SMH. We told you this foo was gone off something!
Robin Thicke Admits He Was So High And Drunk He Couldn’t Write “Blurred Lines”
Robin Thicke is finally owning up to his substance abuse issues, admitting to being so blown the night of his “Blurred Lines” session with Pharrell Williams he couldn’t even help with the lyrics.
According to Page Six reports:
Sworn testimony in Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams‘ ongoing lawsuit with the children of Marvin Gaye for allegedly ripping off “Got to Give It Up” reveals the crooner lied about his participation in the song’s creation and claims he spent much of the last year abusing drugs, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Thicke, 37, who’s estranged from his wife of nine years, Paula Patton, says that after releasing six albums, he was so fueled by jealousy that he fabricated a story giving himself undue credit for the hit song. “I tried to take credit for it later because [Williams] wrote the whole thing pretty much by himself and I was envious of that,” confessed the blue-eyed soul singer.
He blames his lack of participation, and recollection of the process, on his extreme drug usage.
“I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio,” said Thicke. “So any recollection is when we made the song, that I wanted — I — wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it becomes a huge hit and I wanted credit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”
Thicke alleges he was mentally absent from the process and said he was “lucky enough to be in the room.” He then began repeating the lies about his part in the process in order to “help sell records.”
The “Lost Without You” vocalist claims that due to his substance abuse, he doesn’t remember many of the interviews in which he told what he calls fabricated stories, saying he “had a drug problem and alcohol problem for the year” and he “didn’t do a sober interview.”
Thicke appeared on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” in October 2013 and talked about his family life and the hit song. He confessed to being both drunk and high on Norco — which, in his words, “is like two Vicodin in one pill” — during the interview.
As unexpected as Thicke’s revelations may have been, Williams’ statements were just as bizarre.
The producer was repeatedly evasive during the questioning, saying eight times that he was “not comfortable” when asked by Gaye family lawyer Richard Busch to prove that he could read music.
He also avoided answering whether Gaye had influenced him, instead replying, “He’s an Aries. I respect him.”
Williams did corroborate Thicke’s claims of how little actual input he had in the song’s creation, though, claiming that he was in the “driver’s seat” for the creation of the song, even the lyrics:
‘When I work with a person, I think about three things. I think about the energy that they’re coming with, but this wasn’t the case because [Thicke] isn’t there yet. But usually, I think about the energy and what they come in with, like what’s on their mind, you know, argument with a girlfriend, e-mail with the husband, politics, state of the world. People walk in with vibes. They walk in with feelings. This was not one of those days.’
Last October, Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye filed a lawsuit against Thicke, Williams and Clifford “T.I.” Harris Jr., accusing them of ripping off elements of Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” for “Blurred Lines.”
The siblings also alleged that music company EMI failed to protect their father’s legacy when it chose not to pursue a copyright infringement claim.
Dang those lines really were blurred for Robin! We knew he was “using” but do you think he’s owning up to it to be honest in his deposition or because it’s suddenly more in his favor not to have to pay up to the Gaye estate?