Lenny Kravitz is ‘privately horrified,’ and his piercing artist won’t stop talking

Lenny Kravitz

Last week, the internet was consumed with Lenny Kravitz’s leather pants. Rather, people were gawking at what was in the pants after they ripped onstage in Stockholm. Lenny was going commando, and an audience member snapped an extremely NSFW photo at precisely the right moment.

Lenny joked it off in a bro-ish tweet to Steven Tyler, dubbing the incident #penisgate. But sources say Lenny is secretly upset at the websites who posted the photo. NME reports that his legal team has “threatened legal action” to the websites for breaching his “human rights, right-of-publicity and performer’s rights.” The good news, however, is that Lenny does not plan on ever giving up his leather pants:

Lenny Kravitz will NOT 86 leather pants from his tour, despite the biggest wardrobe malfunction in history.

Our sources say, Lenny was privately horrified his penis made a grand entrance during a concert after his tight leather pants exploded.

A lesser man might hang up the leather for a safer pair of trousers, but the 51-year-old is not deterred. We’re told he will continue to wear leather.

Some thought he’d hold a grudge against Saint Laurent, the manufacturer. But Lenny is chalking it up to a bad pair, and will continue to wear the duds during his show.

[From TMZ]

I can’t blame Lenny for being upset. He’s posed for artsy NSFW nude photos on his own terms, but yeah. This incident must have been embarrassing for him. It also doesn’t help matters that his piercing artist is claiming her own 15 minutes right now.

Elayne Angel, the woman who did Lenny’s piercings in the 1990s, spoke with Mashable about how “healthy and very sturdy” the wang piercing still appears. She’s “proud to see it still alive and kicking” and provided photos of herself with Lenny. Then she went into extreme detail about exactly why Lenny’s anatomy made him a good candidate for a wang piercing and how Lenny is “definitely a giver” in the sack. She also gave needless details about Lenny’s healing process, and ugh. Too far, lady.

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

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  1. Lauren II says:

    Lenny has nothing to be embarrassed about. He is a Giver and incredibly sexy.

    • whipmyhair says:

      Sure, but I think this is about choice. Choosing when and how you reveal your body.

      If I was on the beach in a bikini I wouldn’t be embarrassed. But if I was walking down the street and my skirt fell down, I would be humiliated.

      Same amount of skin being exposed: but one was a choice. I totally get why he would feel embarrassed.

  2. Ellecommelejour says:

    People don’t know what discretion and privacy mean anymore! SMH!

    • Gea says:

      Privacy and discretion are gone with the the wind. I understand why he is horrified, he is way too cool, but I mean old school cool.

  3. Mimz says:

    Off course he’s embarrassed, that was not cool, nobody loves when their pants rip, i cant even imagine in front of thousands of people.. and the whole world, in the Digital age.
    Well maybe he will decide to keep wearing his leather pants, but he will probably wear some sort of underwear at least for a while. I mean, it’s safer haahahahah
    Still not really excited about what I saw… I needed a closer look to be able to judge :D

  4. MooHoo says:

    I think this lady really was trying so speak in a professional manner about the procedure and inadvertently probably said too much about Lenny and his case. I feel a bit sorry for her as I don’t believe she meant this intentionally.

    • Ellecommelejour says:

      Yes I haven’t thought about it like that! Good point!

    • polyphonic pickles says:

      I think you’re right that she as a professional piercer was more excited to describe how to have a successful piercing that will last 20 years later. No small feat!

    • Izzy says:

      If she was tring to keep it professional, she would have kept the part about his “giving” performance in the sack to herself. That is a decidedly personal detail.

    • Wren says:

      She seems very enthusiastic about what she does and I think she got carried away. I know I do when I talk about something I’m passionate about. Fortunately that doesn’t involve what other people might consider their private business. I think she was trying to educate people and explain about the piercing, but then veered towards oversharing about a specific client.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      In the jezebel article either she or the author set that the penis rings are also good for stimulating the clitoris during sex.

    • Reeely?? says:

      Oh come on. There is no reason to bleet your own pie hole about a previous lover to the media. That’s just a cheap detail, all of what she said was unnecessary. He’s a human being, FFS, not a sofa she reupholstered.

