LOS ANGELES — There’s a certain joy that comes with having the #1 record in the country and abroad. In fact, Robin Thicke is so thrilled at the success of his new single, he’s considering a name change.
“I was thinking about changing my name to Blurred Lines at this point,” the singer/songwriter told MTV News on red carpet at the 2013 BET Awards in L.A. on Sunday (June 30).
“Blurred Lines” is currently #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping charts in the U.K., Canada and Australia, just to name a few. The song has gotten so popular that Thicke and his collaborators, T.I. and Pharrell, were called in to perform the record during the live awards show last night.
“We knew it was good, you never know it’s going to be that big, but we’re very grateful about its success,” Thicke told us shortly before his performance.
For his next trick, Robin plans to bring together another two musical heavyweights for “Give It 2 U,” the next single from his July 30 album, also titled Blurred Lines. “The album’s a lot of fun. It’s the most fun music I’ve ever made and we got a great new single coming out after with Kendrick Lamar, that I wrote with will.i.am [and] produced by Dr. Luke,” he revealed.
We’ll have to wait and see if Thicke can match the lighthearted feel of the popular “Blurred Lines” video — one of the highlights being T.I.’s amazing dance moves. While we have no doubt in Kendrick’s rapping abilities, whether he can cut a rug like Tip is another question. “I don’t know if Kendrick can do any Redd Foxx dance moves like T.I. did, but we’ll find out,” Robin joked. “Maybe we’ll just put Kendrick on a raft or something.”