Rick James Revealed How Marvin Gaye Set Him Up Over Money
Rick James told a very interesting story in his memoir, Memoirs Of a Super Freak, about the time his then Motown label mate, Marvin Gaye set him up, causing him to catch flack from Berry Gordy. Here’s what he said happened:
“One day at the studio I ran into Marvin Gaye. He asked me, “Rick, have you gotten your bonus?” I said, “What bonus?” He said, “Your bonus for going platinum.”
I began to get pissed. I hadn’t received anything and I certainly felt I deserved it.
The next day I got up early and went to Motown. I was mad. I went into…