He famously sang about Blurred Lines in last year’s ‘hit of the summer’ – and now we’ve learned that apparently Robin Thicke was feeling a bit blurred himself at the time.
The 37-year-old singer has admitted being high on alcohol and the opiate painkiller Vicodin during a recording session for the blockbuster track.
Thicke made the revelation in a deposition revealed at Los Angeles federal court, where the family of Marvin Gaye claim that Thicke and co-writer Pharrell Williams stole the tune for Blurred Lines from Gaye’s 1977 hit Got To Give It Up.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thicke said: “I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio … the reality is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every part of the song.”
Thicke then claimed that he “had a drug and alcohol problem for the year” and “didn’t do a sober interview,” including when he appeared drunk on the Oprah Winfrey show while he was on Norco, according to the Reporter.
“Which is like two Vicodin in one pill,” the singer added.
Thicke and Pharrell deny the accusations and have filed a counter-suit to defend the claims of a rip-off.
At the heart of the row there’s likely to be shit-loads of cash – Blurred Lines was last year’s best-selling song, according to Yahoo, and it spent 12 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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