Tichina Arnold Goes In On Robin Thicke For Suing Marvin Gaye’s Family While He Releases New Song
I’m thinking neither the song nor video for this song will gain Robin Thicke any new fans.
“Give It 2 U (Remix)” is the second single from Robin’s latest album, Blurred Lines. The song, produced by Dr. Luke and co-written by will.i.am, is not exactly “G” rated as Robin sings about having a big “package” and giving the woman everything she dreams of (and we’re not talking about her ideal job).
2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar drop verses on the remix.
The video, directed by Diane Martel (who also directed the “Blurred Lines video), features dance lines from various school bands, an a** float that 2 Chainz stands in front of just in case you don’t get the point of the video, and Kendrick Lamar riding on a toy car. It also features the music video debut of Julian Thicke, Robin’s young son. It seems a little weird that his son would be in such a scantily clad video with extremely racy lyrics. But then again, maybe that’s rockstar life!
In other Robin Thicke news, he isn’t making a lot of friends with this lawsuit against Marvin Gaye’s family to protect his single “Blurred Lines.” Actress Tichina Arnold weighed in with some of her thoughts:
“…When I heard the song for the first time, not only did I start snapping my fingers and tossed my body back and forth swaying and grooving to the familiar rhythm and beat…I also immediately became happy for the Marvin Gaye estate for collecting some passive (but very well deserved) copy right income for one of Marvin Gaye’s most classic and familiar songs. The song is a hit. I enjoy the song, but when first hearing it, I immediately thought the song was a remix of ‘God to Give It Up’. I pray that both parties in this lawsuit can walk away happy and fairly compensated…..It’s always easier to just (do the right thing) from the start. The Gaye family should not have been sued in the first place. The ‘writing’ is on the wall. Pardon the pun. But it’s time that the artists in every area of music in the arts treat other artists and musicians the way they would like to be treated.”
She had a lot more to say that you can check out at The Jasmine Brand. This lawsuit has really taken flight in the court of public opinion and so far, it doesn’t seem that Robin and his crew have that many people on their side. We’ll see what a judge says.
In the meantime, check out the video and jam…or not! Pass…or Play?