While the judge recently decreased Robin Thicke and Pharrell William’s payment to the Gaye family for copyright infringement of the music legend’s hit “Got to Give It Up” for their 2013 summer hit, “Blurred Lines,” Gaye’s ex-wife said how she felt about the whole situation.
“When I…seriously thought about it, if Marvin were alive today, he would not stand for anyone doing what they did to his song,” Janis shared with ABC News Radio. “So we’re here, as his family, and the kids as his heirs, they’re here, and I’m here to protect what Marvin left.”
“Initially, I really, really liked the song, but it gave me the feeling that I got back in 1977 when Marvin did ‘Got to Give It Up,’” she said.
“It’s the first song that my daughter Nona learned to do dance to. It’s the first song that she remembers her father doing. So it’s a special song to us out of his catalog. It stands on its own. I’m a little tired of it at this point.”