Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams want to know some interesting things from the jury members who will determine if they stole Marvin Gaye’s music and will be asking them if naked women offend them and if the hit song “Blurred Lines” annoys them — theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports.
Back in August 2013, Thicke, Williams, and T.I. ( real name Clifford Harris, Jr.) filed a preemptive lawsuit over their song after Marvin Gaye’s estate and Bridgeport music reportedly threatened action against Thicke and his co-creators. In short, they claimed “Blurred Lines” is too similar to Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” (and also Funkadelic’s “Sexy Ways”). Thicke asked the court to rule that his hit song was an original work.
Gaye’s children then counter-sued Thicke and his producers claiming the song was a rip off of their father’s song and demanded damages for the copyright infringement.