Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye’s Family To Prevent Being Sued By Marvin Gaye’s Family


The [Legal] Artist

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John F. Kennedy once said that “victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.”  This is never more true than in the entertainment world, which is why Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. (aka Clifford Harris Jr.) have decided to sue Marvin Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Music in order to deny their parental rights to Blurred Lines.

The Gaye family claims that Blurred Lines ripped off Marvin Gaye’s Got To Give It Up, and they’re demanding a substantial monetary payout.  If they don’t get it, they’ll sue for copyright infringement.  In response to the threat of legal action, Thicke preemptively sued them and is seeking a declaration from the court that Blurred Lines doesn’t infringe Got To Give It Up.

Before we go any further, listen to both songs and compare for yourself.

Here’s the SFW version of Blurred Lines:

And here’s Got To Give…

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