T.I. Speaks On ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict: “If Marvin Gaye Was Alive It Would Be A ‘Great Minds Think Alike’ Thing”

| March 22, 2015 | 0 Comments


Despite the news that a new motion has been filed against him in the ‘Blurred Lines’ lawsuit by attorneys representing the children of Marvin Gaye T.I. tells Access Hollywood that he is not worried:

“I know that I have never taken from anybody’s creative”, “I have never walked into the studio and used anybody else’s idea to contribute to mine. And I think that the universe and gods who look down on us all and have something to do with an outcome–that will exonerate me , I ain’t trippin”. In a verdict that shook the music industry on March 10 Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay the Gaye estate $7.4 million after a jury ruled that the 2013 song of the year ‘Blurred lines’ to closely copied Marvin Gaye’s 1976 hit ‘Got to give it up’.


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T.I. continued “I dont think that it takes away or diminishes any greatness. It nods to the fact that we are all human no matter how great we are or how great our lineage are or our impeccable a bloodline we may come from , we all get it wrong at some point in time. And you know , I think this is one of those cases. any kind of art , creative-based business, it draws from inspiration and inspiration is intangible “you cannot say what was inspired by something and if it should not have been inspired by something.”

T.I. continued telling Access Hollywood he has worked with Pharrell for years and he is one of the most ethical producers he has ever collaborated with.


“I know Pharrell , I know how he works. I have seen him a thousand times go into the studio and never have I ever seen him sample anything ever. Never have I ever seen him do something where he intentionally maliciously said, “I’m going to take that and flip it. I’ve never seen him do it”.

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“I think this is a case that if Marvin Gaye were alive , it would have been a simple ‘great minds think alike’ kind of thing”. He added “But I think they got it wrong”.

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Source: Access Hollywood

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , http://darnellmmusic@gmail.com/ or https://twitter.com/@darnellmmusic/

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