Marvin Gaye's family comes after rapper T.I.

By Drum Digital
19 March 2015

Marvin Gaye's family want TI to pay up for his rap verse on "Blurred Lines".

It seems that late soul singer, Marvin Gaye's, family cannot get enough of law suits. After winning the law suit against singer Robin Thicke and super producer Pharrell Williams for a copyright infringement on Gaye's song "Got to Give It Up" which they plagiarised to produce megahit "Blurred Lines", the crooner's family wants TI to cough up some cash for his involvement. TMZ reports that the Atlanta rapper made $704,000 (approximately R8,5 million) for his rap verse from the $16,6 million profit the song made - Thicke and Williams made $5 mill a piece while the rest went to the record labels.

A jury rewarded the family with $7,3 million (about R88 million) but now they also want TIP and the record labels to pay for their dues, Sony has already cut a deal with the family for an undisclosed amount in January 2014.

That's not where it ends, the family are also looking into preparing another lawsuit against Williams for his smash hit "Happy" and claim that Thicke's "Love After War" sounds eerily similar to Gaye's "After the Dance".

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