Pharrell & Robin Thicke Lose “Blurred Lines” Lawsuit
In the summer of 2013, Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I. filed a preemptive lawsuit against Marvin Gaye’s Estate to prevent being sued for allegedly plagiarizing Marvin’s “Got to Give It Up” for their monster hit “Blurred Lines.” Pharrell defended his thievery to the end, claiming that the sheet music for the trio’s summer smash is completely different from the classic ’70s track.
Well, the law ruled otherwise…
Yesterday (March 10), a Los Angeles jury ordered Skateboard P and Whiteboy Robin to pay Marvin Gaye’s family $7.4 million for jacking them for their beat. (What’s the number to Marvin’s Estate? I think it’s about time that I connect with my long lost relatives.) “Blurred Lines” stayed at the top of the Billboard 100 for 10 weeks straight and pulled in a cool $16.5 million, with Pharrell and Thicke earning $5 milli apiece. Welp, there goes that celebration.
Source: Rhymes with Snitch
Angie Stone Arrested for Assaulting Her 30-Year-Old Daughter
Messy, messy, messy…
Soul singer Angie Stone was arrested in DeKalb County, Georgia Monday (March 9) and charged with domestic aggravated assault after knocking out her 30-year-old daughter’s front teeth with a metal stand. (DAYUUUUUMMMM!)
According to TMZ, Angie’s daughter, Diamond Stone, claims the fight started when her mom nagged that she didn’t clean up after her Bebe’s kids like she was supposed to. Angie told police that Diamond struck her in the face multiple times before she picked up a metal stand to defend herself, “accidentally” striking her grown daughter in the face and f#%kin’ up her grill.
The Grammy-nominated singer says she then dropped the stand after realizing her “mistake,” but Diamond chased after her in a rage before a family friend broke them up. Both were arrested, but Diamond was later released. Not long after, she spoke out about the incident on her Facebook page:
People are so quick to pass judgment but never really know the full story. Never uphold people in wrong no matter who they are I’m crushed but I ain’t dead so for the people that praise “her” keep right on just know that it ain’t over. You so big and bad but had to use a weapon on me in a fight that you started. You giggled on the inside because you thought I was going to jail too.?#?Wrong? I’m sick of putting up these fronts and because you took shit to another level I will too. I love all my family but I cannot take anymore abuse so I’m separating myself from it all. I pray God heals us from this but from where I sit there is no turning back cause if you ain’t wit me you against me. You so worried about to media and the press but I promise you this I will not rest until my story is heard!
She may have left reality TV, but apparently, the drama is still following Angie wherever she goes.
Source: Madame Noire