There has been some controversy brewing up for producer Pharrell Williams of the chart-topping mega hit, “Blurred Lines.” The N.E.R.D. singer is under scrutiny because he’s being accused of jacking Marvin Gaye’s classic track “Got To Give It Up” for the new song performed by Robin Thicke. Well according to Pharrell, he admits to being a big fan of Marvin but he assures everyone he did NOT bite off the classic song in any way, shape, or form. To hear what Pharrell had to say about the drama, click below.
“I’m a huge fan of Marvin Gaye. He is a genius. He is the patriarch,”If you read music, all you have to do is read the sheet music. It’s completely different. [Marvin Gaye] is the king of all kings, so let’s be clear about that. And we take our hats off to him. But anybody that plays music and reads music, just simply go to the piano and play the two. One’s minor and one’s major. And not even in the same key.”
If you’re not familiar with Marvin Gaye’s song, take a listen below and let us know if you think Pharrell “borrowed” any part of the song for “Blurred Lines.”
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