Robin Thicke’s legal battle over his hit single “Blurred Lines” has taken another hit.
First, Thicke and his collaborators Pharrell Williams and T.I. filed a lawsuit to shield “Blurred Lines” against allegations from the Gaye family and Bridgeport Music, who claimed the song “feels” or “sounds” like Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.”
Siblings Frankie Christian Gaye and Nona Gaye filed a countersuit last month (Oct 2013), citing Thicke and Pharrell illegally sampled two of their late father's hits. Nona and Frankie claim Thicke has a "fixation" on their father's work and clearly ripped his composition for Blurred Lines.
Now, Gaye’s oldest son, adopted Marvin Gaye III has launched his own countersuit against the singers, claiming they committed copyright infringement on several songs.
Gaye III alleges Thicke's summer smash “Blurred Lines” was copied from his father's “Got To Give It Up,” and the singer's "Love After War" features samples from Gaye's "After The Dance."