Rodgers comments on Williams and Thicke’s copyright infringement in the Blurred Lines court case, saying he believes the song’s composition is not at all like Gaye’s Got to Give it Up.
Compositionally, purely compositionally, I don’t think they should have lost that case. Got to Give it Up is clearly a blues structure, Blurred Lines isn’t at all. If we lose our freedom to be inspired, we’re going to look up one day and the entertainment industry as we know it will be frozen in litigation.
Seacrest interviews Thicke during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him on why he made the album Paula.
I didn’t have a choice. I came right off a tour and I had all these songs and all these ideas and feelings in my heart. And I went right into the studio. I wrote all the songs in about three weeks and we recorded the album in about a month. Obviously all the songs were about her or about how I feel about her. A lot of songwriters have done this kind of thing before. They won’t tell you in the title or they’ll be suggestive I was just like, ‘There’s no reason to hide who this is about.’ It’s all about her.
Elle Magazine interviews Thicke about what his childhood was like with a father that was known as a ladies man.
My dad was single my whole pubescent period. [Laughs] He had Ms. Alabama, Ms. Dominican Republic every week. I was like, Dang, Pops. He had an indoor Jacuzzi, and he frequented it. The first time I saw a naked woman was when I went to take a shower one morning before school. I was like, Who is this girl in my shower?
Winfrey talks to Thicke in a tell-all interview about his career and his breakup, and Miley Cyrus twerking.
It was funny to me. It’s silly. I was walking out towards Miley, I’m not thinking sex. I’m thinking fun, you know?