Pharrell Defends ‘Blurred Lines’ Suit

He's not backing down.

By Jamilah King Sep 16, 2013

The "Blurred Lines" saga continues.

It’s been weeks since Robin Thicke and Pharrell preemptively filed suit against Marvin Gaye’s estate to protect their summer hit "Blurred Lines" from copyright infringement. Many listeners have noted the similarity between Thicke’s song, which features Pharrell, and Gaye’s 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up." Pharrell disagrees.

"I’m a huge fan of Marvin Gaye. He is a genius. He is the patriarch," Pharrell said recently, according to the Huffington Post

"If you read music, all you have to do is read the sheet music. It’s completely different," he said on the red carpet during an event for the Calvin Klein Collection during New York Fashion Week.