Both Thicke and Pharrell Williams appeared in court (they’re being sued by Marvin Gaye’s children who claim ‘Blurred Lines’ used parts of Gaye’s 1977 song ‘Got to Give It Up’) and testified that it was in fact Pharrell who wrote the smash hit all on his own.
What’s more, Thicke admitted to being way too high at the time to be of any use. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thicke said in his deposition that he was “high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio... I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was."
"But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song,” he concluded and also revealed that he didn't do a single sober interview during his rise to fame.
Williams, for his part, added that he went along with it because “people are made to look like they have much more authorship in the situation than they actually do. So that’s where the embellishment comes in.”
We get that, except... we also kinda don't. All we know is Thicke's career is getting closer and closer to a permanent end with each new story that surfaces. Shame cause his voice is actually pretty fantastic.