Marvin Gaye's family sues Robin Thicke over "Blurred Lines"

There's no end to the controversy over Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."


Marvin Gaye's children, Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye, are suing the singer for copyright infringement, claiming that Robin's runaway summer hit copies elements of their father's song "Got to Give It Up."

According to court papers, the siblings are also accusing Robin of plagiarizing several other songs from his album of the same name, "including the similar bridge and identical lyrics from Marvin Gaye's 'I Want You' in Thicke's similarly-themed work, 'Make U Love Me.'"

Marvin's children suggest the singer had admitted to copying their late dad's music in interviews with GQ and Billboard. Robin has since denied copying any parts of Marvin's song. 


The Gaye family is seeking damages and profits produced from the track, which could add up to millions of dollars due to the single's worldwide success; the song was a worldwide summer hit, topping the charts in 14 countries.

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