John Legend on race, Popular, Sam Smith, 'Blurred Lines'

March 22, 2015 6:07 AM

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) &mdash John Legend says he's concerned that the "Blurred Lines" verdict could set a scary precedent for artists developing music inspired by others.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Connected Press, the Grammy winner stated understands why people today say 2013's greatest hit song by Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke sounds like "Got to Give It Up," Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit, adding: "I mentioned that when I initially heard it, also."

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