In the wake of Blurred Lines, Thicke is already looking ahead.
Robin Thicke managed to stir up a lot of controversy with his video for Blurred Lines, but now he has to find a way to spice things up even more for the next one. And what better way than getting the leader of the free world to participate? This seemed to be Thicke’s reasoning, when he spole to The Sun about his future plans. He said: “We’re gonna have to see if President Obama will be in it. I don’t know how you can top Blurred Lines. Either that, or maybe we just won’t make a video at all. Just disappear on top. It’s like winning the championship in your last season. Why play again?”
Thicke isn't wasting any time.
He does have a point, and there are many critics, who probably wouldn’t be too sad to see him go. The video for Blurred Lines has been called exploitative and misogynistic by equality groups. Then again, it has also been played over 100,000,000 times on youtube (between the censored and the unrated versions) and has apparently earned Thicke a second chance at pop stardom.
Thicke has come under fire from equal rights groups.
In some respects, however, it’s been an even bigger success for his collaborator, Pharrell Williams, who earned his second UK number 1 (and the second single by any artist to break the million sales mark.) with Blurred Lines, according to NME – the first one being the Daft Punk collab Get Lucky. "I'm humbled by all of the love the UK fans have shown. But, when you are working with incredible talent like The Robots and Robin, great things are bound to happen," Pharrell told OfficialCharts.com upon hearing of his latest success.
Pharrell scored an even bigger success.