Reports recently confirmed that the “Blurred Lines” team of Robin Thicke, Pharrell and TI filed suit against Marvin Gaye’s family to pre-empt potential copyright infringement legislation.
That, according to Billboard, is not the only action Thicke’s camp took to avoid litigation over the song, which members of the Gaye family allege finds inspiration, at the least, in the late Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.”
The Billboard story says that Thicke’s team offered the Gaye family a six-figure settlement shortly after Frankie Christian Gaye, Marvin Gaye III and Nona Marvisa Gaye made allegations of the potential plagiarism.
Neither side offered comment on the story.
In addition to the claims comparing “Blurred Lines,” which reigns atop the Hot 100 for an eleventh week, to “Got to Give It Up,” there have been similar allegations that the song infringes on the Funkadelic’s “Sexy Ways.”
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