Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke have been ordered to pay $7.2 million to the Marvin Gaye’s estate over “Blurred Lines,” according to reports from MTV.
The Los Angeles jury decided in favor of the Mavin Gaye’s family saying Thicke visibly ripped off Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up” when he wrote the smash hit “Blurred Lines” with Pharrell Williams and T.I.
Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I. later expressed their disappointment in the Jury’s verdict in a joint statement:
“While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward,” “‘Blurred Lines’ was created from the heart and minds of Pharrell, Robin and T.I. and not taken from anyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter.”
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