Did Lenny Kravitz‘s penis want to get away?
This is the question volunteer investigators have been asking as they’ve pored over the footage of Kravitz’s leather pants splitting open onstage in Stockholm, Sweden on August 3. While the footage reveals that Kravitz considers underwear optional, it also reveals he wears some sort of metal ring, the reasons for which are probably best left to the fan-fiction community to decipher. (You’ll have to click through to see the picture. A bit too NSFW for us.)
— Magnus Goethe (@magnusgoethe) August 3, 2015
In response to what social media christened “#penisgate,” Kravitz shared a text from Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler: “Dude… No underwear and pierced… F–k me.. You never showed me that s–t.”
His pain is palatable. Kravitz was performing his opening number, “American Woman,” when he guitar-soloed down into a bow-legged squat that tore open his modesty-pants. He finished the song, then went backstage and changed into yet another pair of leather pants, which he presumably just rips off a rack of hundreds. In 2008, the supposed sex god said he had been celibate for three years because he was saving himself for marriage. He hasn’t confirmed if the ban has been lifted, but when your pants are literally just flying off on their own, it’s probably time to at least go on a date.