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Lenny Kravitz Talks about Healing from His past Experiences in New Memoir Titled 'Let Love Rule'

Olowokandi Fiyin
Oct 14, 2020
12:00 P.M.
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Singer Lenny Kravitz opened up about the process of writing his new memoir, “Let Love Rule,” and how it helped him heal from the emotional pain he endured, especially in his relationship with his father.

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Lenny Kravitz’s new memoir titled “Let Love Rule,” which documented the first 25 years of his life, hit the stores on October 6, and it has shown his fans a side of him no one has ever known.

During an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” three days after the book’s release, the singer opened up about how the memoir impacted not only his fans but also him. 

Lenny Kravitz at the 12th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on December 09, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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When asked if the writing process was therapeutic for him, Kravitz confessed that it was indeed healing as it took him on a journey to his past to confront his challenging relationship with his father, Sy Kravitz. In his words:

“I was healed of so many things in my past, especially when it comes to the relationship between myself and my father. We had a very challenging relationship.”

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He explained that while he was writing, he could take a step back and view his dad as a character in his book and thus understand his dad’s struggles. He noted that it helped him love his father even more.

Unlike most celebrity memoirs, Kravitz’s book stands out because it isn’t a tell-all that reveals secret happenings in the industry. Instead, it focuses on his life story

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In the memoir, the “I Belong” crooner opened up about how he overheard his stern father talking to his mistress and found that his mother, Roxie Roker, was being cheated on.

He reported to her and watched Roker’s heartbreak as she informed him that Sy had been cheating throughout their marriage and often spent her money on his mistresses.

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Kravitz then confronted his father, who confessed to cheating but not before haunting the singer with an assurance that he too would cheat when he got married.

Unfortunately, that was the case for Kravitz during his marriage to ex-wife, Lisa Bonet. After six years of marriage, their union ended amid rumors of infidelity on his part.

Unlike most celebrity memoirs, Kravitz’s book stands out because it isn’t a tell-all that reveals secret happenings in the industry. Instead, it focuses on his life story and the early years as he transitioned to become the music icon we all know.

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While discussing the book with USA Today, the 56-year-old noted the memoir was to help him find his voice and go through all his early life experiences. The memoir details his relationship with his parents and the first years of his marriage to Bonet. 

It talked about Kravitz’s early career and the musicians that shaped his unique sounds. Amid the pandemic, the four-time Grammy Award winner left his lavish home in Paris and relocated to his one-bedroom apartment on Eleuthera's island in the Bahamas. A trip which was supposed to last a few days has lasted months, but the singer loves every bit of it. There he enjoys solitude and explores the life of living sparsely.

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