A recently released transcript from Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ copyright lawsuit turned out to be very telling! This past April, the artists gave their depositions after being accused of making an ‘unauthorized derivative’ of Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” in the hit song “Blurred Lines.”
During his questioning, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Robin admitted that he had previously lied about his contribution to the 2013 Song of the Summer. “I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio,” he revealed. “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, I wanted credit. So I started convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was.”
He added that he can barely remember making any comments in the media about his role in creating the hit because he “had a drug and alcohol problem for the year” and “didn’t do a sober interview.” It was this behavior, he said, that caused Paula Patton to end her relationship with the singer. “I told my wife the truth,” he explained. “That’s why she left me.”
Since announcing their separation earlier this year, Robin has been publicly trying to win his wife back, even naming his most recent album Paula, but has yet to be successful in his endeavor.
In the deposition, the 37-year-old said he’d given up Vicodin, but not alcohol.