Robin Thicke: 'What I Thought Was Romantic Was Just Embarrassing'

Robin Thicke: 'What I Thought Was Romantic Was Just Embarrassing'

The crooner opens up about his split from ex Paula Patton.

Published July 2, 2015

The lines aren't so blurred for Robin Thicke anymore.

After a successful 2013, the R&B crooner had a difficult 2014 between having his personal life unravel in the public eye and a lawsuit from the Marvin Gaye estate regarding his 2013 hit with Pharrell and T.I., "Blurred Lines." But now, for the first time, Thicke has spoken out about his woes last year and how he plans to move forward.

When it comes to the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit, Thicke recently told The New York Times why he is appealing the decision.

"It comes right down to knowing the difference between being inspired and stealing. Why would I want to, or have to, steal from anybody to make my music? Inspiration can be subliminal...I know the difference between inspiration and theft." He continued, "I’m constantly inspired, but I would never steal. And neither would Pharrell." 

One would think that Thicke is appealing because of the $7.4 million that he has been asked to cough up, but it seems to be a bit more about him not giving his all during the case. And by not giving his all, he was referring to his public plea for his ex, Paula Patton to find her way back to him, which never happened.

"It simply wasn’t as important to me as what was going on in my personal life. I was lost at the time. I had lost my way." He went on to say, "What I thought was romantic was just embarrassing."

Well, on the bright side, it seems like Robin has his feet on solid ground again. 


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Written by Taj Rani

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