Robin Thicke‘s ‘Blurred Lines’ may have been a clear smash, however, the song is proving both controversial and costly for Thicke and the song’s producer Pharrell Williams.
For, moments ago a Los Angeles judge ruled in favour of Marvin Gaye‘s family, who sued the duo for plagiarising the late singer’s #1 hit ‘Got To Give It Up.’
The tea below…
[In lieu of the ruling] Robin and the song’s producer Pharrell Wiliams are now on the hook for $7.3 million to Marvin’s family because the jury found they infringed on the Gaye copyright for his 1977 hit.
The jury ruled T.I. — who raps on ‘Blurred’ — was NOT responsible for the copyright infringement.
The win serves as quite the coup for Gaye’s family, who filed lawsuit in 2013 – shortly after the song’s rise to the top of the charts.
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