Robin Thicke has admitted to abusing drugs in a recent court deposition.
The singer filed his deposition in the case which sees him and Pharrell Williams standing against Marvin Gaye’s family, who have claimed that the pair’s hit single ‘Blurred Lines’ borrows heavily from one of Gaye’s own songs. The Hollywood Reporter has now gained access to Thicke’s testimony in which he talks about the making of the song.
When asked if he was present during the creation of ‘Blurred Lines’, Thicke replies: “I was present. Obviously, I sang it. I had to be there.” Then, when asked if he was present when the rhythm track was created, he responds: “To be honest, that’s the only part where — I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted — I — I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit.”
He continued: “So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn’t want him — I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”
Thicke then goes on to admit that he had a drug and alcohol problem for “a year”, saying for the duration of that time he “didn’t do a sober interview” and that the reason his wife left him was because of his addiction.