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Robin Thicke defends 'Blurred Lines' over "ridiculous" criticism

Robin Thicke has spoken out in defence of his hit track 'Blurred Lines'.

The song, which spent four consecutive weeks at the top of the UK singles chart, has come under fire for "glamourising violence against women".

Its video meanwhile has an unrated version on VEVO which sees three women walk around topless.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, Thicke reiterated that he isn't trying to be "sleazy" and exemplified his respect for women through his lengthy marriage to wife Paula Patton. He said:

"I don't want to be sleazy, I'm a gentleman, I've been in love with the same woman since I've been a teenager. I don't want to do anything inappropriate."

Speaking about the lyrics to the song - which includes the line 'Shake the vibe, get down, get up/Do it like it hurt, like it hurt' - the singer added: "For me it's about blurring the lines between men and women and how much we're the same. And the other side which is the blurred lines between a good girl and a bad girl, and even very good girls all have little bad sides to them."





Watch the edited video for 'Blurred Lines' below: