Adam Lambert Gets Hot & Heavy At 2009 American Music Awards

November 23rd, 2009 // 5 Comments

Looking very much buttoned-up in a clean-cut silver suit, Adam Lambert quickly dispelled the notion that he had any intention of keeping his sexuality under wraps when he took to the stage of this year’s American Music Awards. The singer performed the title track of his debut album, For Your Entertainment, in a sexually-charged demonstration on stage.

The American Idol runner-up grabbed a dancer by the ankles and dragged her on stage, walked male dancers on stage as if they were leashed dogs and even took a break from singing to make out with his keyboard player–supposedly a straight guy. And of course, all of this was punctuated with lots of pelvic thrusts.

However, Adam claims that his guy-on-guy kiss was “in the moment” and not something that he had planned to do on stage. Before press could react to the display, Lambert told the Rolling Stone backstage, “Female performers have been doing this for years–pushing the envelope about sexuality–and the minute a man does it, everybody freaks out.”

He added that criticism was tantamount to “a form of discrimination and a double standard.” Especially if you’re criticizing his singing.

Watch his performance here!

Gallery Info: Adam Lambert performs at the 2009 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theater Los Angeles Live.

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. Jay

    I Loved the performance!!! To those that didn’t grow up.

  2. LeslieD

    There were kids in the audience and watching at home–I felt several performances pushed the envelope but this one was left my mouth gaping. Yes we get the fact that you are gay and proud adam but we really didn’t want to see this. Entertain us but don’t gross us out with your sexual antics to make up for talent. It’s prime time TV for goodness sakes.

  3. Jade

    I loved the performance because that is what it was, a performance. I saw the same sexuality in 80% of the rest of the performances. Adam was just doing what the other performers were suggesting.

    As for children watching, the ‘Music Awards’ have never been nor will they ever be entertainment for children, they are purely for adult entertainment only. It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure your children do not watch adult shows. And the parents should probably listen to the lyrics of most of the music their kids listen to, the lyrics to 90% of the music is much more explicate than what I saw last night.

    I have 3 children and I would NEVER let them watch ANY music award shows nor take them to the events until they are much older, music awards are NOT entertainment for children.

    Adam, I loved your performance. I thought it was FABULOUS, keep entertaining me…

  4. Jade

    I loved the performance because that is what it was, a performance. I saw the same sexuality in 80% of the rest of the performances. Adam was just doing what the other performers were suggesting.

    As for children watching, the ‘Music Awards’ have never been nor will they ever be entertainment for children, they are purely for adult entertainment only. It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure your children do not watch adult shows. And the parents should probably listen to the lyrics of most of the music their kids listen to, the lyrics to 90% of the music is much more explicate than what I saw last night.

    I have 3 children and I would NEVER let them watch ANY music award shows nor take them to the events until they are much older, music awards are NOT entertainment for children.

    Adam, I loved your performance. I thought it was FABULOUS, keep entertaining me…

  5. Jade

    I loved the performance because that is what it was, a performance. I saw the same sexuality in 80% of the rest of the performances. Adam was just doing what the other performers were suggesting.
    As for children watching, the ‘Music Awards’ have never been nor will they ever be entertainment for children, they are purely for adult entertainment only. It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure your children do not watch adult shows. And the parents should probably listen to the lyrics of most of the music their kids listen to, the lyrics to 90% of the music is much more explicate than what I saw last night.
    I have 3 children and I would NEVER let them watch ANY music award shows nor take them to the events until they are much older, music awards are NOT entertainment for children.
    Adam, I loved your performance. I thought it was FABULOUS, keep entertaining me…

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