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Pharrell says he's 'embarrassed' by Blurred Lines lyrics

The singer says at first he didn't understand why some people saw the lyrics as "rapey".

But he later realised that "there are men who use the same language when taking advantage of a woman".

Blurred Lines was criticised by some who claimed the lyrics referred to non-consensual sex.

It was banned at several universities and an advert featuring the song and models from the video was also banned from daytime TV in 2013.

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $5m in final verdict

The ruling concludes a legal battle that began in 2013, when Marvin Gaye's family claimed Blurred Lines copied Gaye's 1977 hit Got to Give It Up.

Gaye's family initially won the case in 2015, but Thicke and Williams appealed.

A California court upheld the verdict in March this year, and the new amended judgement confirms the settlement.

Thicke, Williams and Williams' publishing company More Water From Nazareth are jointly required to pay Gaye's family damages of $2.8m (£2.2m).

Pharrell Williams, wife Helen Lasichanh welcome triplets

The pair has welcomed three new bundles of joy, according to a representative for Williams.

Williams and Lasichanh, who have been married since 2013, already have a son, Rocket.

"Pharrell, Helen and Rocket Williams have welcomed triplets," Williams' rep tells CNN. "The family is happy and healthy!"

The babies' names have not been announced.

Williams, a former "Voice" coach, is currently on the publicity trail promoting his work on the soundtrack for Oscar nominee "Hidden Figures."

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams appeal against Blurred Lines copyright ruling

In March 2015, a judge initially ordered the pair to pay the Marvin Gaye's family more than $7m (£5.3m) in damages for copyright infringement.

The family was also awarded a 50% interest in royalties from Blurred Lines, the biggest single of 2013.

The pair's lawyers are now seeking to appeal against the ruling.

They say the case should never have gone to trial and that the verdict should be overturned, or a new trial ordered.