Robin Thicke Takes Marvin Gaye's Family To Court

In a pre-emptive move...
Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke is set to take Marvin Gaye's family to court in a pre-emptive move.

One of the summer's defining singles, Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' has produced more than its fair share of detractors. Lambasted by some for its evident misogyny, its overwhelming success has turned the American artist into a hate figure in some quarters.

With the song's studio chatter and loose-limbed groove, 'Blurred Lines' has often been compared to Marvin Gaye's classic slice of mid 70s soulful funk 'Got To Give It Up'.

Seemingly, the Motown icon's family have taken this a step further. Threatening litigation unless the writing team behind 'Blurred Lines' pay a settlement, Robin Thicke has now decided to take Marvin Gaye's family to court in a pre-emptive step. 

One which definitely won't endear him to his critics, the motive behind the decision is seemingly to bring the case before a judge and allow the case to be heard. (via Billboard)

So what's your verdict? Compare and contrast below.

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