Robin Thicke's deposition for his ongoing lawsuit with Marvin Gaye's kids--who allege that his hit "Blurred Lines" was a rip-off of their father's famous "Got to Give It Up"--was extremely candid, to say the least.
The crooner admitted that he was "high and drunk" during every single interview he did last year, adding, "I had a drug and alcohol problem for the year and I didn't do a sober interview. So I don't recall many things that I said."
He says he's since cleaned up his act, sort of.
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"I've been sober for the last two months...When your wife [Paula Patton] leaves you, it gives you a good reason to be sober," he explained under oath. "I've actually only been sober off the pills, off of Vicodin. I still drink."
When Thicke's song came into question, specifically the similarities with Gaye's track, he admitted that despite his earlier interviews, he didn't come up with the song whatsoever and has limited memory of recording it.
"I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection when we made the song, I thought I wanted--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," Thicke explained.
"So I kind of started 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 that Pharrell [Williams] had the beat and he wrote almost every part of the song."
Thicke confessed that he took the credit for the song "because after making six albums that I wrote and produced myself, the biggest hit of my career was written and produced by somebody else and I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit."