Robin Thicke faced a judge Monday morning where he confessed to being high while recording “Blurred Lines”.
“Q: Were you present during the creation of ‘Blurred Lines’?
Thicke: I was present. Obviously, I sang it. I had to be there.
Q: When the rhythm track was being created, were you there with Pharrell?
Thicke: 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 appeared before a Los Angeles federal judge to discuss authorship, song credit, drug abuse and media promotion for the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines“. Stemming from the on-going battle with Marvin Gaye’s family who’s motives are to protect the 1977 classic “Got To Give It Up” that Thicke sampled.
As for Pharrell’s involvement with Monday’s court hearing, he stated:
“This is what happens every day in our industry,” said Williams during his own deposition. “You know, people are made to look like they have much more authorship in the situation than they actually do. So that’s where the embellishment comes in.”