Robin Thicke Lied About Co-Writing Mega Hit Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke has sensationally revealed he lied about his involvement in the writing of his world wide smash hit, due to his jealousy of music producer Pharrell Williams.
The revelation came as the singer was forced to defend the track amid a bitter legal battle with Marvin Gaye's children, who claim the track was actually a rip off of their late father's song Got to Give it Up.
Marvin's camp argues that both Robin and Pharrell sampled multiple segments of the track without permission causing the superstars to defend their actions in a Los Angeles federal court this week.
During interrogation Robin admitted that he "amped up" his involvement with the track due to his own insecurities and the fact his biggest track was actually created by someone else!
Speaking to the Gayes' lawyer the Blurred Lines singer said; "I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit... I tried to take credit for it later because (Williams) wrote the whole thing pretty much by himself and I was envious of that... I was present. Obviously, I sang it. I had to be there."
Perhaps the most shocking disclosure came when the singer was pushed into revealing if he was present when the rhythm was created forcing the star to admit;
"To be honest... 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. I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was... but the reality is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song... (I was) lucky enough to be in the room."
Pharrell appears to back up Robin's admission explaining; "This is what happens every day in our industry. You know, people are made to look like they have much more authorship in the situation than they actually do. So that's where the embellishment comes in."
But despite the success it seems Robin still battled addiction issues even when he was number one all over the world. The star claimed that any comments he made in interviews about the song's similarities to Marvin Gaye's track were made when he was in a intoxicated state with Robin revealing; "I had a drug and alcohol problem for the year...I didn't do a sober interview", the star even admitted he was abusing at the time of his TV chat with Oprah Winfrey and it was partly because of his addictions that his wife Paula Patton left him.
Since the publication of Robin's comments during the deposition his lawyers are arguing the focus of the case has now shifted to Robin's addictions rather than the issue of infringement. Addressing the issue his layer said; "Robin's moment of personal vulnerability is being exploited in the hope of diverting attention from the obvious weakness of their legal claim."