AceShowbiz - %cRobin Thicke% broke his silence on the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit against %cMarvin Gaye%'s family. "I was going through personal hell at the time. And I was careless in the deposition," the R&B singer admits in an interview with New York Times.
"Obviously, I didn't give my all to the trial. It simply wasn't as important to me as what was going on in my personal life. I was lost at the time. I had lost my way," he adds. "That's why we're appealing. I know the difference between inspiration and theft. I'm constantly inspired, but I would never steal. And neither would Pharrell."
The singer was dealing with his separation from wife %cPaula Patton% back then. "I was supposed to be living the dream, and yet I was in a nightmare because of a crumbling marriage. I had finally reached the pinnacle of success - on paper, I had it all. But I wasn't happy," he explains.
"My supersaturation came right after I performed on the BET Awards [in June 2014]. I dedicated the performance [of the song 'Forever Love'] to my ex," he recalls. "And I came home, and my best friend of 20 years, Craig Crawford, said, 'I saw your BET performance.' And I said: 'Oh yeah! What did you think?' You know - excited. And he goes: 'I gotta be honest with you, buddy. You're kind of playing yourself. You look like a sucker.' "
"And it hit me that I'd lost my perspective. What I thought was romantic was just embarrassing. And he said, 'You should just go away for a while.' So I shut everything down. I took some time off to be with my son, and to be with my family and close friends. And the more time I took off, the more everything became clear," he continues.
Thicke also regrets the way he handled his album "Paula" named after Patton. "I was struggling through my toughest time, and I decided to share it. And I remember my team and my record company didn't want me to put it out, but they stuck by me," he opens up. "In hindsight, the only thing I would have done differently was, I wouldn't have promoted it or sold it. I would have given it away. That would have kept the purity of the message intact."