It’s not that he’s fighting for the top spot with all the other gay male popstars, because he’s really only got competition from Clay Aiken, Lance Bass and maybe a couple members of One Direction, but Lambert says that gay men are reluctant to embrace him.
“There’s something weird there. We’re very eager to celebrate a strong female. But to celebrate a fellow gay man – it gets catty sometimes,” Lambert reveals to the mag.
“As a community, we’re a little bit resistant to a gay male pop star ourselves,” says Lambert, “It’s very easy for people to look at my origin, which is American Idol, and automatically assume that I’m a commercial sellout or a puppet or a flash in the pan. I don’t think I’m any of those things. There’s something weird there.”
Adam’s got a new album coming out on May 15, Trespassing, and says the sound is very signature “Adam.”
“This is the kind of music I listen to,” says Lambert, “I know the style of vocal I have is kind of big. It has a certain edge to it. I’ve always loved rock, but I also love stuff that is more groove-based, more funky, more soulful, more dance music.”
Adam may seem like this rocker dude that doesn’t play by the rules, but Adam recently revealed that it’s all just a mask.
“I’m not always as strong and confident as I may seem,” he says, “I work hard to project pride and poise when faced with judgment and heartache. That is how I cope. I feel a bit of pressure to set a certain example that suggests that I deserve my place in this industry. I’m hard on myself and critical.”