Adam Lambert‘s first big post-“American Idol” performance at the American Music Awards put risk-taking, boundary-pushing Lady GaGa to shame.
The 25-year-old singer didn’t hold back from delivering a provocative show filled with leather-clad and fishnet-wearing backup dancers during his closing performance of his debut single, “For Your Entertainment,” reports the New York Daily News.
In addition to dragging a female dancer around by the ankles, pushing a male dancer’s head into his crotch and simulating oral sex, walking a pair of male hoofers around like dogs on a leash, and furiously thrusting his hips at every opportunity, Lambert took a moment mid-song to fervently make out with (an allegedly straight) male keyboard player.
Watch the performance here:
After the jaw-dropping performance, Lambert told CNN that the forceful smooch was “in the moment” and was not a planned part of his routine.
With a look of defiance on his face, the singer proceeded to end his jaw-dropping set with the high-pitched wail he became most known for during his “Idol” days.
Marking his satisfaction from his performance, Lambert tweeted after the show, “All hail freedom of expression and artistic integrity. :) fans: I adore u.”
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