“Blurred Lines” is the hit that keeps on hitting. After a controversial verdict that ordered Pharrell and Robin Thicke to hand over $7.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye, the familt of the late singer is now targeting T.I., who also appeared on the multi-platinum single. But the rapper seems confident that he will not suffer the same fate as his collaborators.
“I don’t know what’s going on. I never really got caught up in that. I have nothing but admiration and respect for the legacy and the estate of Marvin Gaye,” he recently told TMZ. “I know that I’m a writer, a creator, I don’t steal from anybody creatively when I make my music. I know that, and I think anybody with common sense will be able to see it whenever they listen to it.”
Pharrell recently spoke out against the verdict, maintaining that he and Thicke were not guilty of infringement. He also discussed the implications the decision has on artists in the future.
“The verdict handicaps any creator out there who is making something that might be inspired by something else,” he said
. “If we lose our freedom to be inspired we’re going to look up one day and the entertainment industry as we know it will be frozen in litigation. This is about protecting the intellectual rights of people who have ideas.”
T.I. also holds firm that he has done nothing wrong.
“I’ll be exonerated or whatever cause I know I did the right thing,” he said. Watch his commentary below.