Robin Thicke has reached a new low. After the travesty that was his Paula album, his millennial anthem “Blurred Lines”—once deemed “kind of rapey” by the press and the subject of a preemptive lawsuit by Marvin Gaye’s family for sounding similar to the 1977 classic “Got to Give It Up”—has come back ’round to haunt the former Mr. Patton.
The Hollywood Reporter has snagged transcripts from his deposition, where Thicke reveals that he “didn’t do a single interview last year without being high” and really didn’t scribe a thing in “Blurred Lines.”
“Q: Were you present during the creation of ‘Blurred Lines’?
Thicke: I was present. Obviously, I sang it. I had to be there.
Q: When the rhythm track was being created, were you there with Pharrell?
Thicke: To be honest, that’s the only part where — I was high on vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, 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. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn’t want him — 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.”
Eek! He also claims that his drug abuse was the reason behind his estranged wife leaving him. (“I told my wife the truth. That’s why she left me.”) The former couple announced their split in February 2014.
Pharrell also delivers a separate deposition, filled with heated testimony, saying, “This is what happens every day in our industry. You know, people are made to look like they have much more authorship in the situation than they actually do. So that’s where the embellishment comes in.”
Read the full report here.