CBSMIAMI — Forget “Blurred Lines”, “blurred life” may be more appropriate.
According to singer Robin Thicke, the summer of 2013 was a bit of a blur.READ MORE: Florida Argues CDC Violated Cruise Case Injunction
In an April deposition transcript made public on Monday, Thicke told lawyers he would start every day with a Vicodin and a bottle of vodka, drinking it before and during his interviews.
“Every day I woke up, I would take a Vicodin to start the day and then I would fill up a water bottle with vodka and drink it before and during my interviews,” he said. “I don’t recall many things that I said. In fact, I was quite surprised when I read them back sometimes.”
Being high and drunk appears to be Thicke’s defense in a high-stakes lawsuit.
The suit filed by Marvin Gaye’s family accuses Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford “T.I.” Harris Jr. of illegally ripping off Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.”
In interviews last summer, Thicke said he wanted to do a song similar to the Marvin Gaye hit, but he now says he was lying in those interviews and blamed the drugs and alcohol.
Thicke also copped to lying about just how involved he was in the creation of the track.
“After making six albums that I wrote and produced myself, the biggest hit of my career was written and produced by somebody else and I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit,” he said. “The reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”READ MORE: Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho On Mask Use For Upcoming School Year: 'Decision Cannot Be Rushed'
Pharrell’s April deposition was also released on Monday. In it, he says that the 2013 song of summer was his creation, but that “It wouldn’t be what it was — what it is today” without Thicke’s vocals.
But Thicke said, “None of it was my idea.”
Asked early in the deposition whether he considers himself an “honest person,” Thicke said, “No. That’s why I’m separated.” Later, he was asked if he’s selective about when to tell the truth.
“Absolutely not,” he replied. “I told my wife the truth. That’s why she left me.”
Thicke said in April that he had been sober for the past two months, but that he continued to drink alcohol. “My sobriety of is off Vicodin,” he said at the time. “When your wife leaves you, it gives you good reason to sober up.”
Thicke went on to release his “Blurred Lines” follow-up album, “Paula,” dedicated to Patton, in July. It sold only 24,000 copies in its first week — an 86 percent drop-off from the “Blurred Lines” debut.
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