facing controversy. Robin Thicke is accused of stealing the music from other hit songs.
Robin Thicke is being accused by Marvin Gaye’s family of stealing the late R&B singer’s hit song Got To Give It Up. Marvin Gaye’s family believes that Robin Thicke stole the music for Blurred Lines from Marvin Gaye’s song Got To Give It Up.
Marvin Gaye’s family insists that the singer did not get their permission to use the song for his song. In addition to not getting permission for the song, Marvin Gaye’s family claim that Robin Thicke didn’t give writing credit to the late singer
The late singer’s family is not the only ones accusing Robin Thicke of stealing. According to Bridgeport Music (who owns some of the Funkadelics music), the hit song sounds like Sexy Ways, which is sung by the group.
Robin Thicke isn’t the only one involved in this controversy. Singer/writer/producer Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I. are also involved in the case. Pharrell Williams and T.I. co-wrote the song with Thicke.
The Blurred Lines singer denies the allegations. He is convinced that the hit song does not sound like Marvin Gaye’s or the Funkadelics’ songs. According to Hollywood Reporter, Thicke, Williams, and T.I. are suing Gaye’s family as well as Bridgeport Music to prove that their hit song is original.
Marvin Gaye’s family as well as Bridgeport Music are threatening a lawsuit of their own if they do not receive any money for the use of the songs. Thicke, Williams, and T.I. don’t want either party receiving any payment for the song since they didn’t copy the music from either song.