Robin Thicke: I Respect Women, and So Does “Blurred Lines”
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Robin Thicke: I Respect Women, and So Does “Blurred Lines”

No song this summer has stirred up quite as much controversy as Robin Thicke's epically danceable hit "Blurred Lines," but the soulful crooner never meant to stir the pot. He was just trying to get folks to dance.

The star, whose lyrics, including "you know you want it, but you're a good girl," and "the way you grab me/must wanna get nasty" have ruffled some feathers, making some go as far to accuse the singer of writing a veritable ode to misogyny, says it was never his intent to disrespect women with his song.

In an appearance on the Today show, Robin explained to Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie, "When we made the song, we had nothing but the most respect for women."

The singer went on to say, "I've been with the same woman since I was a teenager. For us, we were just trying to make a funny song. Sometimes, the lyrics can get misconstrued when you're just trying to put people on the dance floor and have a good time. But we had no idea it would stir this much controversy. We only had the best intentions."

When asked if he understood why people had responded negatively to his lyrics, Robin added, "Yeah, but that's what great art does. It's supposed to stir conversation. It's supposed to make us talk about what's important and what the relationships between men and women are, but if you listen to lyrics, it says 'that man is not your maker'… It's saying that men and women are equal."

Source: Today

07.30.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Sarah Crow
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