This is beginning to get ugly.

You can read the whole story on Billboard, but apparently, Robin Thicke offered a reported six-figure sum to the family of Marvin Gaye to settle accusations that Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.’s ‘Blurred Lines’ is a complete rip-off of Gaye’s music (George Clinton’s music has also been thrown in this hat). A lawsuit has already been filed in an attempt to legally shut down any legal attempts to take credit for the single, which is currently selling serious units and topping charts (for those that have been hiding under a rock).

For the record, Robin Thicke has already admitted that artists like Marvin Gaye have inspired his music….but do you think that anyone has a right to take credit away from Thicke and Pharrell for ‘Blurred Lines’?

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