MyBrownBaby Fresh: Lenny Kravitz Likes Confident Curvy Girls—And Other Things You Should Know

The adorable Lenny Kravitz has a new album out, called Black and White America. He gives Ebony the 411 about racists, his song, “Boongie Drop” and thick chicks: “‘Boongie’ is a Bahamian word for ass or backside or whatever you wanna call it,” says Kravitz. “On first listen, it sounds like a song about girls shaking their asses, but that’s not actually it. It touches on the Bahamaian culture. The beauty that made me write the song is that these women are primarily full-figured women who understand and acknowledge their beauty. They are supercolorful, wear supershort skirts, their hair is beautiful. They’re walking in this sense of pride. I love that.” (Ebony)

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Happy reading—and have a fantastic weekend!

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Denene Millner

Mom. NY Times bestselling author. Pop culture ninja. Unapologetic lover of shoes, bacon and babies. Nice with the verbs. Founder of the top black parenting website, MyBrownBaby.

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