Lenny Kravitz Explains Why He Was Working Out in Tight Leather Pants: 'I Know What I'm Doing'

The 59-year-old addressed his viral TikTok video where he's in the gym lifting weights while wearing leather pants, boots and sunglasses

<p>Jamie McCarthy/Getty; Lenny Kravitz/TikTok</p>

Jamie McCarthy/Getty; Lenny Kravitz/TikTok

Lenny Kravitz is clearing the air regarding his unusual gym outfit.

In an interview with Variety, published April 30, the rock and roll legend, 59, addressed his recent viral TikTok video where he’s getting his workout in while wearing black leather pants.

“I’m always working out in leather pants or jeans and boots and whatever — if I’m not doing cardio,” he told the outlet. “If I’m doing cardio, obviously I’m going to wear sweats because I’m going to be sweating all over the place. But if I’m lifting weights, I don’t sweat so much.”

“So, a lot of times I’m coming from somewhere or I’m going somewhere. And I just don’t care,” he explained. “I’m gonna pop in, I’ve got 45 minutes, we’re gonna hit it and I’m gonna go run to where I’m going. So I don’t do it for effect. I didn’t do that to be like, ‘Oh, let me be just so different and wear leather pants and glasses.’ No, it’s just me walking in off the street.”

Kravitz then defended his exercises from the video, insisting that both he and his personal trainer take his workouts seriously.

“I know what I’m doing. And my trainer knows what he’s doing. And I know my body and what my body does and what it can do and how it feels and it’s all good,” he said. “I trained with elite athletes, I trained with football players, NFL and NBA stars. I trained with MLB stars, wrestlers, boxers. I’ve played with them all. I won’t mention names, but they’re all people you would know. And they’ll tell you I train very seriously.”

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The Grammy winner continued, “It’s funny because I remember once pulling my tour bus up to the gym after getting off a leg of a tour, going to see my trainer Dodd Romero who is the guy in the video who I’ve been working with for 25-plus years, and these big athletes saw me walking in and my trainer said ‘He’s gonna work out with us.’ And they all started laughing. Because I was wearing jeans and a belt and boots and whatever shirt I was wearing, and they were like, ‘We’re gonna work out with this little rock star dude?’ Like they were making fun of me. And I destroyed them. And they didn’t see it coming.”

Kravtiz first posted the viral workout video on April 9. In the clip, he’s lifting large weights while wearing a tank top and black leather pants. He further accessorized by wearing a pair of black shades.

“Thank God for today! Grateful. Never been better. There are no shortcuts so seize your day. It is all possible. Love!” he captioned the TikTok. The caption included a hashtag referring to one of his latest singles, “Human."

Fans later flocked to the comments about the fashion statement.

“Lenny Kravitz worked out in a fishnet top, leather pants and boots now so do I 🖤,” one person wrote while another added, “It’s the leather pants while working out! Lenny you are the ishhhh‼️💯💯💯”

“Only Lenny Kravitz could pull off working out in Leather pants and boots! Love it! 💯,” one follower commented before the musician replied with a red heart emoji.

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