Robin Thicke Slams "Ridiculous" Criticism Over "Blurred Lines" Lyrics

"I don't want to be sleazy, I'm a gentleman, I've been in love with the same woman since I've been a teenager," the singer tells Radio 1

By Bruna Nessif Jul 10, 2013 12:35 AMTags
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Robin Thicke's catchy and sexy single "Blurred Lines" has stirred up a bit of controversy, but the singer is more than willing to defend his work.

During an interview with BBC's Radio 1, Thicke slammed the criticism revolving around his latest release, which claim that the lyrics "seem to glamorize violence against women. Certain lyrics are explicitly sexually violent and appear to reinforce victim-blaming rape myths," by first telling listeners, "I can't even dignify that with a response, that's ridiculous."

But he managed to come up with one, anyway.

"I don't want to be sleazy, I'm a gentleman, I've been in love with the same woman since I've been a teenager," he explained, referring to his actress wife Paula Patton. "I don't want to do anything inappropriate."

Thicke then went on to clarify the meaning behind the lyrics, saying, "For me it's about blurring the lines between men and women and how much we're the same. And the other side which is the blurred lines between a good girl and a bad girl, and even very good girls all have little bad sides to them."

The video for the Billboard 100 chart-topping track, which features T.I. and Pharrell Williams, shows three beautiful women dancing around half-naked, however, the uncensored version (which was banned from YouTube) has the models prancing around completely topless—an idea the celeb claims he wasn't completely sold on at first.

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"My initial response was I love the clothed version, I don't think we should put out the naked version," Thicke said. "And then I showed it to my wife and all of her girlfriends and they said 'You have to put this out, this is so sexy and so cool.'"

The blue-eyed singer told Billboard magazine that his lady also indirectly influenced his album.

"My wife and I would hang out at the end of the night, and I would play her the songs I was working on and we would dance around and be so happy," Thicke told the mag.

"And then some of my sadder and more depressing songs would come on, and we would always want to go back to the top and keep dancing and having a good time. So I think I just ended up making an escape album. I never plan it, but I think I did my best to make my wife and I have a chance to escape every night, and I felt like that made for a great album."