Lenny Kravitz has something to get off his chest. As fans of the superstar know, a meme of Lenny wearing a gigantic scarf while on the streets of New York City immortalized him and brought joy to fans of all-things-meme.
When the star sat down with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show recently, Kravitz opened up about why he chose to wear that scarf and his mindset for wearing it.
“I cannot escape this,” Kravitz remarked, adding that he lives in the Bahamas, so when he had to pick up groceries while in The Big Apple, he had no choice but to wear that scarf because it’s the only one he had.
“I thought I’d put on a little scarf to protect my throat.” Jimmy joked that it wasn’t merely a scarf, it was a huge blanket. Check out the video below to see Lenny describe the story in detail:
When paparazzi caught Lenny wearing the accessory, it became a massive internet meme, and now, he just can’t get away from it. Lenny said the real problem, however, is that the scarf is continuing to get “bigger and bigger,” insinuating that some people may have photo-shopped the image.
In a prior interview, Lenny said that he’s no longer into the fashion industry as he once was. Now that he lives in the Bahamas, his lifestyle is far more frugal and modest, adding that he washes his clothes on a rock with a hose.
While one might think that people would make fun of him forever for his fashion choice, most people in the comment section are on his side.
One person wrote in the comments: “Lenny has always been the coolest guy around. He’s the modern day Jimi Hendrix.” Another person added, “I honestly love that scarf and I think he looks great. Y’all need to chill.”