At the 2014 BET Awards, Robin Thicke performed an emotional ballad — ‘Forever Love’ — in an attempt to, you guessed it, win back estranged wife Paula Patton.
Robin Thicke, 37, debuted “Forever Love” off of his upcoming album Paula to the crowd at the BET Awards on June 29, and it was pretty emotional. As you might have guessed, Robin sang the song in tribute to his estranged wife, Paula Patton.
Robin Thicke’s BET Awards Performance: Debuts ‘Forever Love’
“Good evening, my name is Robin Thicke,” Robin told the crowd. “I’d like to dedicate this song to my wife, and say, ‘I miss you, and I’m sorry.’ This is called ‘Forever Love.'”
“Forever Love” is a soft, emotional piano ballad, which had Robin up on that Nokia Theater stage solo, with a little manufactured smoke wafting around him for dramatic effect. It’s difficult to feel bad for the guy at this point, as he’s not really given Paula a chance to consider his various proposals; he’s made his position pretty clear and he just needs to chiiill.
“I know that you and I have tried so very hard to find a different result,” he sings, and, “Any time you need a friend, baby, I will be the one that you want,” which seems doubtful.
“If you ever doubt it now, baby, I will be there picking you up. You can lean on me any time, baby, for anything you want and need. Yeah, see, I don’t need any reason, memory, or a season. Every day I will believe that you and I are meant to be,” he sings. “You’re my forever love.”
At the end of the performance, an old picture of Robin and Paula flashed on the big screen behind Robin and his piano, with “PAULA” written in huge letters above. Yikes.
Host Chris Rock summed it up best, following Robin’s performance: “He’s singing like she don’t know him. I miss the other song, [“Blurred Lines”], the one that sounded like Marvin Gaye.” Bless.
Robin Thicke Needs To Chill Out On The Public Declarations; Paula Patton Is Not Into It
Robin and Paula split in Feb. 2014 after 9 years of marriage, and a 22-year relationship. While their joint statement claimed that their split was mutual, Robin was not shy in telling the world not long after that it certainly wasn’t — that he wanted her back.
Ever since their separation, Paula has been seemingly unmoved by his various public declarations, and many have criticized Robin for placing undue pressure on his estranged wife. After all, it seems like Robin ignores “Blurred Lines” as well as clear, solid ones. Furthermore, it’s getting a little creepy — in his video for “Get Her Back,” he can be seen bleeding and crying as a Paula lookalike strokes and caresses him.
No pressure, Paula! Robin seems pretty keen to give you all the space you need to decide. Or, rather, he seems like he really respects the decision you’ve already made.
WATCH Robin Thicke Perform “Forever Love” At The BET Awards On June 29:
So, HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Robin’s performance at the BET Awards? Do you agree with this humble writer that, like, it’s enough already? Let us know.
— Amanda Michelle Steiner