Here’s where the story takes a twist…
Months ago we were devastated when we received word that long-time couple Paula Patton and Robin Thicke were headed towards divorce. The separation came after Robin was spotted on two different occasions with two different women. The incidents raised the eyebrows of many and soon after Paula left her husband of 8 years. But according to Robin the cheating isn’t what drove Paula away.
Just seven months later Robin is in court facing a lawsuit for what was named last year’s “Song Of The Summer” Blurred Lines. The popular record caused conflict when Marvin Gaye’s family filed a lawsuit and accused Robin, T.I. and Pharrell of making an unauthorized version of their father’s 1977 classic Got To Give It Up. Last year during an interview with GQ Magazine Robin revealed that the song was inspired by Marvin’s song:
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.’ Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it.
But now Robin is saying that isn’t true. He explains that last year he was getting high and drunk everyday even before and during every interview, which is the real reason why Paula left him.
With all due respect, I was high and drunk every time I did an interview last year. 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.
Q: Were you present during the creation of ‘Blurred Lines’?
Thicke: I was present. Obviously, I sang it. I had to be there.
Q: When the rhythm track was being created, were you there with Pharrell?
Thicke: To be honest, that’s the only part where — I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted — I — 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. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn’t want him — I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.
Meanwhile we’re wondering if Robin is just saying all of this just to beat his case. We could be wrong but it’s really hard to believe that Paula would leave him for being on drugs and being an alcoholic when clearly she was stoned last year at the BET Awards. Remember that?
Read more about the lawsuit over at the Hollywood Reporter.