Despite reports, Marvin Gaye III, the son of the late R&B legend Marvin Gaye, does not blame singer Robin Thicke for his ailing health but that’s all the beans he is willing to spill on the “Blurred Lines” drama.
Gaye joined the Tom Joyner Morning Show to discuss his failing health and his family’s lawsuit against Robin Thicke but he declined to answer any questions about it, he explained to Joyner, “I’m sorry I can’t discuss that with you at this particular point.”
The radio legend attempted again, asking Gaye about Stevie Wonder‘s perspective on the Gaye lawsuit, again he responded, “I can’t discuss anything to do with Robin Thicke right now.”
However, when asked about the rumor that he blames Thicke for his health, Gaye denied the story, “No, [Robin Thicke] is not the cause of my kidney problem…I’ve had Diabetes for over twenty years.”
The reported 35-year-old has been receiving dialysis for renal failure for the past three years and is in need of a kidney transplant.
Gaye who suffers with Type 2 Diabetes and hypertension said he was sharing his condition publicly to inform people about the challenges blacks and Hispanics face in finding healthy organ donors, he explained, “the medical community doesn’t like to transplant from a relative because chances are very high that, that relative will.. need that kidney”; which has left Gaye searching for a donor outside of his family.
The TJMS crew could not get much out of Gaye about Robin Thicke, but when Joyner asked about former “X-Factor” contestants Roxxy Montana being his father’s granddaughters, he quickly shut down the rumor, saying, “No, absolutely not.”
Adding, “That [the rumor] didn’t even come from them”, alluding that somebody in the ‘X-Factor’ organization put it out as a publicity stunt.
What do you think about the Gaye family drama? Does Robin Thicke owe them anything over “Blurred Lines”?