Pharrell Williams told a Los Angeles jury Wednesday he was trying to evoke the feel of Marvin Gaye’s music but didn’t copy the late singer’s work when he crafted the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.”

Williams said he grew up listening to Gaye’s music and was familiar with his song “Got to Give It Up” — but didn’t use it as a basis for “Blurred Lines,” which was a hit for him and collaborators Robin Thicke and T.I.

Gaye was “one of the ones we look up to,” Williams said. “This is the last place I want to be.”

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