Marvin Gaye’s family recently won a multimillion dollar lawsuit after a jury ruled that Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines” plagiarized Marvin’s “Got To Give It Up.” It seems as though $7.3 million isn’t enough for the Gaye family because they’re coming for more— and this time, they’re going in on T.I.
The “Blurred Lines” case originally singled out songwriters Robin Thicke and Pharrell. The jury decided that since the Gaye family has rights to Marvin’s sheet music and not his recordings, “Blurred Lines'” songwriters — and not its distributors — should cough up money for copyright infringement.
Now, the Gaye family’s lawyers are filing motions for the jury to take a second look at the case. They specifically want T.I., Universal, Interscope, and Star Trak to be held accountable — and pay up.
The last time we checked, Marvin’s “Got To Give It Up” didn’t include a rap verse. While Thicke and Pharrell made millions off of the song, T.I. didn’t make nearly as much, walking away with just over $700,000. The Gaye family is also trying to prevent the mentioned labels from continuing to distribute “Blurred Lines,” and there’s talk of an “impoundment” of remaining copies of the song.