Stevie Wonder told a TMZ reporter outside LAX that he feels Marvin Gaye’s family should not be suing Robin Thicke.
Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr filed a lawsuit in August against the Gaye family and Bridgeport Music, claiming that the Gaye family was alleging Thicke’s number-one single “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s single “Got to Give It Up” sound and feel the same.
While Thicke reportedly filed the lawsuit to protect the rights to his song, the Gaye family responded via TMZ Live and said they had counsel sorting out their lawsuit.
Fellow Motown legend, Wonder weighed in on the topic by saying, “No, I don’t think [‘Blurred Lines’] is a steal from Marvin Gaye.”
Wonder mentioned his share of lawsuits and said he feels Thicke is a fan of Gaye, but that the songs are not the same.
“If the [Gaye] family should hear this, ‘don’t let your lawyer or whomever hits you into losing money on something that’s not worth it,'” Wonder said.
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