Video footage from a court case about Robin Thicke's hit Blurred Lines shows the singer claiming he was 'high and drunk' during every interview he gave in 2013
Robin Thicke confesses to being ‘high and drunk’ the entire time he was promoting his smash hit Blurred Lines during 2013 in a just-released video – and it makes for pretty cringey viewing.
Footage has been released of the singer answering questions during a legal case that resulted in Robin and his Blurred Lines co-writer, Pharrell Williams, being ordered to pay £3.4million after a US court ruled they had copied a Marvin Gaye song when writing the track that became 2013’s biggest hit.
In the footage – shot during the court case in 2014 – Robin confesses: ‘With all due respect, I was high and drunk every time I did an interview last year.’
The star was being quizzed about comments he made in interviews claiming he had in fact been inspired by Marvin Gaye’s hit Got To Give It Up.
When asked if he makes a habit of being dishonest when giving interviews, Robin replies: ‘When I give interviews, I tell whatever I want to say to help sell records.’
And when asked if he considers himself an honest person, the star replies: ‘No.’
The video also shows Pharrell desperately trying to keep his cool and explain Robin’s comments about wanting to replicate Got To Give It Up in interviews.
Whilst promoting the song in 2013, Robin told GQ magazine: ‘Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye’s Got to Give It Up.
I was like, ‘Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.’ Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it.’
US District Judge John A Kronstadt ordered the release of the video, whilst the singers are currently appealing the court’s verdict.