This is going to get ugly.
So it seems that Marvin Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Music think that the trio of Pharrell, T.I., and Robin Thicke sampled Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got To Give It Up’ and The Funkadelics’ ‘Sexy Ways’ according to The Hollywood Reporter. A lawsuit was threatened, and Robin and the gang responded with one of their own.
The lawsuit states that, “Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists. Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs’ massively successful composition, ‘Blurred Lines,’ copies ‘their’ compositions.”
No one has came out publicly yet, but you can bet it’s coming.