Adam Lambert Discusses His Controversial AMA Performance With ‘The Advocate’

Adam Lambert was interviewed by The Advocate about his new album and that controversial performance during the American Music Awards on ABC where he kissed another gent and simulated oral sex onstage.  Lambert’s appearance on Good Morning America was canceled for the next morning, prompting the season 8 American Idol runner-up to reflect and say, “I kind of asked for it in a way.”

The performance was a reaction to some critics who said Lambert “wasn’t gay enough,” according to On Top Magazine.  “Not everything is so premeditated as people think it is,” Lambert explained.  “There are things that just happen, there are things you just do. It was an impulse.”

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“I think I was a little overwhelmed with everything,” Lambert continued.  “It was me reacting a little bit to that ‘you’re not gay enough’ thing. At that moment for whatever reason I was like, ‘Well, is this enough? It was me being a little bit pissed off!”

More highlights from Adam’s interview…

On his Details photo shoot: “Taking a picture with a girl — I thought it was just sexy. Most of my fans are female, and it was kind of a fantasy for them, and why not? There’s no question in their minds” that he’s gay. “No question in my mind, not an ounce.”

On recording his second album: “It takes time to get it right,” he says. “I don’t know how other artists do it, but for this project I’m adopting the mentality of just keep writing and keep recording as much as possible, and then when we know that we’re ready to decide which tracks are going to be on the album, we’ll look at everything and narrow it down.”

On becoming involved with gay organizations: “How many ways can I spell G-A-Y? Everybody knows I’m gay. And the thing that’s hard is, where’s there balance for me? I’m a musician and I’m writing music. I’m also becoming more involved sociopolitically, I’m getting involved with the Trevor Project and Equality California — these are things that I really do care about. But I do want to maintain a balance. What am I going to be known for in 15 years? I want to be known for my music, that’s my art. That’s what I’m contributing actively. I think visibility is a great tool, and that’s one other reason that I’ve been so verbal about it, but the irony is that here we are, talking about it.”

Read the full interview at The Advocate.