Pharrell Williams Denies That "Blurred Lines" Copies Marvin Gaye
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.13.2013
"It's completely different"...
Pharrell Williams told Billboard that Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is completely different from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up". Gaye's estate is in a legal battle with T.I., Thicke and Pharrell over the song. The three filed a lawsuit last month asking a judge to rule that the song doesn't copy Gaye's song (as well as a song by George Clinton). Gaye's state claimed that the song takes from his composition without credit.
Williams said: "I'm a huge fan of Marvin Gaye. He is a genius. He is the patriarch. If you read music, all you have to do is read the sheet music. It's completely different. [Gaye] is the king of all kings, so let's be clear about that. And we take our hats off to him. But anybody that plays music and reads music, just simply go to the piano and play the two. One's minor and one's major. And not even in the same key."
Pharrell has had a big year with the success of "Blurred Lines" and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky".
He added: "I'm thankful. It's awesome. You know, the people are doing it. You know what I mean? They don't have to, but the fact that they have, it's a really awesome experience and moment, you know?"