Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Says His Famous ‘Bust A Move’ Pants Were Stolen

Deniz Kivilcim

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea recently revealed his famous pants were stolen. The bassist wore the iconic baggy pants made from stuffed animals in Young MC’s ‘Bust A Move’ music video.

Upon being asked by a fan about them on Twitter, Flea revealed the bad news. His response to the fan’s tweet read:

“They were stolen from the trunk of my car along with my badass leather jacket. I had just moved into a nice house for the first time in my life and got robbed on the first night.”

The theft isn’t a recent incident. Flea first revealed his pants were stolen in a 2008 interview, and apparently, the trousers and the jacket weren’t the only thing that had been stolen from his trunk. The bassist explained:

“Someone stole them. It’s so funny because for years I always lived in crappy little apartments but right when we got the money from signing with Warner Brothers I got to buy a house. I bought a nice house in Los Feliz that I was real excited about.”

He revealed what else was stolen and detailed what happened next:

“I drove home and the first night at that house, someone broke into my car and stole my bass, my leather jacket and those stuffed animal pants out of my trunk. And I had lived in crappy neighborhoods for so long and never got robbed. As soon as I stepped up, someone took my stuff. I commissioned the girl who made them to make me another pair and I never saw the money or the pants again.”

The stuffed animal pants also appeared in Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Higher Ground‘ and ‘Behind The Sun’ music videos. The popularity of the pants led to numerous replicas being created by fans.

See the tweet and ‘Bust A Move’ music video below.

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