Earth, Wind, and Fire's Verdine White says he doesn't agree with the late Marvin Gaye's family when it comes to the Robin Thicke hit "Blurred Lines."
Members of Gaye's family have filed two lawsuits against Thicke and his collaborators on the massive summer hit, claiming the song is too similar to Gaye's "Got To Give It Up." But the Earth, Wind, and Fire bassist tells The Hollywood Reporter he doesn't hear it, and adds that Thicke's song is "in a totally different key." He says he thinks "Blurred Lines'" popularity "maybe started a little controversy but it went away as fast as it came."
White also praises "Blurred Lines" and other R&B hits this year for opening the door to "a wave of good soul music that we haven't had in a long time." White performed "Blurred Lines" with Thicke and rapper T.I. during the Grammy nominations concert special that aired on CBS Friday night.