‘American Idol’ Wants Clay Aiken Away From Adam Lambert

Clay Aiken headed over to American Idol to try and connect with contestant Adam Lambert, but it was clear that the former runner-up was less-than-welcome backstage.

The rift between Idol and Aiken stems from his dumping of 19 Entertainment, the management company that takes care of all activities related to record deals, tours, etc.

“To say the least, it was tense around here when Clay showed up–and boy, did they hustle him off the premises as fast as possible,” a staffer revealed. In addition, Aiken is credited with encouraging Kelly Clarkson to ditch 19 Management as well.

Well, at least Clay wasn’t hurling his body at Adam, which isn’t entirely unheard of these days.

Gallery Info: Clay Aiken and his boyfriend take a walk in Los Angeles.