The Root

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were ordered Tuesday to cough up nearly $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye’s children after a judge found that the duo copied Marvin Gaye’s music to create their 2013 hit single “Blurred Lines,” the Associated Press reports.

“Right now, I feel free,” said Nona Gaye, Martin Gaye’s daughter. According to the AP, she wept as the verdict was being read.

Gaye went on to describe how she felt free from “Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s chains and what they tried to keep on us and the lies that were told,” she explained.  read more…