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ICYMI: Over 200 Musicians — Including Jennifer Hudson, R. Kelly, & Weezer — Defend Pharrell Against 'Dangerous' Blurred Lines Verdict!

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Last week, it was reported that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke clapped back hard at that Blurred Lines lawsuit — appealing the verdict that they committed copyright infringement against Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up.

Throughout the drawn out court battle, the singers expressed the sentiment that paying homage to an earlier era and making a song reminiscent of a sound shouldn't fall under copyright infringement.

And it looks like a TON of musicians agree — because 212 artists, composers, and producers have filed a brief with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the bid by Williams, Thicke, and T.I. to overturn the decision.

Related: Ed Sheeran Sued For Stealing From Marvin Gaye!

Musicians from all corners of the industry have banded together to support the appeal, claiming that the Blurred Lines creators deserve victory on grounds that the court's ruling will set a precedent that will "stifle creativity" and "impede the creative process."

Among those who threw their names in the ring are the members of Train, Linkin Park, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Black Crowes, Fall Out Boy, as well as Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Hall & Oates' John Oates, R. Kelly, Hans Zimmer, Jennifer Hudson, Jean Baptiste, Evan Bogart and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse).

The artist's brief, penned by entertainment attorney Ed McPherson, states:

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Robin Thicke, Pharrell, & T.I. Officially Appeal The Blurred Lines Copyright Verdict!

| Filed under: Music MinutePharrellLegal MattersRobin ThickeT.I.

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Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I. are not going to give it up when it comes to that Blurred Lines lawsuit.

Last year, the musicians lost their legal battle against Marvin Gaye's family, who claimed the guys committed copyright infringement with their 2013 hit.

Related: Late Musician's Estate Says Justin Timberlake & Will.i.am Ripped Off A Song!

The late legend's estate won millions of dollars after alleging the songsmiths stole their single from Marvin's Got To Give It Up.

But on Wednesday, the trio officially filed to appeal the verdict! The musicians submitted their opening brief with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

In their legal papers, the performers explained that the verdict, as it stands, could inhibit other artists' creative processes in the future, saying:

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Tameka 'Tiny' Harris Vehemently Denies Marriage Troubles With T.I.

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Tameka "Tiny" Harris is setting the record straight!

In a statement to People Magazine, Tameka's rep slammed reports suggesting she and T.I. are headed towards divorce. In fact, the rep concedes this couldn't be farther from the truth.

Related: T.I.'s Stepdaughter Zonnique Pullins Gets Arrested!

Prior to the official statement, stories about the rapper's alleged cheating surfaced online. The reports went on to describe how Tameka intended to be a single parent to their 4-month-old and six other children.

Debunking the salacious rumors, the couple's rep stated:

"Tiny has read so much about her marriage in the past few weeks that it's time to set the record straight and really educate everyone on the facts. Certain blogs have 'reported' that she's going to be a single mom, she's getting a divorce, she has a new residence and everything in between. On behalf of Mrs. Harris, this is the truth – Tameka and TI are good. They love each other and they have a beautiful family with seven amazing children. For them, it will always be family over everything."

Phew! We're glad there's no truth to the tabloid reports!

Stay strong, you two!

[Image via WENN.]

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Toya Wright's Two Brothers Murdered In New Orleans, According To Reports

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This is so sad.

Toya Wright's two brothers Rudy and Josh were reportedly shot to death in New Orleans over the weekend.

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According to reports from TMZ and others, New Orleans police found two men suffering multiple gun shot wounds in a car very early Sunday morning.

The police have not yet officially identified Rudy and Josh to the public, but Toya has — and a few hours ago, she posted to Instagram with the picture of them (above) and a message of shock and sadness (below):

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T.I.'s Stepdaughter Zonnique Pullins Gets Arrested For Carrying A Concealed Weapon!

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What on earth was Zonnique Pullins thinking?!

Late Thursday evening, T.I.'s step-daughter was arrested at an Atlanta airport for attempting to pass through security with a concealed weapon. The disappointing news comes just about a month after two people were shot at one of her step-dad's concerts.

Related: T.I. & Tiny Welcome Baby #3!

Per court docs via Us Weekly, Z.P. "attempted to go through the TSA checkpoint … while carrying a 380 Ruger semiautomatic pistol." After authorities couldn't locate a permit for the weapon, Ms. Pullins was brought to a local precinct.

Upon arrival at the station, the 20-year-old was promptly arrested and her gun was confiscated. The aspiring singer was then transported to Clayton County Jail and then released on bail.

At this point, T.I. and Zonnique's momma Tameka "Tiny" Harris have kept quiet on the scandal. Considering this has been a horrific month of gun violence, we hope they address Pullins' thoughtless actions.

We'll keep you updated as this case progresses.

[Image via Bauer Griffin Online/Instagram.]

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