Robin Thicke’s Latest Video Attempts to “Get Her Back” Through Ritualized Stalking

LOS ANGELES—Robin Thicke has released a new video today that follows him as he attempts to win back his estranged wife, Paula Patton. While Thicke characterizes his actions as a “series of romantic gestures,” the untitled video features questionable actions such as hiring a private detective to follow Patton’s every move, hiding in the bushes outside of her house, and installing secret cameras in Patton’s bedroom.

Patton has yet to release a statement on the video, and it is unclear whether the video is documentary or fictional.

The video is part of the build-up to Thicke’s new album, simply titled “Paula” after his estranged wife. Patton recently left Thicke after a series of viral photos revealed Thicke to be a serial cheater and womanizer.

It would appear that Thicke is hoping that the new album will “Get Her Back,” as suggested by the title of the first single from the album. The video for “Get Her Back” has been met with controversy, with Elizabeth Plank writing, “The video normalizes stalking and disturbingly obsessive behavior.” The video features pop-up text messages, supposedly between Thicke and Patton, one of which states: “I wrote a whole album about you.” Paula’s supposed response? “I don’t care.”

“I gotta impress [Paula] somehow,” Thicke recently told Steve Harvey on his morning radio show. Though the video for “Get Her Back” shows Patton as being uninterested in getting back together, it ends with Thicke sending a message reading, “This is just the beginning.”

In the new video, Thicke tells the camera, “Paula is my life. If I can’t have her, no one can.” It then immediately cuts to Thicke watching the live feed from the hidden camera in Patton’s bedroom.