Pop star Adam Lambert reveals some helpful advice for dealing with fame from two superstars who know firsthand — Lady Gaga and Madonna — and that he's frustrated with gay questions, reports Australian newspaper Herald Sun.
Lady Gaga, who collaborated with Lambert on a song on his debut album, told the American Idol runner-up, "There's no glamor, you don't get a lot of sleep, you don't get a lot of stability in your social life — you just have to count on yourself and go for it."
"She told me that you can't get wrapped up in all the media and message boards, that everyone's going to have an opinion," Lambert says, revealing tips for dealing with success he received from Madonna. "People will criticize you, especially when you're doing it well."
Lambert adds, "You can't do much better than getting career advice from Madonna. She's the queen, right?"
Lambert also shares his frustration at gay-specific questions asked by some interviewers. "I'm very comfortable with my sexuality and I have no qualms talking about it," he says. "It's important for me to be bold about it. There are not a lot of examples of that in pop culture. I'm happy to fill that role.
"But I did an interview the other day and every question was a sensationalized question about being gay and the gay lifestyle," Lambert says.