'American Idol' alum Alex Lambert rep: 'He's not homeless'

Alex-LambertImage Credit: Frank Micelotta/FoxAbout 10 p.m. PT last night, season 9 American Idol alum Alex Lambert announced to the world, via a string of posts to his Twitter feed, that he’s been living on the streets since finishing appearing on Simon Fuller’s Hulu reality series If I Can Dream, which wrapped its first season in October. “Alright so I didn’t want to bring my person life to my fans but I’m about to freak out if I don’t tell yall the truth!” Lambert tweeted. “Ever since IICD ended I’ve been kinda homeless! Sleepin on the street and behind buildings.” A string of other tweets followed, where Lambert said that he’s “usually a strong person but I can’t take it anymore.” He continued: “I just want my fans to know that I’m not an American Idol type person!” And he finished by saying, “I just want y’all to know the truth!”

A spokesperson for 19 Entertainment, an Idol production company that manages many of the show’s contestants, confirmed to EW that Lambert did tweet those messages. But the rep also was also emphatic: “He’s not homeless. I don’t know where that came from.”

The spokesperson added some evidence that Lambert, who’s on a development deal with 19, should have the means to pay for housing: “He’s on a retainer, and he’s getting money every month. He’s working on demos. He’s with writers, he’s working on music.” Then the rep added: “He’s not homeless. How could he be texting? How could he be going into recording studio and sleeping on the streets? There’s no record deal yet, but hopefully these demos something could come from that.”

That party line must have gotten back to Lambert, too, because 15 hours after the original messages appeared, a new string of tweets hit Lambert’s feed, where the singer said there was a “miscommunication,” although he does admit to “crashin behind buildings and sleepin behind buidings.” He added, over multiple tweets: “I’m a grown ass man. I’ve had so much help out here in LA! I just want to do things on my own! I have places to stay I just don’t want to be a burden on anyone! I have money! And soon I will have a place to stay! I just wanted to let y’all know! I’m not some rich spoiled kid! That I’ve had to hustle and grind and I don’t mind sleepin on the street as long as I get my chance! Because I will not take it for granted! I hope y’all understand. Sorry for the miscommunication. I’m just fine!”

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  • DW

    I’m confused about what to believe, but I do know that Alex Lambert uses way too many exclamation points.

    • Excelda

      Dear lord, yes.

      • Grumpster

        hey Angel and Juren…go suck on a turd.

      • AI Fan

        Unfortunately, Angel doesn’t know how to spell her name! Right, “Angle?” very cute!

      • ahhh

        ahhh the glee and craziness of idol dreaming contestants. Love it!!!!! Good luck Alex

      • hot

        Alex is cute, and he would be a lot better looking if her grew a mustache and gained weight.

      • ****

        Alex can sleep on my couch free of charge and all I ask in return is steady supply of daily handy j’s!

    • Sally in Chicago

      He’s confused.

      • Tag

        No, he’s just trying to get free publicity by portraying himself as Josiah Leming 2.0. Leming got “Idol” face time by claiming to live in a car when he actually lived in his parent’s nice suburban home.

      • Aunt Sassy

        No, he’s lame.

    • gdsfgg

      Wowwwwww!!! Recently, I came across a ho t interra-cial datin-g c lub
      ~~B lac k wh it e fl i rts* c”0m ~~~~~~~~
      There are many sassy ladies and handsome rich guys seekin g fun, friendship, love ,marriag e and even more!!!!! Maybe you wanna check out or tell your friends !!

      • Quirky

        Speaking of way too many exclamation points.

      • L

        Lol at quirky

      • Grumpster

        gdsfgg – where to lowlifes like you really come from?

      • Holly

        Ok Grumpster you realize you are talking to an automated spam-generator, right? Do you also say “you too” when your ABM machine says “have a nice day?”

      • AI Fan

        Another friend of “Angle.”

    • hgjhg

      Wowwwwww!!! Recently, I came across a ho t interra-cial datin-g c lub
      ~~B lac k wh it e fl i rts* c”0m ~~~~~~~~
      There are many sassy ladies and handsome rich guys seekin g fun, friendship, love ,marriag e and even more!!!!! Maybe you wanna check out or tell your friends !!

      • AI Fan

        No thanks. I have enough problems on my own without taking on yours too!

    • t.t

      this is why alex is annoying
      he was great on idol cause we didn’t know much about him but anyone who’s seen if i can dream knows hes a total d-bag.

      • Mel

        I agree. He comes off as an annoying little punk kid. Rude and unbearable. Looks like he’s just trying to get attention for himself with self-pity tweets.

      • Jessica

        How refreshing to read opinions that aren’t just saying how amazing Alex is, that he is better than Elvis or that he was such an amazing singer that he was robbed. If he was such a good singer he would have made it further into the show. Guess that he’s wishing that he finished his education so that he had some kind of back up for this post If I can dream situation. Everyone else from that show has got a job and though he’s apparently been sending cash home his family don’t live in the developing part of the world where things are really a lot rougher for some. Plus he has an aunt who lives in LA. Surely she wouldn’t let her nephew sleep on the streets unless she didn’t know what was going on or who pulled a stunt that annoyed her.

    • nn55nn

      ““I’m a grown ass man. ”

      What does that mean????????????

      what’s a ‘grown ass man’ ?????????????????

