Rock legend Iggy Pop insists writing about his penis is perfectly natural, because he wants to sing about “things of importance”.
The 60-year-old Stooges frontman and protopunk icon has been lambasted by critics including his former NME writer pal Nick Kent for writing songs about his appendage on the band’s latest album ‘The Weirdness’.
For example, opening track ‘Trollin’ features the lyrics: “My dick is turning into a tree“.
But Pop is adamant his penis has a place in his music.
“You write about things of importance to you,” he tells Rolling Stone magazine.
“And it’s gotta be for real. Do I think about my dick? All the time. I got a right (to think) to sing about it.
“If I thought, ‘It’s time to write a rock song, I’d better mention my dick,’ then I wouldn’t even be able to say ‘dick’ right. But it’s nature-oriented.”