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Robin Thicke Echoes Pharrell's Statement on Losing Lawsuit

Robin Thicke and T.I. have joined in on the statement already released by a rep for Pharrell Williams on losing the lawsuit involving their song “Blurred Lines.”

The trio was sued by the family of Marvin Gaye, who said the song infringes upon the late singer’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up.” A jury awarded the family $7.3 million as part of the ruling.

“While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward,” the three stars said in their joint statement. “‘Blurred Lines’ was created from the heart and minds of Pharrell, Robin and T.I. and not taken from anyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter.”

Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams Lose 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have lost the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit filed by the estate of Marvin Gaye and they have been ordered to pay $7.3 million to the late singer’s family.

The family argued that the smash hit song copied Marvin’s 1977 song “Got To Give Up” and they sued the guys for copyright infringement.

It was revealed during the trial that sales for the song exceeded $16 million, with Robin and Pharrell taking home more than $5 million each and their collaborator T.I. earning more than $700,000.

Interviews were shown during the trial in which both guys said they were inspired by Marvin‘s song while producing their track, but Robin stated he was high on vodka and Vicodin during the interviews. Pharrell said he only realized the similarities after “Blurred Lines” was already released.

Ultimately, the eight person jury ruled in favor of the Gaye family.

UPDATE: A rep for Pharrell has released a statement on the verdict.