February 19, 2018 / 9:21 AM

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Emily Ratajkowski: 'Blurred Lines' Music Video Is "Bane of My Existence"

 

The controversial music video for Robin Thicke's 2013 smash single "Blurred Lines" may have helped launch model Emily Ratajkowski in to superstardom and a career in acting, but she's so tired of talking about it two years later. In a new interview with UK version of In Style, the We Are Your Friends actress revealed the visual is "the bane of her existence."

Ratajkowski appears topless in the "Blurred Lines" music video, where she walks around with other topless women around the fully clothed Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I., looking totally bored and a little annoyed. In the new interview, the 24-year-old model and actress revealed that the annoyance wasn't an act: she really didn't want to be there.

"I wasn't into the idea at all at first. I think I came off as a bit annoyed in the video.," she said to In Style (via Just Jared). "Now, it's the bane of my existence. When anyone comes up to me about 'Blurred Lines,' I'm like, 'Are we seriously talking about a video from three years ago?'"

Warning: Music video contains explicit material.

Despite over 12 weeks at No. 1 and the much-coveted Song of the Summer title, shortly after its release, the music video and single "Blurred Lines" was knee deep in controversy. The song was criticized for its celebration of rape culture (focused on the line "You know you want it") and the music video that Ratajkowski so detests was also critiqued for exploiting its female stars.

In the following months, "Blurred Lines" was the subject of a lawsuit by the estate of late soul singer Marvin Gaye. His children claimed that the single copied off of Gaye's 1970s hit "Got to Give It Up." Thicke and Pharrell lost the in court and were forced to pay millions to Gaye's families in royalties.

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