By Maurice Bobb
Paula Patton didn’t rush the stage to embrace Robin Thicke at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 18) night after he debuted, “Get Her Back,” but hopefully she’s somewhere re-evaluating her “deep love” for him after hearing the singer’s emotional ballad to win her back.
Before performing the song he wrote specifically for his estranged wife, Thicke accepted the Billboard award for Top R&B song for the T.I. and Pharrell-assisted “Blurred Lines” and thanked his wife for “her love and support and putting up with me for all these years.”
Later in the live broadcast, as he dove headfirst into his new song, the Canadian-American crooner implored the audience at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to hold their hands aloft in support, hoping to get all the help he could to the convince Patton to give him another chance since their much-publicized split earlier this year.
Backed by a six-piece live band and dressed in a black, python leather jacket and white T-shirt, Thicke made his heartfelt plea to Patton, with lines like, “All I wanna do is make it right” and "I should've kissed you longer/I should've held you stronger.”
The lyrics dripped with the Sex Therapy vocalist's remorse for not showing more appreciation for the love of his life, with the chorus acting as his own call to action, “I gotta go get her, go get her, go get her back.”
Thicke didn’t close the song with an “I love you, Paula,” but the line, “I’ll wait forever for you to love me again” summed up his quest to make things right with the woman he’s loved since they were teenagers.