Robin Thicke admits in bizarre court testimony to being drunk and high most of last year
By RYAN GORMAN
It has been revealed that singer Robin Thicke admitted in court depositions over his hit song "Blurred Lines" that he was drunk and high on pills for most of last year.
Thicke and producer/songwriter Pharrell Williams gave bizarre testimony during a court case over whether the "song of the summer" ripped off a similar Marvin Gaye hit from 1977, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Court documents obtained by THR detail Thicke's strange boasts and disdain for both the court system and lawyer's for Gaye's family.
When asked if he was present for the creation of "Blurred Lines," Thicke replied: "I was present. Obviously, I sang it. I had to be there.
"To be honest, that's the only part where - I was high on vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio."
Thicke then admitted he "had a drug and alcohol problem for the year" and "didn't do a sober interview," including when he appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show drunk and on Norco, according to THR.
"Which is like two Vicodin in one pill," he added.
Thicke also admitted that Pharrell wrote the entire song despite saying in previous interviews that the song came from a jam session of sorts that was inspired by Marvin Gaye.
"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," Thicke told the court. "So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was.
"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."
Pharrell backed that version of events, and said the song was in no way meant to rip off the classic Gaye song "Got to Give It Up," despite what the deceased crooner's family insists are more than just coincidences between the two songs.
Lawyer Richard Busch's attempt to play a mash-up of the two tunes resulted in Thicke ranting to have it turned off.
"It's so hard to listen to it," said Thicke, "It's like nails on a f-ing chalkboard... This is [like] Stanley Kubrick's movie Clockwork Orange. Where he has to sit there and watch.
"Mozart would be rolling in his grave right now."
Further documentation revealed that Thicke boasted he does not "give a f**k' about this litigation."
"Blurred Lines" spent 12 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013 and was the year's top selling single, according to Yahoo.
The case has yet to be settled.
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