Robin Thicke says 'Blurred Lines' is about his wife, Paula Patton
It may officially be fall now, but the song of the summer is still stirring controversy after Robin Thicke has yet again changed his tune about the meaning of his megahit Blurred Lines. You mean it's not about making an excuse to have a video full of naked models?
"I wrote it about my wife," Thicke told BBC's Newsbeat, referring to Paula Patton. "She's my good girl. And I know she wants it because we've been together for 20 years." So we're guessing that means the other guy he refers to in the song, the one who tried to domesticate Paula, must have been some dude in high school, like a homecoming rival or something. The Ducky to his Blaine, vying for Andie's attention. Or wait, is that the other way around? Note to self: Rewatch Pretty in Pink.
Anyway, Thicke had previously countered that his song doesn't advocate date rape or dehumanizing women, despite him previously telling GQ, "What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I've never gotten to do that before." (That part is in a video about the controversy about the song made in JULY; watch it above.)
Thicke was talking to the BBC because the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority banned a commercial featuring his song and video from daytime TV. Thicke blamed the fuddy-duddies on the ASA for not understanding what nobody seems to fully understand, including the singer.
"I don't think people got it out here (in the U.K.) in those positions of power," the 36-year-old said. "I think the kids get it ... I just have to deal with that." By all means, please send some kids over so we can get it, too.