Hip-hop icon PHARRELL WILLIAMS took advice from a European royal before deciding which Rolls Royce model to buy.

The CAN I HAVE IT LIKE THAT hitmaker dreamed of having a luxury British-made car ever since he saw pictures of his hero JOHN LENNON driving a Silver Shadow - but he wanted to make sure he was getting the right one.

He explains, "I asked a girl from a royal background that I was hanging out with, 'What's a regal and rich colour?' She said, 'Red.' I almost did blue leather (inside), which was super tacky - like, terrible. I was thinking blue blood, but red blood is what the world knows."