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Ah Robin Thicke, we know your wallet's hurting right now.
On Tuesday, a jury found that the 38-year-old singer's song "Blurred Lines" was guilty of copying Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" and awarded the Gaye family $7.3 million. For Thicke, the court decision rounds out a tough year which saw his marriage with actress Paula Patton crumble and his subsequent breakup album, Paula, totally flop. "Blurred Lines" isn't quite the massive success it once was.
So what the hell was Thicke thinking when he hit record on that song? Well, we asked ourselves that question and came to the conclusion that his thoughts could probably be best summed up by Marvin Gaye himself. Hey, it wouldn't be the first time Robin Thicke took something from the guy, right?
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