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Lenny Kravitz Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in Tribute

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Prince Jean

Mar 14, 2024


Lenny Kravitz Awarded Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo provided by WAVE

Lenny Kravitz was celebrated with the prestigious honor of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a ceremony that saw him flanked by his daughter Zoë Kravitz and esteemed friend, Denzel Washington. At 59, the iconic musician reflected on his journey to stardom, crediting his initial Hollywood connections to Norman Lear, who cast his mother, Roxie Roker, in the acclaimed TV show "The Jeffersons." Kravitz recounted his early days in Los Angeles, where he ventured at 15, embracing the city's vibrancy that he felt mirrored the dynamism of New York.

During the ceremony, Kravitz shared his awe at the full-circle moment, having once roamed the very streets of Hollywood Boulevard that now bear his name alongside those of his idols. The acknowledgment on such an iconic avenue highlights not just his musical legacy but also his unique path in the industry, marked by a steadfast commitment to his artistic vision despite industry pressures.

Denzel Washington, in his tribute to Kravitz, underscored their deep bond, referring to Kravitz as a brother and a cherished friend. The event was further illuminated by the presence of Marla Gibbs of "The Jeffersons" and Zoë Kravitz's fiancé, Channing Tatum, underscoring Kravitz's enduring relationships in the industry.

Kravitz's narrative is also deeply intertwined with his African heritage, an element that has influenced his music and personal ethos. This connection enriches his career narrative, adding layers to his musical journey and creative inspirations.

This honor on the Hollywood Walk of Fame not only commemorates Kravitz's artistic achievements but also celebrates his resilience and unwavering dedication to authenticity in the music industry. Kravitz's star serves as a testament to his enduring impact on music and culture, both in Hollywood and beyond, including his profound connection to his African roots.

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