Robin Thicke Reminisces Blurred Lines
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Robin Thicke Reminisces Blurred Lines

 
 
July 4, 2014 Paula Patton, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Summer
 

Robin Thicke talks about his controversial and rather sexist music video for "Blurred Lines," as well as a now-infamous raunchy performance with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards. Now, about a year later, the pop singer is looking back at both controversies more clearly.

The 37-year-old spoke about the issues with CBS Sunday Morning in an interview set to air on July 6, almost a month after he and estranged wife Paula Patton would have celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary. Thicke is promoting his new album Paula, named after the actress, mother of his 4-year-old son Julian, and has been vocal about his desire to reconcile following their Feb. 24 split announcement.

"I saw a guy who needed to be humbled a little bit," Thicke told CBS Sunday Morning, when asked what he saw when he looked at himself in the mirror amid the "Blurred Lines" backlash. "Because I think you strive for so long for an accomplishment like what happened last year, and then you get it. And then you don't know how to juggle it, you know. And all of a sudden, the balls are all over the floor."

The single "Blurred Lines," which features T.I. and Pharrell Williams, was released in March 2013 and reached No. 1 in the United States and several other countries, becoming one of the most popular tracks the following summer. The song was slammed by critics, who said some of its lyrics, which include lines such as "I know you want it," bring to mind sexual assault. Its music video, which shows models cozying up to Thicke, was deemed "sexist." An uncensored version shows the women half-naked.

Thicke has in the past defended "Blurred Lines" and spoken about the criticism over it, including in a July 2013 interview on NBC's Today show, during which he said "great art" is "supposed to stir conversation."

"It's supposed to make us talk about what's important and what the relationship between men and women [is]," he said. "But if you listen to the lyrics, it says 'That man is not your maker'—it's actually a feminist movement in itself. It's saying that women and men are equals, as animals and ... in power. It doesn't matter if you're a good girl or a bad girl—you can still have a good time."

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