Weeks after Robin Thicke was criticized for his “Blurred Lines” song, he has offered a new explanation for the lyrics, explaining that the summer jam is about his sexy wife – not rape, as many critics suggested.
Quite frankly, this may very well be a case of too little, too late.
Robin’s “Blurred Lines” controversy had been dying down lately, and the debate over what the lyrics meant against the backdrop of scantily clad girls in his music video never really impacted its popularity.
What did impact Robin’s reputation with fans was his performance of the song with singer Miley Cyrus at the August MTV Video Music Awards. The Daily Beast’s Tricia Romano described the song as being “rapey,” when it was first released, so performing it with the young starlet twerking in a nude bikini certainly didn’t help Thicke’s case.
Anyway, it seems like one of his publicists finally found a way to explain the lyrics as not being “rapey,” and apparently it took quite a bit of time to come up with something.
“I don’t think people got it,” the soulful crooner told BBC’s Newsbeat. “I wrote it about my wife… she’s my good girl and I know she wants it because we’ve been together for 20 years.”
The lackluster explanation probably won’t be enough to change the minds of many of the song’s critics especially since their concerns also involved the nude models who filled the music video.
Either way, one person who definitely doesn’t mind the song and doesn’t care about any explanations is his wife Paula Patton.
Even after watching her man grind all over a girl who isn’t even old enough to legally buy alcohol, Patton is sticking by her man’s side, supporting the song and even bragging about her man in the sheets.
In addition to the sexually charged lyrics and naked models, another controversial part of the music video was a message formed with large balloons that read, “Robin Thicke as a big d**k.”
Well if you weren’t upset that he put the message there in the first place, you were probably one of the fans who was wondering if the message was true or not. According to Patton , it certainly isn’t a lie.
“Robin’s like, ‘Listen, if I’m, you know, in the Miami Heat’s locker room, I don’t know where I stand,’ ” Thicke’s wife said with a laugh. “But I think that the statement is fairly accurate.”
Note the use of the word “fairly,” however. Perhaps Thicke shouldn’t brag about his anatomy in his music videos if his balloon message was only “fairly accurate.”
As for how Paula feels about the song supposedly being about her, she’s fine with it and just hopes that she still has a good girl deep down inside somewhere.
“Gosh, I hope I’m still a good girl and bad girl at the same time, and I think that every girl should know the bad girl inside her – and that doesn’t make her bad, you know,” Paula continued.
So there you have it. Thicke has found his story and he’s sticking to it – not that it matters. Everyone has moved on past the “rapey” lyrics controversy and are now much more upset with Thicke for filing a lawsuit against Marvin Gaye’s family over copyright issues and making claims that Justin Timberlake ripped off his style.