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Lenny Kravitz Accidently Flashes Himself Via Wardrobe Malfunction

Lenny Kravitz had a major falling out with his audience during a show in Stockholm, Sweden on Monday. But there was no disagreement or quarrel. Rather, the rock legend inadvertently tore the crotch of his leather pants while performing, exposing his nether member to the crowd. Like a true professional, he took command of his commando situation, standing up from the blameworthy squat and continuing to perform. That didn’t stop the gags once the video went viral on Twitter, spawning the hashtag #penisgate. PETA even chimed in, offering: “Another reason NOT to wear leather! We’ll be sending Lenny Kravitz some extra sturdy #vegan leather pants.” Lenny finally responded last night by sharing a text from Steven Tyler.

Read it at USA Today.

Idris Elba Is First Man to Appear Solo on Maxim Magazine’s U.S. Edition

Casual fans and regular Maxim readers may notice something a bit… different about the magazine’s upcoming September 2015 cover. In place of the regular display of T&A is Idris Elba, the first man (and possibly the first African-American) to appear solo on the U.S. edition of the mag.

“There was no one else in the world more badass than Idris,” editor-in-chief Kate Lanphear told Racked, citing his acting and DJ careers, Superdry capsule clothing line, and breaking of a UK driving speed record “He was really the perfect embodiment of what I think the new Maxim man is. He’s multidimensional, he’s complex, he’s sophisticated, but he’s down to earth… He’s sort of a living, breathing superhero.” The 42-year-old actor sports a black leopard print trench coat on the cover, his arm draped over the wooden chair on which he’s seated. While it’s not quite a break as the first Black James Bond, kudos to The Wire alum for continuing to break barriers.

Read it at The Root.

Pharrell Expected to Face Protests During South African Tour

Some South Africans will not be happy to see Pharrell when he tours the country next month. The reason: The musical genius has a partnership with Woolworth’s, a major retailer in the nation that also has trade ties with Israel. The 42-year-old artist is acting as style director for the Woolworth’s “Are You With Us” campaign, overseeing a fashion line and educational fundraising.

The South African branch of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) is opposed to Israeli occupation of Palestine, and therefore against Skateboard P as well. While efforts are being made by the city of Cape Town to prevent protests, one BDS rep anticipates demonstrations. “He is about to face the biggest backlash any artist has faced in South Africa in over 30 years, since the days of apartheid,” said Braam Hanekom, a BDS board member. “He is walking into a very angry, unhappy environment because he has chosen to walk with Woolworth’s.” Let’s just hope the protests remain peaceful.

Read it at Rolling Stone. 

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