T.I. On Marvin Gaye’s Family Coming After Him: “I Don’t Steal From Anybody” (VIDEO)
T.I. is not worried about Marvin Gaye’s family’s decision to go after him for copyright infringement over the song “Blurred Lines.” He responded to the latest development on Saturday. Watch the video below.
In a major decision earlier this month, T.I.’s collaborators Robin Thicke and Pharrell were ordered to pay Gaye’s family $7.3 million after a jury determined “Blurred Lines” had lifted music from Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.” During the original trial, T.I., who raps on “Blurred Lines,” was exonerated and not included in the judgement. But this week, Gaye’s family filed an injunction, listing T.I. and three record labels as additional responsible parties. They also want to halt the sale and reproduction of the track until all parties reach a final agreement.
When paparazzi caught up with T.I. at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Saturday, he expressed “admiration and respect” for the Gaye family and estate, but insisted he’s done nothing wrong and that everything will work out. “I’m a writer, a creator, I don’t steal from anybody,” declared T.I. “I know that, and I think anybody with common sense will be able to see [that].” Gossip Cop will have updates as the saga continues. Watch T.I. in the video below, and tell us what you think.