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Robin Thicke Says He Was High When Recording 'Blurred Lines'

Robin Thicke Says He Was High When Recording 'Blurred Lines'

Robin Thicke has made some bombshell claims about his recording process for “Blurred Lines” and specifically about his own drug abuse.

The 37-year-old singer, along with co-writer Pharrell Williams, is being sued by Marvin Gaye‘s children, who accused them of making an unauthorized derivative of the song “Got to Give It Up.”

When Robin was asked if he was present when the rhythm track was being created for the song, he claimed he was high on drugs at the time.

“To be honest, that’s the only part where — I was high on vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio,” Robin said in a deposition (via THR). “So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted — I — I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn’t want him — I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”

To read all the details on the deposition, check out the in-depth article at The Hollywood Reporter.

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  • GerardButthole

    Loser.

  • Anna Mae Wong

    Shut up and go away.

  • Jen

    Biggest douche ever!

  • \/\/ | |_ |_ | /\ |\/|

    I hope this article confirms and underlines what a complete and utter cnut he is.

  • go go

    yesteryear’s news

  • Diedre

    What a huge d*uche. He’s throwing Pharrell Williams under the bus in regards to the lawsuit.
    Plus he abuses prescription medicine and alcohol.

  • Jenna

    Pharrell was definitely the mastermind of the track, I don’t doubt that because I don’t think Robin could pull any of that off. But as for Robin’s comment…he’s a punk. He wanted part of the success so he’ll fudge how much involvement he had to make himself look like he was more involved when the song is a huge hit, but when the sh_t hits the fan, he suddenly doesn’t want more involvement and throws Pharrell under the bus. That’s not how it works Robin. Pharrell should definitely be sued considering the song is DEFINITELY ripped off of Marvin Gaye, but Robin is no innocent party so he needs to man up and take responsibility instead of hiding behind this cop-out excuse. 80% of the people in the studio are high on something these days. Was he high every minute up until they released the song too? Because at any given time he could’ve said “hold up, this sounds too much like Got to Give it Up”. He’s such a punk.

  • Jenna

    …at least now if there’s ever a custody issue between Paula and Robin, he just threw himself under the bus by putting it out there that he abuses prescription medicine and alcohol. Trying to save face for one issue by screwing up another. Total genius, let me tell you.

  • Hmm

    @Diedre: pharrel took 100% of the blame for the messy rapey song. Idk know about skateboard P.

  • 45678

    that guy is the number one douche. only sings, no talent and acts like a
    w h o r e…. jerk

  • TJ

    fat assed nobody

  • wtf

    whata loser!

  • Loser club.

    I can’t stand it. This guy had the world on a string and and then has to TMI himself into creeperville. It’s tragic. I KNEW the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Dad was too nerdly to be successful and he was almost out of the Thicke curse then he has to open his mouth again and again and AGAIN!!!!

    He was so hot. Past tense.

  • Grace

    @Diedre:

    Pharrell is new black and can handle it.

  • caraleone

    It’s difficult to write a song but the lyrics “You wanna hug me/what rhymes with hug me” prompt me to think that this wasn’t exactly the most ingenuous song to make. Moreover, I remember him from Oprah and when he gushed way too much on his wife and marriage and at how ‘brillant’ he is. I seriously cannot understand how men cheat even though they have gorgeous wives to begin with. :/

  • winner

    I love good girls too

  • Laura

    @caraleone: Men/people cheating does not have anything to do with the partner, that mentality puts the blame on the partner (same as saying partners are responsible for addicts, rapers etcetera), anyone can be cheated on and it’s the cheater’s own responsibility… Apart from that, I def agree with you about the song.

  • Alex

    Way to go douche bag. great influence on the younger generation that looks up to you. Waste.

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