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Lenny Kravitz Gets WET For The August/September 2011 Issue Of UPTOWN Magazine

Lenny Kravtiz covers UPTOWN Magazine's 2011 Style issue and we have some sizzling behind-the-scenes photos and highlights from the cover story with the rock sex symbol inside....

 

For the August/September issue style issue of UPTOWN Magazine, Lenny Kravitz sat for a candid interview with the magazine and donned some kick-butt fashions as well.

He opened up to the mag about his childhood saying, that he was often teased in school and called "zebra" because of his Jewish father and Black mother.

“I was the kid they knew was different. They knew who my parents were
and would call them Mr. Day and Mrs. Night, or they’d call me zebra.”

He added that when the family moved to L.A. for his mother (Roxie Roker) to do "The Jeffersons", he was enrolled in high school but rarely attended.  His friend and musician Jill Jones said, 

“Lenny would move easily through all the groups. There were black kids who hung together in the cafeteria, the geeks, the Asians, surfers, the rocker kids. He
hung with all of them." 

He also revealed he had a close relationship to Teena Marie.

 “She would cook a lot. It was her and
Penny Johnson, Rick James’ little sister. They looked after me, fed me. She took
me to concerts. She took care of a lot of folks. The big reason why I am here 
[is] because of this sister. She was for real. She was self contained,
a multi-instrumentalist, a writer, producer."

 

 

In this photo he walks the streets of the Meatpacking District in a black oxford shirt, David Ruffin–style glasses, a gray blazer, and a peacoat wearing what he calls “church shoes.”

Friends describe Lenny as down to earth.  “He’s cool with everybody when we walk the streets in New Orleans,” said Trombone Shorty, who appears on Lenny's new album, Black and White America.

One of his fondest memories is seeing the Jackson 5 live. “I remember all the flash bulbs going off. They sang “The Love You Save” and 
I lost my mind. Aretha Franklin sat next to us; she had on this white fur stole
 with the matching fur hat. The music just hit me.”

Lenny recently signed on to play Cinna, the designer from the popular Hunger Games science fiction novels, that have
been made into a film slated for a March 2012 release.

 

He also revealed that he designs furniture and fixtures at Kravitz Design, his own interior design company.

 

Photos via UPTOWN Magazine 

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The only picture that is sexy is the wet one and it's bcuz of his abs...nice
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lenny fine ass is 51, and hotter than the african savannah. and, he's supposed to dress like this - he's a damn rockstar. anytime, mr. kravitz..anyTime..
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Oh my! Just came from the bathroom with my pocket rocket after seeing Lenny! I'm good for the day!!!!
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Oh yeah, that would be sa-weet if it were me, Lenny and a Maxwell sandwich.
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This man will always be FINE

This man will always be FINE and will always be able to get it! Love you Lenny! The best pic is the black & white photo. And whoever said he was 60 - go sit down somewhere he is not looking like those 50 year old guys with bellies with the baseball cap on and pants saggin he is dressed very appropriately for a rock star in his 40s.
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Don't forget when they wear big a$$ chains that seem to lie directly on their pot bellies with grey braids and a doo-rag. YUCK, YUCK, YUCK!!!
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Soooo much swag! He's so sexy and he doesn't have to try. I'm so in love!
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Lenny is as fine as a glass of wine!!! You can get it anytime Lenny!! <3
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Love him so very much

Love him so very much
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i love how he's all badass in

i love how he's all badass in one pic, then in the next pic he's petting the doggies hahahahaha
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I dont see the appeal that others see....but oh ok.
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Fine!!!

Fine!!!
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And I too am wet! damn!

And I too am wet! damn! sheesh! *Pouring ice down my damn pants*
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umm zoe come get ur daddy girl...LOL...well well well i just love the black and white photos mr kravitz....
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