Pharrell Thinks The “Blurred Lines” Verdict Was “Based On Emotion”
“Three out of 22 notes does not denote copyright infringement.”
Pharrell isn't done sharing his opinions about the "Blurred Lines" verdict, which ordered him and Robin Thicke to pay Marvin Gaye's estate $7.4 million for plagiarism. Yesterday Skater P opened up about it to Financial Times and today he recalled his reaction to the judge's ruling in an interview with Access Hollywood: "It was shocking. But, I think, when you look back at it, I think the jury voted on emotion and not — this is my opinion — I feel like the verdict was based on emotion and not the real true issue, which was copyright infringement. There's no copyright infringement... If that verdict stands, people can't be inspired by anything, companies can't be inspired by anything, or else they're liable for suit...three out of 22 notes does not denote copyright infringement, interpolation, sample any of the above. It's the law and so we believe that the law will be upheld, so we're not worried." Watch Pharrell talk about the verdict above.