Adam Lambert: Proof That Coming In Second On “Idol” Really Is Best

Adam Lambert is making losing “American Idol” look so, so good. Not only did he just ink a deal with RCA Records, which plans to unleash his first album early next fall. But he also scored a spot on this week’s cover of Rolling Stone looking super glamtastic. He has a neon green snake on his leg that is inches away from his crotch, eying it like a sex-crazed maniac. (Oh man, that snake is getting more action than I am.) In his interview, Adam says that (shocker) he is gay. He waited until this interview to come out because he though it would be cooler to unleash the secret to Rolling Stone rather than to some local newspaper. Adam said a “psychedelic experience” while experimenting with “certain fungeses” that made him realize “Idol” was his chance for fame. After the jump, the choicest quotes from the interview. [Rolling Stone] On his sexuality:

“I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I’m gay…I’m proud of my sexuality. I embrace it. It’s just another part of me.”

On his sweet style:

”I was like, ‘I’m going to glue rhinestones on my eyelids, bitch!’”

On his upcoming album:

“It’s going to be ridiculous! Get ready!”

On his tripped out epiphany:

“I realized that we all have our own power, and that whatever I wanted to do, I had to make it happen.”

On the future:

“I’m trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader.”

On entering “Idol”:

“I knew that it was my only shot to be taken seriously in the recording industry, because it’s fast and broad.”