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.
“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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