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Almost two years ago to the day (March 26th, 2013), "Blurred Lines" — the lead single from Robin Thicke's new album (also called Blurred Lines) — was released. To call that song ubiquitous would be an understatement. Because ubiquitous is naturally hyperbolic. But "Blurred Lines" was literally everywhere. Barbershops, bank lobbies, Bar Mitzvahs. Shit, there was a three-month stretch from April to June of that year where my dick would look at me and say "Hey, Hey, Hey" every time I took a piss. Unless Jesus himself returns and decides to release a cover of "Umbrella", there will never be a song bigger than "Blurred Lines" was in 2013.

He was also married to Paula freakin Patton, which, when you consider his success, is the real-world equivalent to someone winning the lottery, using their winnings to buy another lottery ticket, and winning again.

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Today is March 11th, 2015.

Yesterday, Thicke and Pharrell Williams were ordered to pay the family of Marvin Gaye $7.4 million dollars; a judgement a jury made after deciding that "Blurred Lines" copied Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."

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This comes a few months after his divorce from Paula Patton was made final. Which came several months after their highly-publicized separation. A separation that seemed to be the result of Thicke's highly-publicized philandering. Which being a highly-publicized twerk prop for Miley Cyrus at the 2013 VMAs surely didn't help.

Which all led to Thicke releasing Paula, which sold like 117 copies — 100 of which were surely bought by Thicke himself and FedExed to Patton's doorstep — and holds the distinction of being the worst major-label record ever released. Well, maybe not the worst. But the most embarrassing.

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In less than two years, Thicke went from a man who happened to be the hottest man in R&B, happened to have the hottest song in the world, and happened to be married to the hottest young actress in Hollywood, to "milk was a bad choice."

There have been other sudden falls from grace. Lance Armstrong. Tiger Woods. The one guy in that one DirectTV commercial. But nothing as quick as what happened — and is still happening — with Thicke. It's often joked that people with unexpected and outrageous success brokered some type of deal with the devil. What's happening with Thicke is what happens when you renege.

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Of course, he's still a rich and famous White man, which, all things considered, isn't the worst thing in the world to be. He also has ample time to make a comeback. If the Dipset can do it, anyone can.