Robin Thicke Accused of Ripping Off Marvin Gaye

Gaye's family is threatening to sue saying "Blurred Lines" is a remake of "Got to Give It Up."
1:59 | 09/27/13

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And now, the singer is speaking out about against the accusations that he may have ripped off the song from soul legend marvin gaye. Stevie wonder is weighing in. And abc's rob nelson has the story. Reporter: This morning, r&b crooner robin thicke is clearing something up about the legal limbo surrounding his megahit, "blurred lines." Speaking out to tmz for the first time about the comparisons between his song -- and marvin gaye's "got to give it up." Do you think of marvin gaye when you write your music? No. Reporter: Marvin gaye's family is threatening to sue, saying thicke remade the 1977 disco hit. We're not the way with the way he went about doing the business. Reporter: In this tmz video, marvin gaye iii suggests this isn't the only time thicke has liberally lifted from his father's work. Take a listen to this. ♪ now, another music legend, stevie wonder, is weighing in. The song is not the same song. Reporter: Thicke's "blurred lines" collaborator, pharrell, say he and thicke are muj marvin gaye fans. All you have to do is read the sheet music. It's completely different. Reporter: Still, the allegations prompted thicke to file a preemptive complaint asking for any theft claims to be squashed. The keys are different. The tempo's different. The structure's different. From a legal standpoint, they're not the same song. Reporter: It's now in the hands of a judge to unblur this music battle. For "good morning america," rob nelson, abc news, new york. So, you heard it. Even the great stevie saying, similar grooves, different song. There you go.

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