American Idol contestant Alex Lambert sent the web into a tizzy when he started tweeting to his 18,000 followers that he was homeless.
Not to be confused with Adam Lambert (aka Glambert), the wildly popular American Idol fave who almost won, Alex never even made the top twelve. But he was highly entertaining contestant and is, apparently newsworthy too.
A rep for Lambert told Entertainment Weekly that there’s no truth to the rumor that he’s sleeping in garbage cans.
He’s not homeless. I don’t know where that came from.
Uh, well, it actually came from Lambert himself when he posted on Twitter around 10PM Monday night:
Lambert’s rep also confirmed that the singer’s been working in the studio.
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.
Alas, after news broke about his, er, predicament, just one night before the season 10 premiere, Lambert quickly apologized, saying:
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!
Alex then sent out his own reply to the above tweet:
Sorry for the miscommunication… I’m just fine… I know a lot of people think I tweeted my living situation for publicity! But I don’t give a damn about fame! I’m real! And I don’t lie! and I would never lie to y’all! (y’all being my supporters who got my back through thick and thin) F— yeah I was … sleepin outside! That sh– sucks too! I’m goin back home to get my sh– together! But I will be back! And I’m comin strong! LETS DO THIS!
Start with better punctuation and I think he really has a shot.