That was the case on Tuesday when Robin Thicke and Pharrell lost their court battle against Marvin Gaye‘s family and were ordered to fork over + million to the late singer’s family for using direct elements of Gaye’s song Got To Give It Up in Thicke’s song Blurred Lines.
Well, Marvin’s family recently talked about how it felt to hear that court verdict read out loud and much more!
Marvin’s ex-wife Janis described the emotions she was feeling after hearing the ruling in court. She said:
“My heart started pounding but I still had faith that the verdict was going to go our way.”
And when that verdict DID go their way, the family was overjoyed!
However they’re not currently thinking about possible legal action against Pharrell for another one of his songs that some find a little bit too similar to Marvin’s tune Ain’t That Peculiar. The infamous song Happy!!!
“I’m not going to lie. I do think they sound alike.”
But Janis added:
“We’re just in the moment today and we’re satisfied. I heard the mash-ups — but I didn’t really need to hear them. I know ‘Ain’t That Peculiar’ and I’ve heard ‘Happy.’”
To which Marvin’s son Marvin Gaye III said:
“Ain’t that peculiar.”
Janis admits that she always thought Pharrell stole Marvin Gaye’s song especially when she heard that Pharrell wrote Blurred Lines in an hour. Janis said:
“When I first heard that he had said he did it in an hour, my first thought was, ‘That’s because it was already done in 1977.’ So why would it take you any longer than 20 minutes… to redo something that had already been done 40 years earlier?”
Sounds like there are definitely a lot of hurt feelings in this case, but for the time being the Gaye family need time to think about the landmark case they just won and meditate on what their next move will be.
Marvin Gaye III said:
“We didn’t want to have to go through it [In the first place]. It’s been a long journey so we need time to reflect… Right now it’s all surreal.”
We can definitely understand that.
These past couple of days must have been a whirlwind for this family and hopefully this victory in their favor will help ease the tensions.
Millions of dollars can help alleviate a lot of hurt!!!
Check out the interview with this family down (below) !!!
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