By: Taren Vaughan
The Robin Thicke Miley Cyrus VMA performance became the huge talk of the social media scene in no time at all. Robin Thicke’s career has truly taken off as the R&B/Soul singer is finally getting the recognition many of his fans feel he deserves. While Robin’s hit single “Blurred Lines” has remained a chart topper since it dropped this past summer, the song has sparked controversy and led to a legal war with the late great Marvin Gaye’s family. Aside from the “Blurred Lines” controversy, Robin’s MTV VMA performance with Miley Cyrus got even more people talking about the singer. And the way Robin Thicke sees it, Miley twerking on him on stage helped boost his popularity.
Speaking with Vanity Fair, Robin says he believes that because Miley Cyrus twerked on him, everyone knows who he is now as the singer has grown tired of “playing it safe” when it comes to his career. Robin also says he knew beforehand what Miley was going to do onstage and felt it was a way to get people talking:
“Everybody knows who I am now because I let Miley Cyrus twerk in front of me on the MTV awards.
“I spent my whole career playing it safe, being a gentleman, never doing anything controversial. I didn’t see [the V.M.A. performance] because I was onstage singing my a*s off. They told me [beforehand] that Miley’s going to take her clothes off and dance around and she might bend over… I just said, I don’t care, let’s entertain the people. Let’s give them something they’re not ready for, let’s make them talk.”
On whether or not he stole from Marvin Gaye’s hit song “Got To Give It Up,” Robin says:
“The chords in Marvin Gaye’s song are minor—mine are major. There isn’t one chord, one syncopation, one melody that is the same as Marvin Gaye’s song. Inspiration and stealing are two completely different things. If somebody wants to make a song like “Stairway to Heaven” and writes a song on acoustic guitar, Led Zeppelin does not own every song that’s on acoustic guitar for the rest of time.”