Robin Thicke dismisses suggestion Blurred Lines’ lyrics condone rape

robin-thicke-blurred-lines-t-i-pharrell-hyypezupBy Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor

Any of my friends will tell you my favorite song these days is Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, despite the fact I cannot clearly understand have the lyrics. It is the classic example of what you told your mom back in the day when you blasted some of Prince’s racier songs, “I don’t know what they are saying, I just love the beat.” Lately critics are suggesting the song condones sexual assault. Most likely in reference to the line, “You know you want it.”

During a recent interview with BBC Radio 1, Robin Thicke at first did not want to dignify the accusations with a response. But in the end Thicke discussed the meaning of the lyrics. He indicated the song reflects, “blurring the lines between men and women and how much we’re the same” and “blurred lines between a good girl and a bad girl.”

Thicke is marred to the lovely Paula Patton, a woman he said he has been with since his teen years and would never want to disrespect. In fact, to Thicke Blurred Lines speaks to the strong independent women like her, “My wife is as strong as I am, as smart, if not smarter, stronger and she’s an animal too! She doesn’t need a man to define her or to define her existence.”

Read more of his comments at The Hollywood Reporter.

What do you think of the lyrics in Blurred Lines? What is the song of Summer 2013 to you?

Meanwhile enjoy Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke ft. T.I., Pharrell

 

 

 

 

 

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