Pharrell Reveals Miley Cyrus Was Inspiration Behind "Blurred Lines"

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Is it possible that Miley Cyrus is to blame for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," and the countless thinkpieces and #hottakes it inspired? Sort of! That's what producer Pharrell Williams testified to in court, during the copyright infringement trial brought by the adult children of Marvin Gaye. 

Frankie and Nona Gaye allege that "Blurred Lines" borrows quite a lot from their father's classic song "Got To Give It Up," but Pharrell testified that Cyrus herself inspired the song. The day he was noodling around coming up with ideas for the song, "I had Earl Sweatshirt in one room and Miley Cyrus in the other. I was doing a bunch of country-sounding music with Miley," so the young singer's "yodeling" was echoing in his ears when he started working on Thicke's song. "It was like blending this country sound with this up-tempo groove," Williams said.

Thicke also testified that, despite what he said in previous interviews, Pharrell did most of the songwriting and melody. Also, Thicke was trashed on booze and Vicodin during every interview he gave that year, so YOLO?

Between the yodeling and Robin Thicke playing piano during his testimony, you've really gotta give it up for the innocent jurors who showed up to do their civic duty. [Uproxx]

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