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Marvin Gaye Family Sues

Robin Thicke Admitted

'Blurred Lines' Is a Rip-Off

10/30/2013 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1030_marvin_gaye_robin_thicke_gettyTwo of Marvin Gaye's kids are shooting down Robin Thicke's claims that "Blurred Lines" is NOT a rip-off of their father's music ... filing a countersuit that accuses Robin of changing his tune about the origin of the song.

Nona Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye filed the docs today ... pointing to 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."

Nona and Frankie's suit is a response to Robin's -- filed back in August -- in which he sought to preemptively get a court to rule 'Blurred' was not a carbon copy.

The Gaye kids also cite a clip TMZ shot with Robin after his lawsuit ... where Robin denied thinking of Marvin Gaye when he wrote 'Blurred.'

092613_robin_thicke_launch_v2The Gaye suit further claims Robin's song "Love After War" is a copy of the Marvin hit, "After the Dance."

Marvin's kids want damages, including profits from the songs -- which could easily top millions ... remember, "Blurred Lines" was number one for 12 weeks.

Interestingly, Marvin Gaye III is not part of this countersuit. He appeared on TMZ Live and strongly hinted he would go after Thicke in court.

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Dead account Delete at will    

ya so he ripped of marvin. most rap or that music is un original and "sampled" /ripped off from real artists.
its common place now

357 days ago
2.

Lisa    

i THINK THEY WILL LOSE.

357 days ago
3.

J    

If Marvin Gaye was still alive he would have been thrilled that his influence on a young man helped mold him into making music today that is like the genre he created. The kids are just out for a blatant money grab. The songs ARE NOT THE SAME, and it is not like he even sampled the track.

357 days ago
4.

Justice    

They will win. it's a blatant rip off. Only un-creatives who do not understand the creative process would defend him on this. An average person on jury would never see this as anything else but. Never heard of robin thick before all this. He's a parasite. He should just pay them and admit it. What a douche bag.

357 days ago
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da truth! Ya mad? So what!    

they need to sit their ass down and be glad that someone is still inspired by their dads music!! *******s sit the fack down somewhere. Leeches. Really??

357 days ago
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da truth! Ya mad? So what!    

They need to sit they ass down, wanna sue really??? I haaate when people find ways to get money out of other people for their hard work!!! Burns me the fu** up!!

357 days ago
7.

namers    

I love you Marvin Gaye!

357 days ago
8.

spiritmom    

Hope the family wins, Robin is a sleaze ball.

357 days ago
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mak920    

That song blurred lines is so boring and overrated anyways. Robin Thicke your ten minutes of fame is up. Go back to humping Miley and snorting coke.

357 days ago
10.

SheLovesFootball    

Except they nothing alike

357 days ago
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SheLovesFootball    

Ugh... I meant to say they sound nothing a like..

357 days ago
12.

Max Smart    

You can't copyright a feel

357 days ago
13.

Los Pepes    

Worst f-ing song Ive ever heard
Some where in hell theres a room playing that song 24/7 as punishment

357 days ago
14.

texangirl64    

Robin is Gross! I puke in my mouth every time I see him. And the music was stolen, they have a great case!

357 days ago
15.

Janet    

Wow - so no artist can admit to being inspired by another now? How absurd.
The songs don't sound alike - one is in a major key and one is in a minor key. It won't meet the criteria for plagarism unless the judge or jury is tone-deaf.
If you see them both as written sheet music, the differences will be obvious.
The Gaye family is behaving foolishly - they should acknowledge the tribute to Marvin and be done with it!

357 days ago
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