I remember when Adam Lambert was in town, all of my friends seemed to have an ‘Adam Lambert’ story…one told me how Adam kept DUIing him, another told me how Adam came to his club. I thought he was a sweet guy.
Actually this interview was pretty terrible as he was in the middle of nowhere in Scotland the line kept cutting out and then there was interference when we did talk.
How you doing?
I’m good. I’m driving through the countryside. I’ve been in Scotland where I got to wear a kilt. Any time I can play dress up, I’m down! Did I wear it traditionally? No, it was too cold!
When you were doing Idol, how was it when pictures of you kissing guys turned up?
It was kind of like, ‘Whoops, this is going to be interesting.’ I had always planned to be open about my sexuality because I’m proud of it. I’m not ashamed. I also thought, ‘I’ve been out for the last eight years in Hollywood. There’s no way that it can stay a secret.’ I have definitely gotten around.
Eminem had something to say on you too. You know you’ve made it when Eminem talks shit about you.
He did that with Christina way back in the day. It’s nothing new it’s kind of his gimmick.
You tweeted the other day saying, ‘Don’t do as I do, do as you do, I hope young folks have the power to be who the fuck they want to be.’
I’d just had feedback on some of the things I’d said publicly. People were like, ‘You need to be careful what you say, you’re a role model.’ I was like, ‘Hey I’m a singer, I’m not here to babysit your children or to set an example except that I believe in the freedom of self-expression and individuality.’ So that’s my big philosophy and I wanted to get it out there. I’m not trying to be a role model, I’m just encouraging people to be who they want to be.