"Blurred Lines" Singer Robin Thicke Has An, Uh, Interesting Past

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You might know that he's Alan Thicke's son. You might also know his new album Blurred Lines is pretty sexist, but Robin Thicke is a man of mystery in many ways, so here are some fun facts, to get you more familiar with the man, the myth, the legend.



Things You Never Knew About Robin Thicke

You might know that he's Alan Thicke's son. You might also know his new album Blurred Lines is pretty sexist, but Robin Thicke is a man of mystery in many ways, so here are some fun facts, to get you more familiar with the man, the myth, the legend.



He Looked Like This

There are no words. Introducing: Robin Thicke as Fabio.

At One Point He Was Just Called 'Thicke'

Yup. He even put out an entire album under that name. It was called A Beautiful World and he was, of course, rocking those luscious locks at the time. Which, in hindsight, makes the Robin Thicke we know and sort of hate for his misogyny seem infinitely less sleazy than when he started.


He Self-Produced His First 3 Albums

Impressively, Robin Thicke's 4th album Sex Therapy was the first to be outside produced, showing he is more than a pretty voice and face. Interesting fact: Nicki Minaj made a suuuper weird appearance on Sex Therapy, rapping on the song "Shakin' It For Daddy." OK, so maybe this whole "Robin Thicke is suddenly a sexist" problem isn't fair ... because he was always one.




He Genuinely Thinks '"Blurred Lines" Is A 'Feminist Movement All In Itself'

Um OK, Sleazy McSleazepants, one line in an entire song of sexist imagery does NOT a feminist movement make. Citing that great art is needed to stir conversation as the excuse for why we're all talking about his first single, Thicke shows that he genuinely has no understanding of what feminism actually is. Well ... good think he's pretty, right?


His Son's Middle Name is Fuego. No Really Though.

Oh Robin, the more we learn, the more it becomes unavoidably obvious that you are every bit as pervy and creepy as all of your singles, even if you're married. Who names their kid Julian Fuego Thicke? I mean, Julian Thicke is an absolutely lovely name, but throw in the spanish word for fire in the middle and all of a sudden it gets really porn star-y. No 3-year-old should have to deal with that. 

He Opened for Queen Bey

This was probably the highlight of his career (in my humble, Beyonce-worshipping opinion). Robin was the opening act for Bey's 2006 tour, The Beyonce Experience, which probably worked wonders for him, doing his sexy little moves in front of a frenzied and screaming audience comprised entirely of women and gay men, who probably couldn't understand what he was saying anyway. In other news though, this means he probably got to meet Beyonce. Which makes me jealous.