Marvin Gaye’s children respond to Robin Thicke, Pharrell with lawsuit
Two of Marvin Gaye’s children have responded to Robin Thicke, Pharell Williams, et. al., by issuing a lawsuit of their own.
Weeks after Thicke and Williams filed a suit saying they had not plagiarized Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” for the 2013 summer jam “Blurred Lines,” Gaye’s heirs are saying that Thicke not only jacked their father’s record, but admitted it.
Nona Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye filed the docs Wednesday…pointing out Robin’s interviews with “Billboard” and “GQ” –where he admitted Marvin’s “Got To Give It Up” was one of his fave songs of all time, and he wanted to “make something like that, something with that groove.”
In their suit, the Gayes also allege that Robin’s song “Love After War” is a replica of Gaye’s hit, “After the Dance.”
Gaye’s children are seeking profits from the songs, which could to amount to millions as “Blurred Lines” was number one on the charts for 12 weeks.
By now you’ve heard both songs. What do you think? Do the Gayes have a case?
Should Robin Thicke have acknowledged–and paid—Gaye via his heirs?
Sound off below!