Will.i.am unveiled his custom-designed Lexus NX in Paris last night (25.09.14) by putting on a rare DJ set.
Will.i.am unveiled his custom-designed Lexus NX in Paris last night (25.09.14).
The 39-year-old singer hosted a special event at exclusive venue Pavillion Cambon in the French capital, where he turned up on the stage inside the impressive vehicle, a special edition Lexus NX 200t F SPORT, before getting out of the car and putting on a scintillating DJ set for the 600-strong crowd.
Earlier in the evening, will admitted he was conscious about making too many changes to the original motor because he didn't want his version of the car, which features four external cameras enabling panoramic pictures to be captured while driving and then sent to a phone, to be like a ''Frankenstein''-type vehicle.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the event, he said: ''I didn't want to make a Frankenstein, I just wanted to enhance.
''The NX is an amazing design by default so if that's the default then I thought why can't we make it better. Why wasn't it wider?
''I'm pretty sure my design isn't too different from the original design. Because the designer was like, 'Yes, it's sexy, there are striking angles.' ''
The Black Eyed Peas frontman admitted there were certain elements of the black and white car he wanted to alter, such as making it even wider than his final effort, but he wasn't able to due to safety concerns.
He added: ''You have your ideas but then you take it to market and then it changes.
''If we widen it then we have to lower it so can we chop the window? Then they say, 'Well, we can't do that because then we're going to have air bag problems and we've already passed all the safety stuff.'
''But if you want to be disrespectful then you say, 'Who gives a f**k? Let's cut the air bags.' But you can't do that.''
will wowed the crowd with an entertaining DJ set that saw him play several of his own tracks including '#thatPOWER' and a selection of Black Eyed Peas hits such as 'I Gotta Feeling'.
He had the audience chuckling at one stage when he changed some of the words to his and Britney Spears' collaboration 'Scream and Shout', replacing her name with Lexus by shouting ''will.i.am and Lexus, bitch''.
Other features of will's NX include an ultra wide body kit, a custom-built steering wheel and hand embroidered Nappa leather interior with his 'willpower' logo and huge 22-inch alloy wheels.
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