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Pharrell Williams confesses he’s embarrassed by Blurred Lines lyrics

The hit song was released in 2013


Pharrell Williams has confessed that he’s “embarrassed” by the lyrics of his hit song Blurred Lines.

The song, which was released in 2013, was a collaboration with Robin Thicke and rapper T.I.

Speaking in an interview with GQ magazine, Pharrell admitted that he would never sing the song today.

Pharrell Williams | GQ Magazine

“I was also born in a different era, where the rules of the matrix at that time allowed a lot of things that would never fly today.”

“Advertisements that objectify women. Song content. Some of my old songs, I would never write or sing today.”

“I get embarrassed by some of that stuff. It just took a lot of time and growth to get to that place.”

The song received a lot of backlash when it was released as the lyrics suggested non-consensual sex.


A number of businesses and schools, including Queens University in Belfast, banned the song from being played.

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were also sued for $7 million for plagiarism.

Marvin Gaye’s estate claimed that the pair copied his song Got To Give It Up.

An expert drew 8 similarities between Marvin Gaye’s tune and Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines.

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