Even though the radio has pretty much worn the song out, I still like Blurred Lines. It’s fun, funky and refreshing. And yes, it does remind me of Marvin Gaye‘s Got To Give It Up. Apparently, Robin was just inspired by Marvin’s music. But The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Marvin Gaye‘s family is anything but pleased. Robin Thicke, Pharrell & T.I. have gotten together to file a lawsuit, claiming they’ve received threats to sue from Gaye‘s family.
The suit claims the Gaye family is alleging that “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” “feel” or “sound” the same, and that the “Gaye defendants are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work.”
As for Funkadelic, there’s said to be claimed similarity between Thicke’s hit and Funakedlic’s “Sexy Ways.”
“But there are no similarities between plaintiffs’ composition and those the claimants allege they own, other than commonplace musical elements,” states the lawsuit. “Plaintiffs created a hit and did it without copying anyone else’s composition.”
Just in time for the Father’s Day weekend, we have a cute little video of rapper T.I. fully enjoying his role as dad. On VH1, T.I. hosted a little impromptu game show called Who Knows Pops Best?, quizzing his children to see who knows their celebrity dad like the back of their hand.
T.I.‘s children King, Zonnique and Domani stepped up to the challenge and answer questions from which car would get you the most in trouble if you wrecked it to which career would T.I. stay in if he had to choose one. It’s a cute little clip. Enjoy!:
On Vh1′s Tiny Tonight, Tameka “Tiny” Harris reveals that she and husband, T.I. once made a video tape together. Tiny reveals the tape is so raw that if it ever leaked she and T.I. would make millions. BUT-Where is the tape now? In the hands of the ATF. The feds compensated said tape, after the ATF raided their home back when T.I. was facing charges for illegal guns possession.
According to the Tiny the tape was really, “nasty.” TMI…but check out her words not mine when you continue…
This is not a good look for T.I. or Tiny—but especially T.I. who has been on probation since his 2009 weapons charge and stint in prison. T.I.’s probation officer filed documents in Georgia stating that the L.A. Sheriff’s office found codeine, marijuana and ecstasy in his car. They also found opiates in T.I.’s blood. Codeine is an opiate. Though a court date has not been set, T.I. will soon enough be standing in front of a judge explaining why he shouldn’t be sent back to prison for violating his probation. The violations would be: possession, testing positive for opiates and association with a felon. Not sure what the last charge is about, isn’t T.I. himself the felon? hmmmm, SMH.
Do you think T.I. should go back to prison?
This whole situation with T.I. and his wife Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle just seems so ridiculous to me. I can’t believe that the two of them with their kids to look after (and after T.I. just got his freedom from doing a stint in prison for weapons charges) could be so irresponsible and reckless. It’s difficult to sympathize with either one of them. According to TMZ, the police have confirmed that the drugs found in T.I.’s car were in fact ecstasy pills.
T.I. and Tiny aren’t the only ones in trouble. Faith Evans is facing two counts of DUI after being arrested on August 21st at a DUI checkpoint in L.A. If convicted, Evans can face up to 6 months in jail. SMH.