After the court awarded Marvin Gaye’s family with USD7.4 million in winning a lawsuit against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’, the Gaye family’s next target seems to be William’s ‘Happy’ from the “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack.
According to Huffington Post, Gaye’s daughter, Nona Gaye alleges that William’s megahit ‘Happy’ has similar elements copied from her father’s 1965 hit, ‘Ain’t that Peculiar’.
“I’m not going to lie. I do think they sound alike,” Gaye’s daughter told Entertainment Tonight during an interview.
Gaye’s ex-wife, Janis Gaye supported Nona, saying that she is able to identify the similarities of both “Ain’t That Peculiar” and ‘Happy’ too.
Fortunately for William, no charges were filed against him and ‘Happy’. That is for now.
The Gaye family said that for the time being, they are not thinking about taking any further legal actions. “We’re not in that space. We’re just in the moment today and we’re satisfied,” Janis added.
“Happy” has now hit over 600 million views on YouTube since it was uploaded back in November 2013.
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