She’s not only my muse, but my creative mirror.
Robin Thicke Quotes
My music has always been woman friendly, and if my wife didn’t like it, I wouldn’t consider putting it out. But you know what my wife wants to do right now? She wants to feel young.
If people want to have a conversation about ‘Is it sexist or is the video sexist or misogynistic?,’ then that’s fine. We can have a conversation. But once you throw the word ‘rapey’ in, that’s not fair. There is absolutely no bone in my body, or Pharrell’s, that would ever write a song with that type of idea in it.
After the video got banned on YouTube, my wife tweeted, "Violence is ugly. Nudity is beautiful. And the 'Blurred Lines' video makes me wanna..." You know. And that's the truth. Right now, with terrorism and poverty and Wall Street and Social Security having problems, nudity should not be the issue.
We tried to do everything that was taboo. Bestiality, drug injections, and everything that is completely derogatory towards women. Because all three of us are happily married with children, we were like, "We're the perfect guys to make fun of this." People say, "Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?" I'm like, "Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I've never gotten to do that before. I've always respected women." So we just wanted to turn it over on its head and make people go, "Women and their bodies are beautiful. Men are always gonna want to follow them around."
I'm directing a short film I wrote called Mercy. About a year ago, I saw this story in the news about a man who shot and killed his wife after 40 years of marriage. Afterwards, he called the police and said, "The gun will be on the television and I'll be waiting for you on the porch." The couple was getting evicted that day and had lost all their money to his wife's cancer, and they were suffering terribly. That's why I called it Mercy—it was a mercy killing.
The funny thing is, I think of myself as always being a party guy, always wanting to spread love and good energy and yet I’ve always tried to make very serious music. So this time I just threw all of that out the window and tried to make a very fun album.
Not expecting, not planning. We are protecting ourselves from it. I think because of our schedules and because of the amount of love, we are both big love bugs. We have big hearts so we give the kid so much. I don't know how we could split that into another kid. Maybe in five years, but right now it seems like momma, and dada, and baby is plenty right now.
I’m sure they’ll naturally end up hanging out. I mean, I was born in Hollywood so I have a lot of Hollywood friends. One of my most famous actor friends was talking about babies and said, ‘I gotta get one for the house.’ It was pretty funny, it was a good line. I think it’s natural, with who our friends are ,when they have children we’ll end up hanging out together. And Jay and Beyoncé are probably my most favorite couple in the whole world.
If you've been dealing with it for twenty years, sooner or later you wouldn’t let it bother you anymore. We’re not worried about the interracial stuff because that's just other people having to deal with their own issues about how they see the world and how they've been treated. If you got a problem with any other race, then some of those races haven’t treated you right. I’ve learned that with us, we try to focus on taking care of our baby, taking care of each other, and trying to change the negativity in the world one day at a time instead of trying to change it all at once.
My wife [Paula]! She reminds me of Whitney Houston. And when she was first starting, she was going out on auditions, they were like ‘ you know you remind me of that Halle Berry meets Whitney Houston.’ She got that a lot when she first started. So she’s been getting a lot of Twitter’s and Google’s about her playing Whitney Houston. But I think it’s way too soon. I think anybody that tries to do Whitney within the next year or two is a big mistake.
It’s her [Paula] intelligence and her strength. I’ve never met a stronger person who stands by their will and their moral values. She is such an amazing human being. Ever since I met her and we were 16 years old and she was the president of the Black student union and I was just a silly White boy who didn’t understand or have compassion.
I like to try to get her into double-digit orgasms as much as possible. It doesn’t happen all the time, but when I’ve got my mojo and my swag, it happens. Every few months it’s just like bam -- repeated. Repeated! I like her to just be going crazy in the bedroom.
What I realize about the difference between me and my peers -- you know, Chris Brown and Drizzy Drake and all my musical peers -- is that they haven’t been with the same woman for 18 years and I’ve been with a Black woman for 18 years. I’ve never dated a White woman. Don’t want to. I’ve never been on a date with a White woman.
We have to do anything we can to get him in the White House. I hope he gets elected, because if he doesn't there is going to be tons of people marching the streets in protest.
It's a release from all the pains and from the gas prices. It would nice to be able to get away from it. I feel that hope, love, and righteousness can be used as the true undercurrent. I've been spending a lot of time [thinking about] the bigger problems and bigger issues than me and my music. My music is a reflection of the anti-recession, and even though I have acknowledged some of these issues, I want to deal with issues such as love and making the night a little bit sweeter.
I think with Barack Obama running for president we’re learning very quickly that race is still at the forefront of people’s minds. Nowadays, just because they changed the laws doesn’t mean they changed the whispers. Nowadays, racism is in the whispering and it’s in the connotations.
When I was young my mum listened to soul singers like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. My dad listened to rockers like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger, while I was listening to rappers like NWA and Kurtis Blow. And, somewhere between all of that, emerged Robin Thicke and his music! So, to sum it all up, I guess I’d say I’m a soul singer who loves the freedom of rock & roll, but is inspired by and lives in the hip hop generation.
I appreciate now all the things I achieved at that time as being stepping stones to where I am today. You know, it was nice to be able to have money in my pocket, to be making music and move out of the house at 17, and become a professional very early. But then, having said that, it also brought with it a lot responsibility.
I don’t know why, but I guess that music just connected with me. You know, people don’t always know why they connect with things. Like some people wanna be a fireman when they’re young. And for some reason hip hop, gospel, R&B and soul music just always felt like home to me.
It was a plus and a minus. The plus was that they were accomplished. So it made me realize it was possible to achieve in those fields. You get to see how inspiring and how joyful it can be to do something you love to do, to get the accolades thrown at you, and to have people caring about your work. The other side was that they were so busy that I did end up spending a lot of time by myself, playing basketball with my imaginary friend. You know, celebrity life can be very self-centered. Plus you also know that, if you wanna go on to be successful yourself, you got big shoes to fill! So you gotta work your butt off!
Michael Jackson was always about pushing forward, trying to understand the world, and trying to HEAL the world. Michael was an idealist, and I think that’s what I share with him - the hope that everything’s possible, and that everything’s gonna be OK in the world.
There’s so many meanings behind that title. Number one, it reflects what we’re going through as a nation here in America. I just felt, with Barack Obama and the new energy he’s bringing, that it is time for some fresh hope and new attitudes. Then, in terms of me as an artist, because I’ve been singing all these songs about self-reflection - like ‘2 The Sky’ and ‘Angels’ - I just thought it was time for me to start singing about something else!