Robin Thicke has just provided more insight as to why his marriage to wife and actress, Paula Patton, ended. The culprit? Drugs, according to the “Blurred Lines” singer.
The singer revealed that he was too high on Vicodin and intoxicated on alcohol to recall much of the past year. In fact, it was during a deposition for his suit against the Marvin Gaye family over his “Blurred Lines” hit single.
If you all remember, Gaye’s family has sued the singer for sampling the legend’s song, “Got to Give it Up,” without permission or credit to the Gaye estate.
The lawyer for Gaye’s family asked Thicke if he was present when Pharrell created “Blurred Lines.” Thicke responded, “I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio.” He goes on to say he was so out of it he really wasn’t involved in the creative process.
Thicke then kind of throws Pharrell under the bus in the depo, saying, “The reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”
Thicke has a problem … he gave a GQ interview where he said, “Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got to Give it Up.’ I was like, ‘Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.'”
Thicke had a great answer for his GQ interview, telling the lawyer, “With all due respect, I was high and drunk every time I did an interview last year.”
In fact, Thicke said, “Every day, I woke up, I would take a Vicodin to start the day and then I would fill up a water bottle with vodka and drink it before and during my interviews.”
What does all this have to do with Paula? Thicke claims that it was his excessive drug use and not his infidelities that forced his wife to pull the plug on their marriage.
After insisting he’s now drug free Thicke adds,”I’ve been sober for the last 2 months … When your wife leaves you, it gives you good reason to sober up.”
CK readers, do we believe the singer or is this a poor attempt to excuse sampling Marvin’s Gaye song without due credit?