Oh Robin Thicke…after such a phenomenal year in 2013, his star slowly seems to be falling. And perhaps it was Thicke’s own vices that led to this demise.
As you know, Thicke was battling Marvin Gaye’s family. They argued that he and Pharrell stole chords from Gaye’s famous song, “Got To Give It Up” for their hit song “Blurred Lines.” Robin Thicke and Pharrell argued that while the song was inspired by “Got To Give It Up,” it was distinguishably different.
You knew all of this. But now Thicke’s testimony, as recorded in the deposition, is coming forward. And apparently, while his career was thriving, his personal life was in disarray.
When the lawyer for the Gaye family asked if he was present when Pharrell created “Blurred Lines,” Thicke responded: “I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio.” So while he was there and was able to lay down the vocals, he wasn’t exactly present.
Then he said, “The reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”
During the case, lawyers brought up the fact that in a GQ interview, Thicke admitted that “Blurred Lines” was at least inspired by “Got To Give It Up,” saying “Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up.” I was like, ‘Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.’
It’s pretty damning. And when he was questioned about it, Thicke said, “With all due respect, I was high and drunk every time I did an interview last year.” Including that interview with Oprah where he dismissed his hand on another’s behind saying, “Let’s just say, everybody had fun that night.”
Thicke went into detail saying, “Every day, I woke up, I would take a Vicodin to start the day and then I would fill up a water bottle with vodka and drink it before and during my interviews.”
Robin says he’s drug free now. “I’ve been sober for the last 2 months…When your wife leaves you, it gives you good reason to sober up.”
But later in the deposition, he contradicts himself saying that while he no longer takes Vicodin, he does still drink.
Sigh… this is sad.
We’re hoping Robin finds some type of way to come up out all of this .