Will.I.Am's $700,000 DeLorean Found In What Sounds Like A Publicity Stunt

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Will.i.am has a new album coming out. At a party for the launch of said album his custom DeLorean he says isn't a DeLorean but really is was stolen. He made it sound like the valet took it but we were able to contradict that story and now we hear he's got his car back.

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The whole thing sounds like a setup to us, especially because West Coast Customs found the car.

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We know from his photos will.i.am went to the party in his IAMAUTO DeLorean prototype. We also know he was very public about showing off the car. Then, for some reason, he skipped the valet and parked it around the corner.

When he came back out the car was "gone." As we've detailed before, the car is really a modified DeLorean put together by West Coast Customs at a price of $700,000 — or so will.i.am claims.

He never called the police. He didn't file a report. He pleaded with people on Twitter to find it and then, all of a sudden, WCC Ryan Friedlinghaus came out and Tweeted that he had it. Here's the exchange:

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So… it took you all how long to figure out how to track the car down even though you had a tracking device on it? The whole thing smells like a viral marketing stunt to us.

Someone want to go over to West Coast Customs and see if they have the car?

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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DISCUSSION

Dear Mr. I.Am,

You am an asshole. A lack of actual responsibilities or needs in your life afford you all the time you need to pretend to know what you are talking about. One cannot use ones own charitable work for publicity as it is no longer charitable. You use your IAMAUTO idea to push publicity for your upcoming album. Let's talk about your music in a minute, back to you using a non-existent charity to fluff up your image. You say IAMAUTO is helping underprivileged and "high risk" youth get job placement and skills, which is awesome except IAMAUTO doesn't fucking exist. It is an idea for a company built on a "prototype" DeLorean that you yourself didn't build (2nd lie) as you said. I have an idea for a company called Give Me Money, it's going to cure AIDs and cancer all while giving investors a 500x return. Where's my fucking 2 page spread in Vanity Fair?

You are the type of person who see's a child sitting on the curb, hungry and alone, and continues walking unless there is a camera nearby. You are a liar and a dick. Make IAMAUTO a reality, use it to help the kids who need it. Don't use your "charitable" works to push shitty pop albums, especially when the charities don't exist yet. You can't buy a Ferrari at 16 because you're going to be a race car driver in 10 years, so why can you claim to be doing charitable work before it happens?

Dude, twitter. Really? Forget the police, lets go to the twittersphere to get the car back? Police work is useless since they cant make up a hashtag to become a trending topic. Linking back to yourself in your own tweets, I see someone has been taking online business seminars. The whole thing reads like a shitty highschool play, with the main characters being morally empty shells who thrive on being in the spotlight.

You sir, know nothing about cars and nothing about subtle advertising. You are a poser and a douchebag. I can see why you chose a DeLorean, you're desperate to go back to a time when your career was still relevant. Black Eyed Peas are not only a shitty food but a shitty music group. Keep pumping out the same 5 songs; you'll make money for sure, but I take solace in knowing that as someone who used to have serious appreciation for the art of music, you are slowly dying inside.

Your music sucks, your car sucks, and you look like a 5 cent knock off of Wyclef.

Fuck yourself,

Brian