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THICKE REFLECTS ON CONTROVERS­IAL HIT AND VIDEO

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Robin Thicke would never make a video like blurred Lines again. The singer and his collaborat­or Pharrell Williams enjoyed huge success with the 2013 single but it also attracted controvers­y, with its lyrics branded “rapey” and its accompanyi­ng video — which featured emily ratajkowsk­i dancing topless — branded degrading to women. And while Thicke insisted there was “no negative intentions” around the track, he understand­s the backlash. “We had no negative intentions when we made the record, when we made the video,” he told the New york Post newspaper. “but then it did open up a conversati­on that needed to be had. And it doesn’t matter what your intentions were when you wrote the song … the people were being negatively affected by it.

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