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Zoe Kravitz Roasts ‘Cool Dad’ Lenny Kravitz at Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony: ‘If It Doesn’t Expose Your Nipples, It’s Not a Shirt’

Zoë Kravitz said a lot of very nice things about her rock star dad, Lenny Kravitz, at the reveal of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (March 12). According to CNN, the The Batman actress opened by sweetly saying that “being your daughter has been one of the great adventures of my life.”

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Noting that her dad was just 24 when he and ex Lisa Bonet welcomed her into the world, Zoë, 35, joked that “in many ways, we’ve grown up together… We’ve been through a lot. We’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen you change in the most beautiful ways, I’ve seen the way you’ve stayed the same in the most important ways.”

And then the “Are You Gonna Go My Way” rocker’s only child busted out the jokes, so many jokes, many of them about Lenny’s signature skimpy sartorial sensibility. “I’ve seen the way you show up, take care of the people you love – I’ve seen your incredible dedication to your art, but mostly, I’ve seen through your shirts,” she said. “According to my dad, if it doesn’t expose your nipples, it’s not a shirt.”

That’s fine for concerts and awards show, but Zoë said it was a bit embarrassing when her dad wore those gauzy tops for school pick-up. “But I gotta say, at this point, I respect it,” she said. “You really do pull it off. Your relationship with the knitted shirt is probably your longest one, and it works.”

The Big Little Lies star also copped to the fact that it is, indeed, “awesome” to have “such a cool dad,” though not for the reasons you might think. “What’s cool about you is not what people think is cool about you. Your radness doesn’t come from your shades or your leather pants or knitted shirts. It comes from your true love for life,” she said, also praising her dad’s music, lyrics, live performances, homes, love of food, family, good conversation, stupid jokes, dance parties and late night kitchen talks.

‘You absolutely devour life. You eat up every crumb and lick the plate,” she said. “Life is your art and that is why your music is so inspiring and important.”

Lenny’s daughter wasn’t the only one who gently ribbed 59-year-old the ab-tastic rock icon. His longtime friend actor Denzel Washington read a definition of “friendship” during the ceremony, telling the crowd, “I looked it up, Webster’s, A person who one knows, and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual relations,” Washington said, according to EW.

The Equalizer 3 star shot a look at his pal and added, “Well…,” with the audience, and Kravitz, reportedly cracking up at the implication of a more intimate relationship. Washington got serious as well, saying, “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.”

Watch the ceremony below — Zoë begins at 8:25, Washington at 13:25.

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