Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" has been under heavy criticism for the song's rapey undertones with lines like "I know you want it/But you're a good girl/The way you grab me/Must wanna get nasty/Go ahead, get at me." The lyrics coupled with the racy visuals, which featured a number of naked girls holding animals, and getting their hair brushed have put Thicke, and the song, under controversy.
Thicke only fueled the fire by saying he intended the Diane Martel-directed visuals to be derogatory towards women.
In an interview with GQ, Thicke said:
"We tried to do everything that was taboo. Bestiality, drug injections, and everything that is completely derogatory towards women. Because all three of us are happily married with children, we were like, "We're the perfect guys to make fun of this." People say, "Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?" I'm like, "Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I've never gotten to do that before. I've always respected women." So we just wanted to turn it over on its head and make people go, "Women and their bodies are beautiful. Men are always gonna want to follow them around." After the video got banned on YouTube, my wife tweeted, "Violence is ugly. Nudity is beautiful. And the 'Blurred Lines' video makes me wanna..." You know. And that's the truth. Right now, with terrorism and poverty and Wall Street and Social Security having problems, nudity should not be the issue."
Robin was finally confronted with the question of whether or not "Blurred Lines" is as controversial as its critics think, and he told BBC "I can't even dignify that with a response, that's ridiculous."
Watch the interview over at BBC and let us know your opinions in the comments below.