Since launching Blurred Lines in 2013, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have faced debate for all sorts of factors. The songwriting procedure was also a subject of debate, with Robin declaring that he played a large role in producing the single, something he later on admitted was incorrect. In 2015, the 2 artists were bought to posthumously award Marvin Gaye a songwriting credit on the song, after a federal jury discovered them accountable for copyright infringement.
“I was envious and I wanted a few of the credit. I tried to take credit for it later because [Williams] composed the entire thing basically by himself and I was envious of that,” Thicke admitted. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he admitted to lying about his contributions to the song during the copyright infringement trial.
Then, there are the controversial lyrics, which got the song banned at main events for more than 20 British universities. Critics of the song argued that the lyrics promoted a culture of date rape, pointing out lines such as, “But you’re a great girl/The way you grab me/Must wanna get nasty.”