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Denzel Washington Honors His Friend Lenny Kravitz At Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony

Lenny Kravitz got his flowers from Hollywood this week.

Denzel Washington and Lenny Kravitz

The musician was honored as the 2,774th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to

And there were many fun-loving moments during his induction. According to Entertainment Weekly, Denzel Washington relayed many heartwarming sentiments amid a speech dedicated to his longtime friend.

Washington talked about the friendship between him and Kravitz.

“I looked it up, Webster’s,” Washington said. “a person who one knows, and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual relations.”

Washington, arguably the greatest actor of all time, then spoke on Kravitz’s handshakes.

“Every time I shake hands like this with Lenny, I always have my eyes open, ‘cause once he had a ring on, a thumb ring, and he busted my hand open,” he said. “He’s’ more than a friend, more than a brother. We’re twins, we just don’t look alike. We’ve had a close brothership friendship for … 30 years."

“We have been tied together for a long time, close friends, we are brothers. I love Lenny Kravitz like I’ve loved no other brother in my life. Less is more, Leonard Albert Kravitz.”

Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Ana Martinez, said everything that the artist gave the industry is the reason why he is where he is today.

“With this star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lenny Kravitz's contributions to the entertainment industry will be forever immortalized and celebrated. It serves as a testament to his exceptional talent, dedication, and significant impact on popular culture,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Lenny continues to inspire aspiring musicians and entertainers, and this recognition from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is truly well-deserved,” added Martinez.

Kravitz is regarded as a grandeur rock musician of our lifetime. He’s transcended the genre, style, race, and class over the three decades he’s been at it. The writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has won four grammies.

He was also honored with the “Music Icon Award” at the 2024 People’s Choice Awards, while also being nominated at a 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.


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