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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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Someone has put a ton of videos purporting to be playing the two at the same time. I am not familiar enough with each of them to verify that, but they do sound very natural together.

Then I went to do what I had set out to in the first place, to listen to each one individually.

I personally think they are compatible but not ripped off, but I urge people to listen to each song instead of the mashups in order to form their opinion.

357 days ago


That is a bunch of crap. Any time some one makes a song that sounds like some other sound (look what happened with George Harrison's My Sweet Lord) every one gets there drawers in a bunch. No one actually owns the so called sounds, It is the influence of these artist that inspire the new artists. Just the way it goes.

357 days ago


Marvin was all about peace and love. Rest in peace trouble man!

357 days ago


He should be sued for dressing up like Beetle juice and dry humping Miley's raw turkey looking sorry ass. I'll never get that image out of my head.

357 days ago


I thought the song was using loops from Electric Avenue.

354 days ago
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