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Out and outspoken pop star Adam Lambert discusses his controversial performance on last year's American Music Awards and reveals his opinion of Susan Boyle's album in an interview with Britain's Gay Times.
When Lambert appeared on the American Music Awards last November and delivered a sexually charged (complete with faux oral sex) performance of his song "For Your Entertainment," jaws dropped, and the fallout resulted in a planned performance on Good Morning America being canceled. Lambert tells Gay Times, "In my circle, and in a lot of the underground clubs and performance spaces in Los Angeles nobody thinks twice about it, they love it. Then I gave what I thought was a harmless performance and everybody jumps down my throat about it. And I'm like 'Sorry, I didn't realize it was going to be that big a deal.'"
While For Your Entertainment, his debut album, sold an impressive 200, 000 copies during its first week, Lambert was still disappointed that he was outsold by another televised talent competition veteran, Susan Boyle. "If only it weren't for Susan Boyle!" Adam says, with a laugh. "I'm happy for her success, but that album is terrible. 'Wild Horses' is the one that made me laugh the hardest. I just died when I heard it, I was crying with laughter. It was the most horrendous, sacrilegious treatment of that song!"