In a recent interview with Billboard Magazine, Thicke claims that Vibe told him that they wouldn’t put a “White artist” on the cover of their magazine. What is it like trying to break the color line from the other side? Robin Thicke: When I did a recent interview with Vibe magazine I asked, “Why can’t I get the cover? This is a magazine I love. If there’s one magazine that I’d want to be on the cover of, it’s Vibe.” Their response was they don’t have white artists on the cover; that the only white artist they’ve had on the cover was Eminem. I guess if that’s what it is, it is what it is. And I respect that because I live in a house with a black woman. I won’t use the word “racism.” I will say it’s a tough — but rewarding — fight … You can’t always expect people to be as color-blind or open-minded as you want.