We’re not sure this is the best defense, but it’s the one Robin Thicke is going with.
In response to Marvin Gaye’s family, who insist the “Blurred Lines” singer stole bits of “Got To Give It Up” for his smash hit single, Thicke stated, “I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio.” Yep, according to TMZ, during his deposition for the lawsuit, Robin claimed he was too wasted to be a part of the creative process for “Blurred Lines”. “The reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.” Smh…
But as you may remember, during an interview with GQ, Paula Patton’s soon-to-be ex-husband admitted that he was inspired by Marvin Gaye’s song before he created “Blurred Lines”. “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'” Robin told the mag. So, what’s excuse for that statement? “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.”
This has to be the worst defense of all time. But, let’s look on the bright side…Thicke now says he’s done popping pills. “I’ve been sober for the last 2 months … When your wife leaves you, it gives you good reason to sober up.”