Robin Thicke went through a hard time following his split from Paula Patton and soon after he went on a ‘get her back’ tour (which came off a little desperate), but the R&B crooner now says all those gestures did get embarrassing! He tells the NYTimes that after last year’s BET Awards (and a dedication to his ex) he came home to get some input from a friend he didn’t expect to hear.
“And I came home, and my best friend of 20 years, Craig Crawford, said, “I saw your BET performance.” And I said: ‘Oh yeah! What did you think?’ You know — excited. And he goes: ‘I gotta be honest with you, buddy. You’re kind of playing yourself. You look like a sucker.’ And it hit me that I’d lost my perspective. What I thought was romantic was just embarrassing. And he said, ‘You should just go away for a while.’ So I shut everything down. I took some time off to be with my son, and to be with my family and close friends. And the more time I took off, the more everything became clear.”
He continued, “Look, my songwriting has always been autobiographical, and always will be. The ‘Paula’ album was no different. I was struggling through my toughest time, and I decided to share it. And I remember my team and my record company didn’t want me to put it out, but they stuck by me. In hindsight, the only thing I would have done differently was, I wouldn’t have promoted it or sold it. I would have given it away. That would have kept the purity of the message intact.”
We all knew he looked a little desperate, but sometimes people need to learn from their own mistakes.
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