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8.16.2013

"Blurred Lines" Between Robin Thicke and Marvin Gaye's Family Over Ownership of Song!!!


What happens when you have the #1 song in the world and it sounds similar to another song? You get accused of stealing the sample of course!


Recently Marvin Gaye's family and Bridgeport Music (owner of majority of Funkadelic's compositions) claimed that Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" sounded a little too much like Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" and the Funkadelic's "Sexy Ways." Our guess is they saw how much potential coin they could get from Robin Thicke for supposedly sampling the songs and tried to cash in, but Robin Thicke ain't having it!


On Thursday, August 15th, Robin Thicke along with Pharrell Williams and T.I. filed a suit in California against the Gaye family and Bridgeport Music over the composition of "Blurred Lines"  in order to protect Robin's first big hit from legal action! Basically they are trying to determine their rights and obligations before the Gaye family and Bridgeport Music can file a suit against them. Smart move guys!

The guys have stated while they respect the legacy of Marvin Gaye, his family and Bridgeport Music can basically kick rocks! Oop

“[The] Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists. There are no similarities between plaintiff's"

Even Robin Thicke stated that "Blurred Lines" has that Marvin Gaye feel to it when he did an interview for the Breakfast Club on Power 105.1, but a feel is not a sample!

Even former leader of the Funkadelics, George Clinton, tweeted in Robin's defense:
Boom!

Judge for yourself!


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