Lenny Kravitz on gigantic scarf that went viral: ‘It was cold’
'It's funny to see, especially on Halloween.'
Lenny Kravitz admits he is amused by all the memes inspired by the infamous giant scarf that he wore to run errands in 2012.
“Okay, the scarf is big, but the internet has made the scarf enormous,” the singer tells GQ in a new interview. “You look at some of those [images] and it’s just like, “Okay guys, the scarf is three times bigger than it really is in this picture, but it was big and it was cold,” he adds.
“It’s funny to see, especially on Halloween. People either do the Lenny Kravitz look—the onstage look — or they do the scarf. And it’s funny, I saw some pictures yesterday of this little kid who did the whole thing perfectly down to the plastic bag coming from the grocery store,” Kravitz continues.
Kravitz explained in a 2018 interview with Jimmy Fallon that the scarf was a gift from a friend, and it came in handy when he needed to shop for groceries in the cold weather.
“I live in the Bahamas, I’m used to hot weather, and I had to go to the store. I was buying some groceries, and I thought I’d put on a little scarf to protect my throat, and that’s the scarf I had,” he told Fallon on his late night show.
When asked if he still owns the giant scarf, Kravitz said, “Oh yeah, absolutely,” he shared with GQ.
The artist details the first 25 years of his life in a new memoir titled “Let Love Rule,” named after his 1989 debut studio album.
In the book, the musician describes his relationship with his mother and five godmothers, noting that “Black feminine energy kept me sane.”
“I recognized their strength: how much love they could give, how supportive they could be, how talented they were and how they were the rock of the family, and their families,” Kravtz says in his GQ interview. “I always felt seen by them, even as a child. I marveled at their God-given talents. These women were just juggling everything,” he explains.
“Not only were they trailblazers in their fields, they were also taking care of their families, their men and their lives. Having those kinds of women around me was really nurturing.”
“Let Love Rule” is available at bookstores now.
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