El-P Calls Out Robin Thicke On Twitter: Says Thicke 'Threw Pharrell Under' The Bus
Robin Thicke has had a rough week, but that didn't keep indie rapper El-P from piling on.
Thicke — best known for his "Blurred Lines" collabo with Pharrell — revealed in a deposition that he had not actually written any of the song, which is currently under legal fire from Marvin Gaye's family over copyright infringement.
El-P didn't like how Thicke put the onus on Pharrell, and he decided to tweet out his thoughts:
robin thicke really threw pharrel under the f---in bus.
what a despicable s--- head.
T shirt idea: thicke is a snitch.
As previously reported, transcripts of Thicke's and Pharrell's depositions were released on Sept. 15, and there were admissions of drug abuse and lying on the part of Thicke regarding the song's writing process.
The Hollywood Reporter obtained the legal transcripts, where Thicke admitted to being high and drunk for both the recording of "Blurred Lines" and much of its 2013 promotion, leading him to lie to the media and claim writing credits when he really had none.
Under legal oath, Thicke claims that he lied to outlets such as Billboard about the songwriting process of his 2013 smash, stating that interviews where he cited Gaye's "Got To Give It Up" as an influence were all lies.
"After making six albums that I wrote and produced myself, the biggest hit of my career was written and produced by someone else and I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit," he said.
Thicke admitted that the process of recording "Blurred Lines" in and of itself was a little blurry because he was facing drug and alcohol problems.
"I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio," he said. "So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit ... But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song."
Pharrell echoed Thicke's statements, claiming that artists will oftentimes take writing credits that are undeserved. "You know, people are made to look like they have much more authorship in the situation than they actually do. So that's where the embellishment comes in," he said.