  5. Tiki says:

    He’s 51 already???? He’s still so hot! He shouldn’t be embarrassed, he’s so beautiful, he’s got nothing to be ashamed of.

  6. merski says:

    That scarf tho! :D

  7. polyphonic pickles says:

    Not gonna lie, but I’m impressed that his piercing is still kicking it around 20 years later. Unfortunate that the piercer didn’t use more discrettion, I wish she would have left it at ‘an ideal candidate for this type of piercing’ instead of describing Lenny specifically.

  8. Yoohoo says:

    I want to do naughty, unspeakable things to that man.

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      Damn I do too. I usually go for nerdy Hobbits but this man just oozes S.E.X.!

      • stinky says:

        well he IS a Hobbit – y’all got that right.
        tres petite.

      • Lori says:

        I think he’s only about 5’7″ , so go for it!

      • Carlo says:

        He’s 5’10″ (I know him). Gosh you guys and these rumors. Hi Len. Hi to Kenny. He’s mega sexy with an insane physique and dongs grow FYI (y’all mustn’t have ever seen a wang before?).

  9. kri says:

    Aw, now I feel bad for gawking at his um…Tumbler.(No I don’t.) As for this piercing artist-a little discretion about your clients is always wise.

  10. Jen43 says:

    Lenny probably isn’t pleased with the piercing lady talking about him. It seems like a breech of client’s privacy. However, HE was the one who split his pants and exposed himself. Really, though, he has nothing to be embarrassed about.

    • Shambles says:

      Agreed on all counts. I would be embarrassed by the piercer, and I think the way she’s talking about it is in poor taste. But he really can’t (and shouldn’t) be embarrassed about penisgate itself. He chose to wear le pants and nothing else, knowing the way he moves when he performs. He had to know there was a rip-risk-factor. And the view we got was nothing, NOTHING, to be ashamed of. Oof.
      As the great philosopher Spongebob SquarePants once said…
      “Now I learned a lesson I won’t soon forget
      Listen and you wont regret
      Be true to yourself don’t miss your chance
      And you won’t end up like the fool who ripped his pants.” ;)

  11. Don’t believe it was an accident–he dresses as thirstier than Michael Jackson

  12. Tig says:

    I can get where he is embarrassed- actually, it’s kind of refreshing to read. Wardrobe malfunctions happen to everyone, so pretty sure he’s moved on. The piercing person- just no. That’s way over the top.

  13. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think he’s very handsome and sexy and I like him, but to him and anyone who exposes their hoo ha, I have a simple solution – underwear. Been around for ages. Works.

  14. Don’t believe it was an accident

  15. Hannah says:

    Sigh. He’s incredibly hot for his age, any age actually. Who is the lucky lady on his arm?

  16. nene says:

    He is 51?!!! If Lenny were to walk up to me in a bar- without me knowing who he is- I’d peg him for mid 30s. The mere thought of getting it on with an older guy grosses me out no matter how hot or rich. But honestly I might make an exception in his case, though not my type body wise;
    his ex-wife Lisa Bonet’s husband Momoa is. Man, it’s quite amazing she had/have both men. #duffs hat.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yes, in my next life I am so coming back as Lisa Bonet. She Who Hogs All The Hotness. Lol

    • platypus says:

      Just what I was thinking. I absolutely can’t believe he’s 51! Not into older men at all, or men who flaunt their vanity, but for Lenny I’d happily make an exception.

  17. bored mom says:

    I’m guessing he went commando because panty lines. And I’m sorry, there is no need for his piercer to say ANYTHING. Not about his being an ideal candidate or anything else. This isn’t about you, discussing it in any fashion cruelly prolongs his embarrassment. STFU. At least now other celebrities know never to use her.

    • FingerBinger says:

      She didn’t say anything that bad. If you read the article she was mostly talking about piercing in general terms.

  18. Coconut says:

    Enough with the scarf photo! It was taken years ago, and there are so many other, awesomer photos of him.

