I get off work late last evening, check Facebook and find all kinds of posts and comments about one of my favorite rock stars, Lenny Kravitz having “suffered” a “wardrobe malfunction”. *sigh* Poor choice of words used by those reporting the story. I fail to see what the big deal is over that simple clothing accident which happened in Stockholm, Sweden where the 51 year-old music recording artist, producer and actor was performing. Stranger things have happened by and to many other music stars at public concerts, you know.
So what happened?
Lenny’s tight leather pants split open in the inner thigh/groin area when he squatted during a performance move on stage. When that happened, Lenny’s dick and balls simply obeyed gravity. It’s what happens when a man’s junk isn’t supported by wearing a jock strap or some other genital support item such as underwear briefs or boxers. Yet being the professional that he is and always has been, Lenny kept it moving in completing that music set…right on up to his show break which allowed him to change trousers. Now the public has been made aware (and it has been confirmed for many of Kravitz’s fans who wanted to know) that Lenny Kravitz ‘freeballs’ or likes to go commando – which simply means, the man doesn’t wear underwear – at least not with certain trousers, if at all. To this I say: So what. Lenny Kravitz is no different from hundreds, if not thousands of other men – including me, or from any number of other male performers (like Steven Tyler of the rock band Aerosmith) who sometimes or perhaps all the time, prefer not to wear underwear. I know of nothing which says a male must wear underwear beneath his trousers. In fact, I fully support any dude who knows how – and when to freeball/go commando. Yes reader; there’s an art to a dude freeballing/going commando. It’s a subject I’ve been meaning to blog about for years simply because factually, not every teenage boy or adult male can successfully pull it off at first, second or third try. But I digress.
About that cock ring:
People who watched the uncensored version of the video
clip seemed fascinated over Lenny Kravitz having a cock ring. They should face the fact that jewelry on one’s genitals isn’t a big deal (though it may be to people who are prudes or who have little to no appreciation of body art, like tattoos and body piercings). It isn’t anyone’s fuckin’ business whether Lenny Kravitz – or any other man for that matter, wears or doesn’t wear jewelry on his genitals. First and foremost, Lenny Kravitz is male and is supposed to come equipped with a penis and testicles. Duh! Second, Lenny is an adult individual; one free to adorn his groin area – which would include his penis and/or balls or scrotum sack with jewelry if he wants to do that. No one should give a fuck about it. It’s not as if Lenny’s whole genital package is coming home to any of us to inspect, wash, care for or give pleasure!
I’ll clear up another piece of confusion. Long floating around on the Internet is this [hot] seventeen year-old photo of Lenny Kravitz wearing a cock ring. The photo was taken in 1998 by photographer Mark Seliger. In the photo, one can see that the piercing does not appear to be directly on or along the penis shaft. It’s the same cock ring shown above in Lenny’s concert photo. This is not a Prince Albert or PA genital piercing as I’ve seen a few on Facebook mistakenly say. A Prince Albert (PA), one of the more common (and controversial) male genital piercings, is a ring-style piercing that extends along the underside of the glans of the penis – from the urethral opening to where the glans meets the shaft – more accurately on the head or “helmet” of the penis. Click “Prince Albert genital piercing” for a NSFW photo description. As far as anyone knows (and can see in the circulated uncensored version of the concert video), Lenny’s dick head is not pierced. The cock ring Lenny wears is actually a pubic mound piercing – located right above if not partially on the penis shaft. (See concert photo) It’s a piercing which Lenny Kravitz has had for at least a few decades. It should be noted that Lenny Kravitz – who has many other body piercings, has never shied away from talking about that particular pierced area. Mark Seliger’s 1998 photo of Lenny has been on the web for years. In an interview in 2004, Lenny said: “I’ve never taken it [the cock ring] out”. “It’s a hoop about the size of a quarter. It hits the lady where she likes it and, because it swings, it can be effective in any position.” Now you know.
A final word:
When it comes to celebrities, I don’t understand why some people behave or act as if they’ve never before seen genitals such as a flaccid penis – or in Lenny’s case, a flaccid Black man’s penis. I think back to a similar situation back in February 2004 after Super Bowl XXXVIII (38) aired. During that game’s halftime break, music recording artist Janet Jackson‘s breast, adorned with a nipple shield, was exposed by fellow recording artist Justin Timberlake for about half a second during their on stage duet performance. Shortly after, the incident (often referred to as ‘nipplegate’) and other accidental (?) exposure of one’s private parts, would be forever referred to as a “wardrobe malfunction“. That’s why the term was used all over the media when Lenny’s genital junk was exposed (which some have been calling ‘penisgate‘) – also for about a second or less, in his concert. I think it’s a bit pathetic when people get prudish, offended, disturbed and/or lustfully stupid over and about the dumbest things whenever there’s an exposure of natural human body parts of any person.
Everyone needs to get a mature grip. A celebrity’s genitals, breasts, buttocks or some other hidden human body part is no different – by general human design – from any non-celebrity person. I guess it’ll be several days before social media calms the fuck down and stop sensationalizing this… “story” and related video and photos about Lenny Kravitz’s dick.
Let’s move on.