After winning a $7.3 million lawsuit against Robin Thicke and Pharrell over “Blurred Lines,” the Gaye Family now have their sights set on T.I.’s pockets. But the Atlanta rapper says they’ve got the wrong one. TMZ cameras recently caught up with the Kang at Los Angeles International Airport and the Atlanta rapper, who looks like he got a nice nap on the plane ride, didn’t seem worried about the Gaye family’s allegations that he, Interscope and Universal Records should also be held monetarily accountable.
“I don’t know what’s going on,” said Tip when questioned about him being added to the suit. “I never really got caught up with that. I have nothing but admiration and respect for the legacy and the estate of Marvin Gaye and I have nothing but admiration and support for my partners, Pharrell…”
Of course, Harris denied any wrongdoing. “I’m a writer, a creator. I don’t steal from anybody creatively when I make my music,” he said. “I know that. And I think anyone with common sense will be able to see that when they listen to it.” He added, “It’s out of my hands. Whatever happens…I’ll be exonerated because I know I did the right thing.”
As previously reported, “Blurred Lines” made a profit of $16,675,690 with $5,658,214 going to Thicke, $5,153,457 going to Pharrell and $704,774 going to T.I. The rapper and reality show star is only listed as writing his own verse for the track. Since the lawsuit, sales on the Marvin Gaye song in question have spiked 246 percent.