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Robin Thicke: 'I told my wife the truth and that's why she left'

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Robin Thicke

is coming clean – about his contribution to

Blurred Lines

, his struggle with addiction, and the breakdown of his marriage to Paula Patton. Robin has recently been involved in a plagiarism lawsuit, and in transcripts recorded from an April deposition, the singer revealed that he "

didn't do a sober interview

" while promoting the hit single with

Pharrell Williams

. "

I was high and drunk every time I did an interview last year

," he stated.

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Robin Thicke has revealed his struggle with drug and alcohol addiction

He also admitted he

lied when he claimed to have co-written the track

, insisting that Pharrell "geniused the whole (song)". "

The record would have happened with me or without me

," Robin says in documents obtained by the

Hollywood Reporter

. "None of it was my idea… I was drunk… (and) I'd say 75 per cent of it was already done when I walked in." Robin later touched on his

very public split from Paula

, amid rumours of his infidelity.

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Robin Thicke and his estranged wife Paula Patton

Asked by a lawyer whether he "picks and chooses when to tell the truth", he replied, "

Absolutely not. I told my wife the truth. That's why she left me.

" The testimony was taken from deposition Robin and Pharrell made as part of an

ongoing legal dispute

with the family of Marvin Gaye over whether

Blurred Lines

lifted beats and rhythms from Marvin's 1977 track

Got To Give It Up.

Robin testified that he had nothing to do with writing the song, claiming that he

lied in multiple interviews out of career jealousy


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Robin Thicke has admitted that it was Pharrell Williams who 'genuised' Blurred Lines

"After making six albums that I wrote and produced myself, the biggest hit of my career was written and produced by somebody else, and I was jealous and wanted some of the credit," he stated. The publishing royalties he receives for the track – around 20 per cent – is down to Pharrell's "generosity". "

(I get) a larger percentage of publishing than I deserve

," he said.

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