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Adam Lambert Smooches A Dude On Stage


Last night’s American Music Awards were pretty darn amusing, from the opening medley of Janet Jackson’s classics to Lady Gaga‘s piano bursting into flames as she sat down before it. But the stand-out number was the last: Adam Lambert‘s performance of “For Your Entertainment.” The single is thoroughly eh, but the image of him holding the leash of two men in bondage gear as they crawled across the stage was pretty provocative. Then there was the moment where one of the dancers licked his belt, the part where he humped his mic stand, and then when he felt up the leg of a dancer straddling him. Oh, and then there was the moment when he aggressively made out with his keyboard player. In an interview after the performance, Lambert said, “Sometimes, performing live, you’re just in the moment. Things just happen. Adrenaline is a crazy thing.” But he said that the performance was more of a political statement than that. “Women performers have been pushing the envelope sexually for 20 years,” he says. “But a man does it and it’s, ‘We can’t show it on TV.’ It’s a bit of a double standard.” So what do you think—was this his version of Britney Spears‘ strip-hold-the-snake-and-kiss-Madonna moment? Or was it not fit for TV?

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