      He can sing, but does not know how to talk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      extra ? and ! just to be on same level as Adam !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • nn55nn

        Oh I mean ALEX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mellissa

      Wow, I was so confused as to how Adam Lambert was homeless.

      • Andie

        Me too. His CD wasn’t that bad.

  • Sam

    Good Lord. The guy has talent, but what a loon.

    • allie

      poor kid needs some psych meds stat

      • no

        I heard those meds are dangerous. Therapy is much better.

      • Com Truise

        He should join the Church of Scientology. I hear they have great programs to cure all sorts of things. Depression included.

    • Big Walt

      He’s not a loon he’s just an attention who re.

      • dave

        Ding ding ding ding ding!

  • tlj

    He explained how he was texting. He was going into coffee shops with free internet and tweeting on a computer. 19 is just covering their asses from some bad PR.

    • Deke

      If he needs money, he should bus tables at these coffee shops instead of sitting around using their free Wi-Fi and whining.

    • Zam

      If you are homeless you don’t have a computer.

      • Amy

        Actually, there are a couple of homeless people in San Francisco who have laptops. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more homeless people now with laptops and computers, with the way the economy tanked.

      • Jean Genie

        At least there’s still computer labs in public libraries. Or a troublemaker like him would probably still have plenty of friends that would let him use theirs. Lee DeWyze is starting to look like a much better person now …

  • Excelda

    “He’s not homeless. How could he be texting?” Huh? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve read on the internet today, and that’s really saying something.

    • Diane

      Gee-you can have enough money for a cell phone ($30 per month) and not enough for an apartment. 19 Entertainment comes across as pretty darn stupid here

  • Doubt it

    Who is this guy again?

    • AcaseofGeo

      Isn’t he Adam Lambert’s brother or something? Just kidding.

  • Handsome Smitty

    I did my final year of college homeless. I student-taught and earned my teaching certificate homeless. I subbed over a year being homeless and part-timed Wal-Mart homeless. I finally succumbed to a gov-job and four months later finally found a “home.” if I had not had a car all that time, a different story maybe. So that exec, he doesn’t know squat about what a person is capable of doing while homeless. Good luck to Adam – but don’t be embarrassed about your situation!

    • C Men

      Why didn’t you just get an apartment, you cheap bastard?

    • Natalie

      To those of you who apparently can’t read…this is ALEX Lambert, NOT ADAM Lambert!! BIG difference. Adam Lambert is raking in the cash with his awesome voice. Whereas ALEX Lambert is…apparently a homeless douchebag.

  • Pisces228

    He’s a AI Season 9 contestant who was shockingly eliminated in the semifinal round because his voice is so beautiful. He has a unique timbre that is out of the norm compared to most of Idol’s generically bland one-note singers. He’s only about 20 years old, so he’s young and probably just trying to figure out his path in life. I’m rooting for him. I’d love to hear him on the radio one day.

    • tomm

      Buy songs, instead of pirating them. Then your ‘precious’ singers will get their ‘breaks’.

      • gataroo

        Am I missing something? Did pisces say “He was so great that’s why I illegally downloaded his music every week.” Thank you Tomm for “schooling” the rest of us with your pompous superiority. A$$.

    • Miss Talk

      Shockingly? Hmm, not so much. The whole Top12 of last year was pretty weak.
      But this has nothing to do with him. We’re living in an era where natural/fake good looks, sex tapes, drunkers fights, fist pumps and teen prenangcy are the ways to become famous. I hope he’s not on drugs or anything. If he has deal with 19, then he should have a place to stay.

    • JayNYC

      Oh! He has a unique timbre! Give him a recording contract!

      • Spike

        I had a unique timbre just this morning. Once the deuce dropped I flushed and away it went….

  • C

    I hate when people find it necessary to end every sentence with an exclamation point. This guy should take his modern mullet back to his shopping cart and never be seen again.

    • Tuzo

      Point taken!

    • Punc

      OMG me TOO!!!!!!

  • Javadude54

    Drama Queen.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    LOL…talk about trying to get some press. Are things that bad he’s got to lie to his fans for some recognition in the press?

    • Terry

      This clown has fans?

    • Big Walt

      It worked didn’t it? Two “articles” on EW.com in two days.

  • googie

    I don’t know what to believe. He has a beautiful voice and is gorgeous, but kinda flaky!

  • Kaoru

    lol wut. So he’s saying he HAS slept on the street, but it was more a personal choice? Because he didn’t want to depend on anyone? O…kay.

    This is the same guy who peed in a fellow IICD house member’s shampoo, right?

  • Derrick

    How do you “miscommunicate” being homeless? This doesn’t make sense. lol

  • Bryan Lovsness

    ALEX LAMBERT was the “mullet” dude who should have gone much much further last season and whose fans thru a write-in campaign got him into the “Dream House” he has more talent in his little finger than many of the final five have in their whole body…GO ALEX!! I tend to disbelieve 19 and I hope Alex is A-OK…

    • GavinStrick

      I agree Bryan, Alex was the pick of the litter last year, but he hadn’t had much experience performing live, and choked on AI, but he is mad talented, and for god’ssakes people the kid is 20 and grew up in Antspiss, Texas–of course he isn’t as sophisticated as you people expect him to be.

  • Bryan Lovsness

    ALEX LAMBERT was the “mullet” dude who should have gone much much further last season. He has more talent in his little finger than many of the final five have in their whole body…GO ALEX!! I tend to disbelieve 19 and I hope Alex is A-OK…

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