Hot Tracks | Robin Thicke
LISA ROBINSON: Miley Cyrus practically molested you last night at the V.M.A.’s—all that twerking and whatnot.
ROBIN THICKE: I spent my whole career playing it safe, being a gentleman, never doing anything controversial. I didn’t see [the V.M.A. performance] because I was onstage singing my ass off. They told me [beforehand] that Miley’s going to take her clothes off and dance around and she might bend over… I just said, I don’t care, let’s entertain the people. Let’s give them something they’re not ready for, let’s make them talk.
L.R.: You’ve been married to actress Paula Patton for eight years; now you’re in tabloids with rumors about cheating. Has the success of “Blurred Lines” affected your personal life?
R.T.: There is nothing normal about a musician’s lifestyle; I don’t have a nine-to-five job at the post office. Seventy-five percent of my songs are about how much I love my wife and how much I need her. We’ve been married for eight years, and together since we were 16. We’re very lucky to have the greatest friendship; we’re John and Yoko—whatever that is—that’s who she is to me. I’ve always put her before everything and will continue to. But, yeah, be careful what you wish for.
Read the full interview here.
Photo by Terry Richardson.