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.