Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I have all joined together to file a ‘preventative’ lawsuit against Marvin Gaye’s family. Thicke readily admitted having been influenced by Gaye’ music for the song, but now the trio worries Gaye’s family may want a piece of the earnings/ a mega-lawsuit as they still own the singer’s back catalogue.
According to Entertainmentwise, the suit states: “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. Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs’ massively successful composition, ‘Blurred Lines,’ copies ‘their’ compositions.”
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