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Robin Thicke Is Suing Marvin Gaye’s Family Over ‘Blurred Lines’

Because it is Opposite Day, Robin Thicke is suing Marvin Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Music, which owns the rights to Funkadelic’s songs, in order to protect himself from getting sued for basically ripping off Marvin Gaye and Funkadelic in the song of the summer that’s not “Get Lucky,” the grey-rape anthem “Blurred Lines.”

The suit claims the Gaye family is alleging that “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” “feel” or “sound” the same, and that the “Gaye defendants are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work.”

As for Funkadelic, there’s said to be claimed similarity between Thicke’s hit and Funakedlic’s “Sexy Ways.”

“But there are no similarities between plaintiffs’ composition and those the claimants allege they own, other than commonplace musical elements,” states the lawsuit. “Plaintiffs created a hit and did it without copying anyone else’s composition.”

Yeah, sure, fine, do what you want, Robin Thicke. The rest of us are too tired to deal with this today. [via Billboard]

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