Robin Thicke had to answer some of the more hard-hitting about his actions since “Blurred Lines” took the world by storm and he was part of that infamous VMAs performance with Miley Cyrus. He didn’t really have much in the way of clear answers, though. Thicke was Oprah Winfrey’s guest on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” and she made sure to ask about the things people were interested in knowing.
A previously released clip already showed Robin putting the blame for the controversial performance, which included quite a bit of twerking, on Miley. He claimed he was simply “twerked upon,” and was too busy focusing on his singing to see what Miley was doing.
He also says it’s not surprising, because Miley was just being herself. “That is exactly who she is, she wasn’t putting on a front,” Thicke explains. He goes on to say Miley first heard “Blurred Lines” while he was working on it in the studio and claims she was twerking to it even then. However, Thicke doesn’t think it’s very controversial anyways. He says during rehearsals the moves came off as playful, adding, “I wasn’t offended by it.” Instead, he thought it was “wacky,” not sexual.
As for that picture showing him grabbing a fan’s rear end after the show, Robin sort of tiptoed around the issue. “There was some trick photography involved there,” he jokes before adding, “It was 3:30 in the morning at an after party and it was a joke that got filmed.”
Robin claims his wife (Paula Patton), who was at the show, wasn’t upset by the photo, explaining, “Let’s just say, everybody had a good time that night.” While that’s a bit vague and only invites more questions, Thicke says with all the media attention he and Patton get now, they’ve had to make some changes.
“We’ve had some fun and wild parties during our illustrious marriage,” Robin says with a laugh, “and now we realize, you know, you can’t even come into the after party without a confidentiality agreement now.” Those must be some parties, if paperwork is involved.
At the end of the day, Thicke says he and his wife are both happy, and that he looks forward to the times he gets to be at home with his kid, just being a family man. If it works for them, there’s not much more you can ask.