It was the biggest selling single of 2013, and a year on, we’re still talking about Blurred Lines.

Despite its success the song, which featured Pharrell and Robin Thicke drew a lot of criticism too, notably about the lyrics.

And now after Thicke admitted he tried to take more credit for the track than he should have done, his former partner has defended him.

Speaking to UK’s The Independent Newspaper, Pharrell said Thicke “inspired” him.

Legal documents leaked to Hollywood Report apparently said Robin Thicke admitted he was “high on Vicodin and Alcohol” when he was at the studio, and that Blurred Lines “would have happened with or without me”.

Now Pharrell has reacted to his confession, saying: “Here’s a guy who is incredibly talented, with a masterful voice.

“The success hit him very fast. But I think he’s going to be fine.” He adds.

There’s an ongoing legal battle between the pair and the family of the singer Marvin Gaye, who claim they copied parts of the song Got to Give it Up, to use in Blurred Lines.

But Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and rapper TI argue there are no similarities “other than commonplace musical elements”.

It’s been a tough few months for Thicke too, earlier this month we reported that Thicke’s wife Paula Patton was filing for divorce. And the Album he named after her only sold 24,000 copies in the US.

So at least it seems Pharrell has no hard feelings over Robin trying to take credit for the number one hit, saying: “What am I without the inspiration that he gave me from just being who he was?”