Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke Ordered to Pay $7.3m for Stealing ‘Blurred Lines’

Turns out the biggest winner from “Blurred Lines” wasn’t Robin Thicke, T.I. or Pharrell Williams. It was Emily Ratajkowski. Her perfect boobs shaking all around in the video jacked up her profile. Meanwhile, Thicke and Williams got paid, but now, a judge ordered them to cough up $7.3 million to the Marvin Gaye estate for stealing the song. Wah wah.

Robin Thicke noticeably ripped off Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up” when he wrote the smash hit “Blurred Lines” with Pharrell Williams and T.I., a Los Angeles jury has decided. He and co-songwriter Pharrell Williams must pay Gaye’s family $7.3 million as part of the ruling, according to Variety. The verdict puts to rest over a year’s worth of legal back and forth between Thicke and Gaye’s estate, in which the latter sought $25 million in damages.

The songs do sound alike:

Although, tons of songs sound similar. Pharrell disagrees.

In early March, Williams testified that all “Blurred Lines” had in common with “Got to Give It Up” was the “feel.” Neither Gaye nor the song were in his head when writing the song, he told the court.

Most interesting is how much money everyone made. Williams made out big time for publishing, producing and peforming earning a total of roughly $10.3m. Thicke made $5.6m and T.I. got a measly $700k. One hit song earbed Thicke and Williams millions of dollars and all the girls they could screw. What the hell are you reading this post for? Start slapping those fat ass fingers of yours on the keyboard and make some music, son!

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