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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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16.

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!

268 days ago
17.

anonymous    

guess they need the money.;

268 days ago
18.

el polacko    

going for the "same groove" does NOT make it the same song. this suit has no merit.

268 days ago
19.

static    

Good luck white people have been ripping off black artists forever that's the industry standard.

268 days ago
20.

skippp    

whatever wanna make extra cash??? sign up here http://bit.ly/17W7bL0

268 days ago
21.

Buddy The Elf    

Sounds like someone's 'estate' (greedy family) is out of money and doesnt want to find a job.

268 days ago
22.

Jackie    

They're right..... he was on Howard Stern and said they were listening to THAT song in the studio, everyone was dancing to it and he said he wanted to make a song like that...so they got writing and came up with "blurred lines".

268 days ago
23.

bstill    

Where's Larry Flint willing to cough up some major dough for anyone to come forward w/proof Thick's a dough boy?!

268 days ago
24.

blockboy970    

Well its nothing new...white ppl stealing other peoples ideas..

268 days ago
25.

Vic Creed    

Include him on the wigga list with timberlake, beiber,miley, macklemore, eminem, the wahlberg brothers etc.

268 days ago
26.

Fingerbad    

The first time I heard the song I said; who the hell ripped off Marvin Gaye? Any moron can tell if you can't your an idiot who doesn't know the history of music. Marvie Gaye will be remembered forever and has already won life time achievement awards, Robin who?

268 days ago
27.

Fingerbad    

Nice try thickebots, bottom line be original or be Vanilla Ice and Millie Vinilli

268 days ago
28.

Rebecca    

The other night I went to a night club and the DJ was trying to mix "blurred lines" and "Got to give it up" and it was TOTALLY not the same beats. You can tell it's two different songs. So Good luck on your lawsuit Gaye family, the song is not the same.

268 days ago
29.

Carriejane    

Hey people, how about before you comment,you go listen to BOTH songs instead of just calling a man a thief without ever actually hearing that the songs are NOT THE SAME AT ALL..

268 days ago
30.

Sheryl    

All they want is a free ride on the money train. Unless the tunes are identical, they don't stand a chance.

268 days ago
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