Chris Martin Says Leonardo DiCaprio Saved Cargo Shorts

The Coldplay singer says long-pocketed pants and newsboy hats would be extinct without Leo.

Chris Martin has roasted his friend Leonardo DiCaprio over his questionable fashion choices -- namely for wearing cargo shorts in every decade since the '80s.

Martin was performing at the 20th anniversary gala for Leo's environmental protection foundation and couldn't resist making fun of DiCaprio's adoration for frat boy shorts, E News reports.

"I studied him very closely for about five or six years and what became clear to me was his unbelievable service, his commitment to the business of cargo shorts," Martin told the star- studded crowd.

Leonardo DiCaprio has been a fan of cargo pants since his "Parenthood" days (Getty Images).

"This is a guy, he's seen cargo shorts and he said, 'I'm going to save these shorts from extinction," the singer continued.

"They should have gone out about 25 years ago. I'm personally going to fund the sort of renaissances of cargo shorts,'" Martin joked.

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The musician then launched into a song he'd written that pokes fun at Leo's wardrobe that includes lines like:

You see, I have an outfit that I think is fine/ So much that I wear it nearly all of the time.

You'll find a hundred pairs on my wardrobe shelf/So tell the director I'll be dressing myself.

In my cargo shorts, in my cargo shorts/ And a newsboy hat or a cap of sorts. 

Martin also gave a musical nod to DiCaprio's performance in Titanic, playing an acoustic version of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On".

DiCaprio's foundation has funded over 200 projects in the last two decades.

The organisation focuses on six key areas including wildlife, climate change, marine life and Indigenous rights.

DiCaprio posted a photo of himself with Mark Ruffalo and legendary chimpanzee expert Dr Jane Goodall at the event on Instagram.

"It is leaders like the both of you that help push for positive change in the world," DiCaprio wrote.

Main Image: Getty Images.