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Just when Robin Thicke would've been thinking he was free of any more controversy surrounding his 2013 hit 'Blurred Lines,' footage released from the legal deposition into copyright infringement shows the song title wouldn't have been the thing that was blurred.

Thicke confirmed that he was, let's say, not fully on the ball when giving interviews around the subject in the entire year of 2013. When asked if he was drunk and high during an interview with VH1 (where he claimed he wanted to 'break every rule,' Thicke confirmed:

“I didn’t do a single interview without being high on both."

The deposition footage shows Thicke being interviewed during the March 2015 trial, which followed allegations of 'Blurred Lines' copying Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up.' The trial found Thicke and fellow producer Pharrell Williams guilty, and Gaye's family was awarded $7.4 million in damages. The amount was later reduced to $5.4 million.

Thicke later goes on to say:

"I tell whatever I want to say to help sell records."

It's not the first time the song has been surrounded in controversy, so much so it's even been referred to as the most controversial song of the decade. After its release, it received a strong backlash and many saw it as an outlandish, sexist hit. Lyrically it contains dubious views on consent, along with a video that many felt objectified women.

You can view the original deposition video by clicking here.

Sources: The Guardian, VH1, ABC News


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