    I don’t think the pants incident was on purpose. His pants have split on stage before…in the back. And it is fairly common knowledge that he is not a habitual underwear wearer. While he does push some boundaries, he has an overall, relatively old-school (as a previous commenter said) sense of decorum and morals, as well as a tightly controlled aesthetic. I just don’t think he would want to put himself on display like that…and have all those silly gifs and memes out there forever.

    The woman in the red carpet photo is Shy’m, French singer.

  19. Regarded says:

    I really hated the double standard about the reaction to this. I know it’s not the same as some nationally broadcast event like the Super Bowl, which millions of families tuned in to see, but it’s still frustrating that Janet Jackson was blacklisted and forced to apologize for a wardrobe malfunction at the hands of someone else, but all anyone can talk about in this instance is Lenny’s dick and how impressive it is.

    • Pinky says:

      Agreed, but also that was a different time, before social media, and on broadcast television that is beholden to FCC standards.
      Lenny did apologize to the audience that was there. But he doesn’t need to apologize to the entire Internet just because it spread like wildfire. Had no one filmed it (likely against concert rules) or taken a photo, we would only know of it through lore.

    • Jen43 says:

      Apples and oranges. Janet’s planned exposure was on a world stage at a televised sporting event watched by kids. Lenny’s wouldn’t have even made the news if it weren’t for somebody capturing it on camera and tweeting it.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      @Regarded: Agreed. As a man, he can come away from this without being shamed. Janet Jackson is a woman, and the exposure of a male celebrity’s body isn’t handled in the same scarlet-lettering way as the exposure of a female celebrity’s body, whether accidental or deliberate. Even when something was not meant to be seen by the public, women will be criticized more harshly and get personal attacks over their bodies being seen by others.

      • Jonathan says:

        It’s not even a similar situation- Janet’s breast tissue and covered nipple were bared and Lenny’s actual genitalia flopped out. But yeah, people bayed for Janet’s blood….it’s worse than a double standard. With Lenny it’s like “oh, poor guy/how hot” but with Janet it’s like “devious wh*re”.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      While I agree with you about the double standard – completely – I also think a factor in the Janet Jackson incident was that people believed she did it on purpose in front of an inappropriate audience. BUT I doubt the difference would have been diminished much if people had thought it was an accident in Janet’s case.

      • Jonathan says:

        I remember a lot of comments along the line of “even if it WAS an accident why wasn’t she wearing a bra?!”

        It’s just weird that a woman’s breast being exposed is automatically interpreted as something sexual- even in benign, functional situations like breastfeeding- whereas a man’s penis can be exposed, his actual genitals, and it’s “not necessarily” sexual at all. Maddening.

        It relies on the (straight) male gaze- straight men are sexually attracted to women’s breasts so any time a woman’s breasts are exposed it’s interpreted that there’s a sexual element and overmore that the woman is responsible for the straight man’s sexual interest, even if the exposure is accidental…to the extent that women are required to wear a bra JUST IN CASE of accidental exposure…but a man can literally flop out his genitals, even on purpose for something like “comedy” (cough Chris Spratt) and its still viewed as harmless or funny or okay. Like I said: maddening.

  20. Shaniam says:

    Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

  21. Bobafelty says:

    I was more disturbed by how much swamp ass he must have from going commando in leather! Yuck.

  22. Nymeria says:

    I know Angel was indiscreet, but I can’t get over how they told Kravitz to use Hibiclens for his new piercing. No wonder the poor guy came back to them in a few days in a panic! Hibiclens is serious stuff. Now they recommend Provon or, if you’re feeling more New Age-y, olive oil or tea tree oil.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      These are the words I understood from your post – indiscreet, panic, olive oil and tea tree oil. Lol I am officially old.

  23. taxi says:

    I saw the original video clip. What astonished me was how long it took Lennie to notice that he was exposed. He bounced up and down so many times, flapping his business, that it simply isn’t possible he didn’t realize the seam had ripped. One would notice when restraining leather tears & one’s parts flap & slap vigorously against his chair. If he were so embarrassed, he’d have stopped the jumping up & down & just sat still. Maybe he planned it for attention?

  24. coco says:

    OMG that woman wants her 5 min and nothing can stop her…