Back like it never left, the Marvin Gaye Estate’s infamous “Blurred Lines” case has been, at least in some part, revived.
According to Variety, Gaye’s Estate is claiming Pharrell — who previously paid north of $5 million in damages with fellow defendant Robin Thicke for infringing on Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” — committed perjury in the case’s initial run. They cite the producer’s recent interview with Rick Rubin for GQ as a moment in which Pharrell outed himself as doing precisely what he claimed to not have done in court.
In the interview, Pharrell cops to “reverse engineering” songs from other records, which goes directly against his statements in court. “I did not go in the studio with the intention of making anything feel like, or to sound like, Marvin Gaye,” Williams told the court in 2015.