THE JUICE WITH JEMOctober 31, 2013
Let Your Ear Be The Judge!Does Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” sound like Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It up”? Well according to Marvin Gaye’s children Nona, 32, and Frankie Gaye, 47, the songs are a tad bit too similar. This is why they have filed a lawsuit counter claim against Robin Thicke and EMI music label. Gaye’s children claim that the summer smash hit “Blurred Lines” is a rip off of their dad's “Got to Give It up.” They have also accused Thicke of plagiarizing the Motown legend’s “After the Dance" on his 2011 album "Love After War." The court drama began in August when “Blurred Lines” – creators Pharrell Williams, Clifford Harris Jr. and Thicke sued the Gaye’s estate and the American band Funkadelic to protect the smash hit from rip-off claims. In a new court document attained by a reporter for the Hollywood Reporter, it suggested that Thicke's "Marvin Gaye fixation" has trickled into many more of the American-Canadian singers work. The lawsuit presented by the Gaye’s family also singles out the chairman of EMI and its legal representative, accusing them of “planting” a story claiming that the Gaye’s estate turned down a six figure settlement. According to Reuter Canada, the family is seeking damages of up to $150,000 per infringement as well as a portion of the profits from the success of "Blurred Lines" and "Love After War".
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