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Robin Thicke: Paula Patton Inspired 'Blurred Lines,' He Says of Wife & Controversial Song [VIDEO]

Although Robin Thicke was accused of sexism for Blurred Lines, the song was actually written for an important woman in his life.

By Adriana Hille, EnStars on Oct 14, 2013 01:31 PM EDT
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Although Robin Thicke was accused of sexism for Blurred Lines, the song was actually written for an important woman in his life.

"I wrote it about my wife," he recently told BBC Radio's 1Xtra Live. "She's my good girl. And I know she wants it because we've been together for 20 years."

He met his wife, Paula Patton, in high school and began dating her when he was 16 years old. The two tied the knot in 2005.

While it seems Thicke had romantic intentions, his multi-platinum song was deemed inappropriate, primarily by female critics. The video's unrated version, which appears on VEVO, was even banned in the country because of the nudity.

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"That's just America," Thicke told Billboard in a May report. "I definitely don't have any problem with nudity. I think people that are uncomfortable in their own bodies or are uncomfortable with their own bodies don't want to see other peoples'."

Despite the negative publicity, the song helped the singer earn his first No. 1 album ever. The 36-year-old's sixth studio record, Blurred Lines, debuted at the top of Billboard's Hot 200 chart when it was released in August. It sold 177,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

While his wife often defends Blurred Lines, Thicke's famous father also has. Alan Thicke, best known for his role on Growing Pains, told The Canadian Press that he doesn't understand why many responded the way they did.

"I've been watching music videos for a couple decades along with everybody else, and I'm actually a little surprised at the response, at least to the nudity, because I've seen things I thought were much more sexual than simply [being] topless," he said in August. "If it was that simple to get global attention and create these maelstrom over simply taking your top off, hell, somebody should have done that long ago."

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