Video: Adam Lambert on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Video: Adam Lambert on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Adam Lambert admits maybe he went too far when closing 2009 American Music Awards and thinks that ABC was a little mad at him.

Adam Lambert's pre-recorded performance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has been aired Tuesday, December 1. Applying less eye make-up and wearing outfit with softer color, brown instead of black, the singer delivered "Whataya Want From Me", one of the singles in his newly-released debut album "For Your Entertainment".

In addition to singing, Adam who recently shared about going in a new direction also has an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. During the segment, the two openly-gay entertainers talked about Adam's jaw-dropping performance at 2009 American Music Awards and his "Good Morning America" cancellation.

"It was maybe a little too far," Adam said when addressing his raunchy closing act at the AMAs. "I think in hindsight I look back on it and I go, 'OK, maybe that wasn't the best first impression to make again, the first second impression.' I mean, I had fun up there, I had a good time, my dancers had fun and the band had fun. I respect people and feel like people walked away from that feeling disrespected. I would never intend to disrespect anybody. So that was not my intention."

When commenting on Ellen's belief that there is a double standard on TV, he responded, "I think too. People aren't used to seeing gay men portrayed that way on TV. The gay male image in the media tends to be very clique and safe...I was putting on a character, putting on a persona being this kind of rock star, kind of dangerous kind of guy. After seeing one of my favorites, Lady GaGa, tear it apart on stage...She was incredible. I don't know, something came over me and got caught up in the moment and maybe went a little too far."

When it comes to his "GMA" cancellation, he had this to say, "I think ABC was a little bit mad at me. I don't blame them. I got carried away...They gave me a great opportunity to close the AMAs and I would never want to smack that gift horse in the mouth. I think they were taking a leap of faith having me do that and, unfortunately, it didn't work out as we all thought it would."

"Whataya Want From Me" performance:





    Dec 09, 2009

    I think Adam is a great talent and very humble young man. My thoughts are if you don't like him, don't watch him but don't take him off tv for all of us who love him and want to see him on stage. There are lots of other artists that I don't care for so when they come on I simply turn the channel while they are on. If you want Adam to respect your thoughts and views then you must respect his AND all of his fans. ADAM I THINK YOUR GREAT AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN!

    Dec 04, 2009

    So glad I was able to find this Ellen episode on line. I am a MAJOR Adam fan & this was a wonderful interview/performance that I wish more people could see. Adam in a polite, respectful, articulate young man who has done just about everything he can to help people get past the AMAs and pay attention to his music. He has never shied away about who he is and his life style. America accepted his lifestyle but weren't prepared to SEE his lifestyle on TV. But, it's over, it's done, can't be changed, can't be erased....MOVE ON EVERYBODY...Adam is an awesome talent that needs to be appreciated and supported. I have his CD and I can't get enough of his voice! He could sing the phone book and I'd buy it! Keep going Adam! You're doing great! Thanks Ellen for giving Adam a chance to explain his side of it in a sit down interview...not one done on the fly.

    Dec 03, 2009

    I never want to see him in my T.V. again.

    Dec 03, 2009

    Adam is too talented to remain in purgatory.

    Dec 03, 2009

    I loved Adam all through A,Idol,and voted for him every week. I have to say I was dissapointed in the AMA performance. For me, it's not about the "gay " factor. It was vulgar, whether it was gay or straight. If you want to make a statement about being gay, have a little class. Do something subtle that people just might "get"! I felt like the whole thing was shoved down our throats. Also, I'm glad my eight year old daughter (who was also a big fan ) was in bed for the night. I understand, wanting to make a big splash. Next time, have some respect for yourself and your fans. I love your music and hope you are going up from here!!!!

    Dec 02, 2009

    Adam is a humble, lovely person and I am glad he easily takes responsibility but doesn't feel it makes sense to apologize. He knows it was jusr a performance! It is unfortunate how many people don't get that. They think he is into S&M and he is not. Sexy as all heck yes! S&M he has said he isn't into it many times after women threw whips and underware at him all summer on tour. Loved Whatya Want From Me and the album is Fantastic!!!

    Dec 02, 2009

    I have tremendous respect for anyone who can own up to their bad decisions in life like Adam did. his was not even a decision but an event that happened while he was simply just into the music and the whole AMA event. His first time and he just got caught up in it. I was insulted at first but I am back to loving you and your music Adam! Thanks!

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