Has a dude ever had such a horrific year in comparison to the previous year that saw him become a mega-star? Bieber’s fall to the bottom is spread over a couple years and LiLo was always a fuck-up but Robin Thicke went from the top of the world to the king of the douches in a mere twelve months.
Blurred Lines hit in 2013 and Robin Thicke exploded into the mainstream. The song lasted a billion weeks on the charts and Robin Thicke was everywhere. Then the MTV music awards went down with Thicke grinding on Miley in his Beetlejuice duds and the entire success train came off the rails.
Robin Thicke got caught cheating, got divorced, and released an album of songs begging for his wife back. Alright, well, a guy can always bounce back, right?
Bounce back or go straight to the bottom. Here’s Robin Thicke’s official bottom.
Robin Thicke and his Blurred Lines co-writer, Pharrell Williams, are in the middle of litigation regarding the song sounding remarkable similar to Marvin Gaye’s hit Got To Give It Up. Thicke has been laying claim to being the main writing source of the mega-hit, until the lawsuit, and now he’s backing up and saying Pharrell wrote (or stole as Gaye’s family is claiming) the song by himself.
Thicke is backing up his story by claiming there’s no way he could have written the hit song — he was too fucked up on vicodin and booze.
“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.”
Thicke says he was just “lucky enough to be in the room” when Williams wrote the song.”
It takes a massive douche to lay claim to a song he didn’t write, only to backpedal when getting sued for writing that song.
Maybe his next album will just be ninety-six minutes of sobbing. Oh wait, that was his last album.