Thicke Says He Preferred Clothed Version of Music Video

The singer discusses his controversial "Blurred Lines" music video featuring topless models.
3:00 | 07/11/13

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singer robin thicke, speaking out about the controversy engulfing his music video "blurred lines." The r&b star is fiercely defending the lyrics and video for his hit tune. And abc's chris connelly has the story. ♪ A good girl I know you want it ♪ Reporter: On bbc radio monday, robin thicke reacting to some of the controversy, this humongous summertime song has kicked up. Some alleging that the come on of "blurred lines" crosses the line. You know, that's only for extra religious people. Even very good girls all have a little bad side to them. You know, you just have to know how to pull it out of them. I don't buy his explanation. And I thin idea that a woman has a good girl side and a bad girl side is really outdated. Reporter: The song, marvin gaye meets modern day groove makes thicke, helped by pharrell, t.I. And a whole lot of hey, hey, hey, especially in the so-not-safe for work version of its video, which thicke says he embarked on with some trepidation. My initial response was, i love the clothed version. I don't think we should put out the naked version. And then, I showed it to my wife and all of her girlfriends. And they said, you have to put this out. It's so sexy and cool. Reporter: The trio of topless models ramp around totally-clad lads. Some have found that contrast degrading to women. You have three guys and they're fully clothed. And the women are not. Reporter: In the u.K., One even attacked "blurred lines" lyrics as being explicitly violent. I can't dignify that with a response. That's ridiculous. Reporter: And in defense of his song's theme and its good intentions, thicke points to his own life and his long-time marriage to actress paula patten. I'm a gentleman. I've been in love with the same woman since I was a teenager. I don't want to do anything that's inappropriate. Reporter: For "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. Controversy has its perks. He doesn't seem all that upset. "Blurred lines" has become the biggest hit of his career. He's laughing all the way to the

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