Paula Patton: Julian Won’t Let Robin Steal the Spotlight

08/06/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Paula Patton Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Lloyd Bishop/NBC

Robin Thicke may be topping the charts with his hit “Blurred Lines,” but the singer has some stiff competition.

According to his wife Paula Patton, the couple’s 3-year-old son Julian Fuego is ready to storm the stage.

“He wants to be just like his dad. I mean, obsessed with it,” theĀ 2 Guns actress, 37, shared during a recent appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

“Robin takes him to sound check and to set. [Julian’s] like, ‘I want to go to set!”

Patton continues, “He said one day, ‘I want to save up my money to buy a stage and I’m going to have some guys.’ He meant the band. He wants a band!”

But while he may be following in his famous father’s footsteps, Julian isn’t about to let the singer steal his spotlight. “It’s funny because he has a love-hate relationship with his dad,” Patton says. “He’s already competitive like an artist. He writes his own songs.”

And when Thicke tries to take the stage to lend his support as a backup singer, Julian steps in. “He’s like, ‘No, no, no, it’s my song, okay? You have your own song. I got my own song,'” Patton jokes. “We’re so proud of him. He only writes choruses, no verses, he’s all choruses.”

During a recent sound check, Julian was finally able to show off his skills, taking the mic and performing with the band in a clip shared by Patton.

“I was really impressed because … the band changed the music and he was like, ‘Okay!’ [He started singing], ‘Take your drop off!'” the proud mom says after the video ends.

“We want to think it’s, ‘Take your drop off,’ but I think he might be saying, ‘Take your top off,’ which really scares me! I’m trying to be a good mom, I promise, but Daddy’s video is not helping.”

— Anya Leon

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Jennifer on

So adorable!

mandy on

How cuteee!! Daddys video wont help at all lmao!

Jen DC on

Awww! I love how in love with each other Robin Thicke & Paula Patton seem to be. Their son is lovely; watch out Dad! The video is so adorable, a little boy stomping and singing around the stage with a mic, making his own music! He totally thinks the band is there for him.

Three generations of musicians – shockingly Grandfather Alan Thicke also wrote music!

Callie on

Why would they let a 3 yr old watch that video?!?!?!?! I don’t care who the parents are, that’s just stupid

Cynthia on

Judgmental much Callie!! You are such a Debbie-downer. Get over yourself, it’s all in good fun. Remember the golden rule, if you have nothing nice to say, keep it to yourself.

Anonymous on

I like the name Julian; I only just realized there’s a Julian Lennon.

I swear Timberlake and Thicke have the exact same nose.

Does Robin always smell like ganja? He says he keeps trying to quit. He should try something more drastic.

Yellow fingernail polish looks really strange–as in, not attractive.

erica2 on

I’m sorry but she seem totally off her rocker in the clip maybe she dipped into Robin’s stash of wacky tabacky…her dress is very ill fitting. She needs to hit the gym and tighten up and why does she looks more tranny everytime she does an appearance I don’t see what the appeal is about her yuck she’s way too masculine to play a leading lady

Lady_M on

She’s no Hollywood stick figure and I like that. Curvy girls can wear body conscious clothing, too! Why all of the judgement? She and her husband are obviously in love and the kid seems happy!