Pharrell denies Blurred Lines copied Marvin Gaye in court

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Remember Robin Thicke’s hit song, Blurred Lines, featuring Pharrell Williams and T.I.? Well it appears the lines are more blurred than we realized after their court appearance yesterday (04.03.2015) in Los Angeles, California.

Thicke and Pharrell appeared in court after allegations that they plagarised Marvin Gaye’s 1976 hit, Got To Give It Up. The date came just months after a court denied a motion by the pair to reject the plagiarism claims made by Gaye’s children.

Pharrell told the court that his intentions were never to copy Gaye’s music but that he did draw inspiration from the music legend. “He’s one of the ones we look up to,” Pharrell said. “This is the last place I want to be.”

Last year, Thicke confessed that he lied about writing the song when he revealed that he was “high on Vicodin and alcohol” while Blurred Lines was being recorded. Pharrell faced most of the heat as he played the biggest role in composing the music.

The three artists were said to have made over Sh1.4 billion ($16 million) from their 2013 hit song.

The trial is set to continue over the next few days with T.I. taking the stand as one of the witnesses.

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