Adam Lambert talked to Ryan Seacrest about his racy stage performance at Sunday night’s American Music Awards, along with his subsequent GMA concert cancellation.
When asked about his AMAs performance, Adam said, “It’s choreography, we were dancing. The sexuality of it kind of got a little more extreme when I got up on stage. I think the adrenaline kind of took me over, and I admit it, and I’m proud of the fact that I did get a little carried away. I don’t feel I owe anyone an apology for anything. I performed, it was late night TV, I did something that female performers have been doing for years, no different. It’s just the fact that I’m me and it’s a little different for people. It’s really not that big of a deal.”
He added, “I’m not a babysitter, I’m a performer.”
Check out the audio from the interview, after the jump!
When Ryan asked if he thought there is a double standard when it comes to male and female performers, Adam said, “I do think there’s a slight double standard. We’ve seen female pop performers doing extremely sexual routines for years and all of the sudden a guy does it and it’s crazy.”
He compared the raciness of his performance to the inappropriateness of Eminem’s “17 rapes”, Lady Gaga’s bottle breaking during her performance of “Speechless” and Rihanna’s performance including rifles.
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