Pharrell: 'The 'Blurred Lines' Plagiarism Lawsuit Hurt My Feelings!!' - MTO News

Pharrell has once again spoken out about the controversial "Blurred Lines" saga, stating that the copyright infringement lawsuit filed against him by Marvin Gaye's estate "hurt" his feelings.

Gaye's estate accused the artist of ripping off his single, "Got to Give It Up," - and although the similarities are apparent, he denies that he did.

He discussed the matter with Rick Rubin for GQ and said it, "hurt my feelings because I would never take anything from anyone. It really set me back." He added that there was a shared "feeling" between his track and Gaye's, but that's as far as it went. 

Rubin weighed in, "It's bad for music," Rubin says. "We've had an understanding of what a song is, and now, based on that one case, there's a question of what a song is. It's not what it used to be. In the past, it would be the chords, the melody, and the words. Your chords, your melody, and your words—none of them had anything to do with [Marvin Gaye's song]."