Is Robin Thicke's 'Back Together' So Good It Could Help Erase His Embarrassing Year?
By Sophie Schillaci
Robin Thicke is well on his way to being "Back Together."
The R&B crooner has unveiled a new video for his latest single, featuring a scantily-clad Nicki Minaj (who slays, as usual) and a bevy of bikini-ed beauties. It's no "Blurred Lines," but we think that's probably for the best.
"Back Together" is generating big buzz for the formerly troubled star, who just last summer released the critical and commercial flop Paula -- an ode to his ex-wife, Paula Patton. Now, the Los Angeles Times is speculating that "Back Together" might just be "one of the best [singles] of the year."
In an appearance on Good Morning America on Wednesday, Thicke made it abundantly clear that his new track is not about his famous ex.
"I just heard this idea of getting back together and getting yourself back together and, you know, what I was going through at the time I really related to that and connected with it," he said. "It's more about the theme of getting yourself back together with love and partnership."
Thicke also made clear that he did not pen the track, so he couldn't "take credit for the meaning."
The 38-year-old seems to be taking extra care with his interviews these days, after losing a high-profile legal battle with the family of Marvin Gaye over his 2013 breakout hit. In a bombshell deposition made public last year, Thicke admitted to being "high on Vicodin and alcohol" when he showed up to record "Blurred Lines" and said that he "didn't do a sober interview" for the entire year that he was promoting his album of the same name.
"I don't recall many things that I said," he revealed. "In fact, I was quite surprised when I read them back sometimes."
Minaj took to her Twitter account on Thursday to promote the "Back Together" video, describing Thicke as "a lot of fun" and "very playful" in the studio.