Watch: Robin Thicke Talks Justin Timberlake and 'Blurred Lines'

Robin Thicke sat down with Hot 97’s morning show to discuss the success of his single “Blurred Lines” with Pharrell and T.I. Amongst banter about the song’s x-rated video and reactions from his wife Paula Patton, his infamous comparison to Justin Timberlake reared its heads in the interview. Thick discussed the timing of JT’s 20/20 Experience comeback and how it affected his upcoming release.

“He actually helped me a lot because his sound went more R&B and more soulful, and that’s what I’ve been doing my whole career. It really opened up the door,” Thick said.

Though hosts Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg attempted to stir up some playful “white-on-white crime,” Thick remained composed and respectful of his contemporary.

“The thing is him and I grew up with the same influences: Michael Jackson/Prince era, a lot of Marvin Gaye,” he said. “And we’re just both white kids who grew up in a hip-hop generation. So I think it’s natural that going to have some similarities.”

Thicke also talked about the new, lighter sound he offers on his upcoming album, also entitled Blurred Lines. Keeping with the single’s sound, the singer shares that the album is his most lighthearted yet.

“This is the least personal album I’ve made by far,” he told Hot 97. “I’ve really always really tried to be a serious, brooding artist and dig deep, and talk about my pain and insecurities and stuff. This time I didn’t want there to be any of that negativity. There’s still some depth on it, but its much more fun.”

Stirring up the anticipation, Thicke gave the morning show an exciting tidbit about his follow-up single: it was co-written with will.i.am, produced by Dr. Luke and will feature Kendrick Lamar. He also said that he just completed a record with Timbaland, Timberlake’s notable collaborator. He made a slight joke with the hosts about coming for Justin’s “number one spot.”

“Leave a little room for me at the top, Justin.”

Blurred Lines is scheduled for a July 30 release. Check out the Hot 97 interview here.

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Damon Dash On JAY-Z's NFL Deal : 'Jay Ain't Sh*t'

JAY-Z's former business partner Damon Dash is breaking his silence on the rapper's recent involvement with the NFL, and he doesn't seem to understand what the deal is about, nor does he seem to care. As far as he knows, this isn't anything new.

"If you ask anyone in the industry, it's a common knowledge that Jay ain't sh*t," Dash said while serving as a guest on Adam22's podcast, No Jumper. The host asked the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder about his thoughts on the reports about the Jigga Man's new deal and rumors that he told Jermaine Dupri to turn down an NFL deal.

"This ain’t the first betrayal Jay’s done, and I’m like, ‘Big deal, he f**ks everybody over,’ and Jermaine Dupri is stupid for listening to him," he continues. "He's about the bag. We all know that. He's self-preserving. Period."

Throughout the conversation, Dupri discusses that he think it's pointless to get upset about a deal that isn't explained thoroughly enough, and that it is a "facade" for the bigger picture.

"Sounds like he took a job, he made an announcement, and it backfired," he explains. "Listen… when you make an announcement about a deal, there’s specifics. This is a really vague announcement… I don’t know the deal… Jay plays like Jay, that’s what he does.”

"You f**k with that man, that’s all on you," he continues, before getting into how this is not the first time that Jay pulled the rug from underneath people's feet. "He didn’t betray me today... we all know he [betrayed people], y’all just wasn’t saying’ sh*t about it... I don't care what he doing...  What I am mad about is that I haven't seen a Reasonable Doubt royalty in like 10 f**king years... and I wanna know where my money's at."

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Cops Help N.J. Man And Discover He Owned Weapons And A "N****r Owner's Manual"

Cops who stopped to help a New Jersey man after he'd been in a car accident and was airlifted to a nearby hospital, was later arrested him after finding an arsenal of weapons and racist materials inside his vehicle and home.

According to reports, police located guns in Joseph Rubino's car after the cops stopped to offer assistance. Law enforcement then received a search warrant and found a grenade launcher, rifles with scopes, shotguns, and silencers, brass knuckles and a ballistic vest inside the 57-year-old's home.

Along with the host of weapons, cops also found a plethora of white supremacist material including an "N****r Owner's Manual" which authorities said gave instructions on owning a slave.

Meth, marijuana and 200 cannabis vape cartridges were also found at Rubino's residence.  Rubino reportedly faces federal weapons and drugs charges, including possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

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Lizzo Reacts To Hillary Clinton's "Truth Hurts" Tweet

Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” may be over two years old, but it’s proven to be her most impactful hit yet. The track gained steam after being featured in Netflix’s Someone Great, and currently sits at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also garnered the attention of one of the biggest names in politics.

A video Lizzo posted on Twitter features Hillary Clinton and other former Presidential hopefuls standing and saluting the flag. While we may expect the National Anthem to play, “Truth Hurts” blares over the speaker instead.

Shortly after the video was posted, Hillary Clinton (or at least a very in-touch intern of hers) replied, tweeting out the song’s popular lyrics “I just took a DNA test, turns out…”

“@hillaryclinton just confirmed Truth Hurts is 100% the new national anthem... have a great day,” Lizzo wrote on Instagram.

The musician opened up about practically quitting music after “Truth Hurts” failed to take off initially.

“I remember thinking, ‘If I quit music now, nobody would notice. This is my best song ever, and nobody cares,’” she told PEOPLE. “I was like, ‘F**k it, I’m done.’ And a lot of people rallied; my producer, my publicist and my family, they were like, ‘Just keep going because this is the darkest before the dawn.'”

She also recently teased a remix to the song with DaBaby.

"I just took a DNA test, turns out..."

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 21, 2019

 

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@hillaryclinton just confirmed Truth Hurts is 100% the new national anthem... have a great day 😀

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