Robin Thicke Credits Miley Cyrus For Popularity
“Everybody knows who I am now because I let Miley Cyrus twerk in front of me on the MTV awards.
“I spent my whole career playing it safe, being a gentleman, never doing anything controversial. I didn’t see [the V.M.A. performance] because I was onstage singing my a*s off. They told me [beforehand] that Miley’s going to take her clothes off and dance around and she might bend over… I just said, I don’t care, let’s entertain the people. Let’s give them something they’re not ready for, let’s make them talk.”
Thicke speaks about Marvin Gaye’s hit song “Got To Give It Up,” and whether or not he stole from the classic tune:
“The chords in Marvin Gaye’s song are minor—mine are major. There isn’t one chord, one syncopation, one melody that is the same as Marvin Gaye’s song. Inspiration and stealing are two completely different things. If somebody wants to make a song like “Stairway to Heaven” and writes a song on acoustic guitar, Led Zeppelin does not own every song that’s on acoustic guitar for the rest of time.”
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