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Pharrell Says ‘Blurred Lines’ Isn’t a Marvin Gaye Rip-Off

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As you might have heard, Robin Thicke and his ‘Blurred Lines’ collaborators, Pharrell and T.I., have filed a preemptive lawsuit against Marvin Gaye‘s estate and Funkadelic over perceived song similarities. And now, Skateboard P is speaking out.

The multi-talented Virginia Beach, Va. caught up with the ‘Associated Press‘ last night (Sept. 12) and got to talking about the so-called resemblance between ‘Blurred Lines’ and Gaye’s ‘Got to Give It Up.’ According to Pharrell, the two songs are “completely different.” All you have to do, he said, is read the sheet music.

“[A]nybody that plays music and reads music, just simply go to the piano and play the two,” Pharrell continued. “One’s minor and one’s major. And not even in the same key.”

He went on to acknowledge Gaye’s legendary status in the music world, dubbing him a “genius” and “the patriarch.” He also noted that “[Gaye] is the king of all kings, so let’s be clear about that.”

Despite that, Pharrell remained steadfast about the differences between ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Got to Give It Up.’ We will keep you updated on the legal proceedings once that information is made available.

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