Adam Lambert talks make-up, Michael Jackson, Madonna, coming out of the closet, his parents, being a role model for younger gay kids, American Idol, and his album and its cover art on Fuse's On the Record.
He describes the moment his dad discovered him watching gay porn: "He just said to me, 'That's your business. That's okay.' He didn't make me feel ashamed for it, which is actually pretty amazing. That's a big deal, because that was a scary, scary moment. I was discovered. My secret. I don't think [my mom] was in denial at all. I think she always knew. When I was playing in her make-up drawer, that was probably a tip. And she talked to some people that she knew and the consensus was, don't push him. He'll come to you."
Lambert also talks about the American Music Awards moment:
"Obviously the real difference is that I'm a gay dude. You know what I mean? And I'm not a woman 'feigning' lesbianism. I think it got a little too real for people, maybe. And also I think, in that moment, the lyrics of the song are sexual in nature - it has a double meaning - I'm gonna put on a show. I'm gonna give it to you, but the double meaning is I'm gonna hold you down and give it to you. When I was in that moment I was in an audience of industry people and other artists. That's who I was looking at in the audience. That's who I was thinking about, that I was playing to. If there were families in the front row, and children I'd probably would have had a different energy going on, but I just didn't think about it. I was in the moment."
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