Robin Thicke Embarrassed by Attempts to Win Back Paula Patton

The 'Blurred Lines' hitmaker admits he was 'careless' in his deposition and says that he shouldn't have sold 'Paula' album.

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."

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