Two of Marvin Gaye's children are countersuing Robin Thicke, saying his hit "Blurred Lines" is a rip-off of their father's "Got to Give It Up," according to TMZ.

That's right -- it's a countersuit. Because Thicke sued them in August to get a judge to pre-emptively rule that he didn't rip off Gaye.

Isn't that kind of like approaching a store security guard and saying, "I just want you to know I don't have one of your store's expensive watches in my pocket, and I'd like you to say out loud that I'm not a thief."

Nona Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye filed the suit Wednesday. They point to interviews Thicke did with Billboard and GQ, in which he reportedly admitted Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" was one of his favorite songs and he wanted to "make something like that, something with that groove," said TMZ.

Singer Robin Thicke performs at the 2013 GQ Gentlemen Give Back Concert with Robin Thicke at Highline Ballroom on October 23, 2013 in New York City.
Singer Robin Thicke performs at the 2013 GQ Gentlemen Give Back Concert with Robin Thicke at Highline Ballroom on October 23, 2013 in New York City. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for GQ)

The siblings also cite a clip TMZ shot with Thicke after he filed his suit, in which he denied thinking of Marvin Gaye when he wrote 'Blurred Lines.' Which would seemingly contradict what he said in those magazine interviews.

And you thought the whole Miley Cyrus twerking thing at the VMAs made him look silly.

And since they were there, the suit also claims Thicke's song "Love After War" rips of Gaye's "After the Dance."

I sense that a Marvin Gaye tribute band may be in Robin Thicke's future. He may need the money after this.

The Gayes want damages, including profits from the songs -- which could get pricey, as "Blurred Lines" was a number one single for 12 weeks.


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