Judge Orders Pharrell Williams & Robin Thicke To Pay The Gayes $7M

pay itYou got to give it up to the Gayes, said the judge to dynamic duo Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke.

This is after the jurors found that the two had bridge copy write laws sampling Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Gotta give it up” in their 2011 hit Blurred lines.

Though Pharrell and Thicke have both denied that they stole the song, the judge ordered them to pay the late legend’s family $7 millions.

“While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward,” the pair’s lawyer Howard E King said.

“We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter.”

Marvin gayePharrall had told the court that growing up he listened to Marvin’s music and that in the hit song he was channeling the 70’s feel but he in no way sampled Marvin’s hit.

His partner in crime literally, Robin Thicke said he contributed in writing the lyrics for the song.

The son was number one for 12 straight weeks in Billboard top 100, earned a Grammy nomination, and was downloaded more than 2 million times worldwide and reportedly earned a gross total of $16.

Marvin Gaye passed away in 1984, leaving Copy writes of his music to his 3 children, Nona, Frankie and Marvin Gaye III.

After the verdict Gaye’s daughter Nona said she felt free, from Williams and Thicke’s chains.

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