As if it weren’t enough that Marvin Gaye’s family was awarded 7 million dollars plus in their lawsuit against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke over “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement, Gaye’s family is now coming after Atlanta rapper T.I., and they’re coming for blood!
After ruining the memory of one of the best songs of the Summer, Gaye’s family has now moved on to T.I. and Universal Music Group. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the family filed new claims last night. T.I., UMG, Interscope, and Pharrell’s Star Trak Entertainment are now all on the hook.
WHY you ask? Well according to the family lawyer, Richard Busch, the people who distributed the song are just as guilty. And just in case you thought they were finished…they AIN’T.
The family is now zeroing in on Pharrell’s “Happy” stating that it is all too familiar. They claim that the song sounds a lot like Marvin’s “Ain’t That Peculiar.”
Can I just say that I think this is all too much? Can you really sue someone and win millions of dollars because you THINK the beats sound similar?
According to Variety.com, while testifying a few weeks ago, Pharrell stated that the two songs share “feel — not infringement.”
Can I also say that Robin Thicke has had a really bad year? Paula, please come back.