Robin Thicke sues Marvin Gaye family and Funkadelic to protect against ‘Blurred Lines’ rip-off claims

National Post | Arts

After accusations that his summer smash has similarities to a Marvin Gaye song, Blurred Lines singer Robin Thicke is protecting himself – with a lawsuit.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thicke, along with Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr. (stage name: T.I.), filed a lawsuit in a California court on Thursday against Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Music.

The collaborators made it clear that they are looking to understand their rights in regards to the popular song.

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“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,” the suit reads, according to THR. “Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs’ massively successful composition, Blurred Lines, copies ‘their’ compositions.”

Thicke, Williams and T.I. claim that Blurred Lines has been accused of sounding similar…

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