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Robin Thicke recently stated that the controversy over his new hit "Blurred Lines" on his upcoming album under the same title is overblown, as the album has a more "feel good" tone than his other records.
"I realized, this time, I'm not going to do it all on my own. I'm going to hire some of the great hit-makers in the business and try to make some music everybody can enjoy instead of just my small fan base," the singer told Radio.com referring to his previous self-made records.
"Blurred Lines," is already an international hit and is currently topping charts in both the U.S. and the U.K.
However, Thicke's latest number-one hit "Blurred Lines" is not sitting well with all listeners and some have even deemed the song "rapey."
"Rapey" is the word used referring to the song's suggestive lyrics about a questionably consensual sexual encounter, and critics also pointed at the scantily clad women featured in the music video for "Blurred Lines."
While Thicke and collaborative artists T.I. and Pharrell are fully dressed, three nude models star in the unrated video, adding to many listeners' outrage.
Bloggers and several other listeners have sounded off on the lyrical content as well as video for "Blurred Lines," including Lisa Huyne via The Daily Beast.
"Basically, the majority of the song (creepily named 'Blurred Lines') has the R&B singer murmuring 'I know you want it' over and over into the girls' ear," wrote L.A.-based Huyne. "Call me a cynic, but that phrase does not exactly encompass the notion of consent in sexual activity … Seriously, this song is disgusting, though admittedly very catchy."
Lyrics in "Blurred Lines" include: "I know you want it / You're a good girl / Can't let it get past me."