T.I. says that anyone with “common sense” can tell he doesn’t steal music or ideas from anyone.
After winning $7.3 million from Pharrell
and Robin Thicke
, Marvin Gaye’s estate is going after T.I.
, who laid a verse on the heavily successful “Blurred Lines” track.
recently caught up with the Atlanta-based artist and asked him about the lawsuit. Tip says he’s going to let “the universe” take care of everything and that he doesn’t steal music when creating his own.
“I don’t know what’s going on,” he said when asked about the lawsuit. “I never really got caught up in that. I have nothing but admiration and respect for the legacy and the estate of Marvin Gaye and I’ve got nothing but extreme admiration for my partner Pharrell, whatever happen with it, the universe will deal with it. I’m a writer, I’m a creator, I don’t steal from anybody creatively when I create my music. I know that anybody with common sense can see that.”
The lawsuit involving Pharrell and Thicke set a new precedent when it comes to sampling music. The Gaye family says the two cleared
more than $5 million a piece from the song’s creation.