Things are legally heating up over the hottest song of the summer, “Blurred Lines.”
Following the suit filed by Robin Thicke, Pharell Williams and Clifford Harris Jr. (T.I.) in defense of potential legal action by Marvin Gaye’s family for the similarities between “Blurred Lines” and “Got To Give It Up,” Marvin Gaye’s son, Marvin Gaye III, agreed to interview with TMZ’s Harvey Levin and Charles Latibeaudiere to clear up his side of the story.
Gaye III says he and his family are upset over not only this suit, but over the fact that Thicke’s music is heavily influenced from Gaye, essentially making his entire career from Gaye’s influence. “There’s a way to do business and a way not to do business, and we’re not happy the way he went about doing business, let alone suing us over something he clearly got his inspiration from at the least,” Gaye III says.
To back up Gaye III’s claim of multiple instances where Thicke has used Gaye’s music in the past, Latibeaudiere then played snippets of Thicke’s “Million Dollar Baby” and Gaye’s “Trouble Man” back to back, with apparent similarities. Then, when asked by Levin if he will counter Thicke’s protective declaratory judgment action, Gaye III states, “What he want to be protected from if he didn’t do anything?”
It’s getting ugly. Check out the full interview below.