Pharrell Speaks On "Blurred Lines" Lawsuit, Warns It Will Handicap Artists
(AllHipHop News) Pharrell Williams has finally spoken out about losing the $7.4 million lawsuit to the family of Marvin Gaye. The Gayes sued Pharrell and Robin Thicke for essentially stealing the R&B legend's song “Got To Give It Up” for their own hit record "Blurred Lines."
"The verdict handicaps any creator out there who is making something that might be inspired by something else,” Pharrell told the Financial Times. "This applies to fashion, music, design . . . anything. If we lose our freedom to be inspired we’re going to look up one day and the entertainment industry as we know it will be frozen in litigation."
Pharrell and Thicke have not stated publicly whether they plan to appeal the ruling, but the two performers are "working out the steps" at the moment. Meanwhile, the Gaye family has now turned their attention to "Blurred Lines" collaborator T.I. and several record labels.