American Idol has had many successes and failures, but never has a former contestant been homeless, until now. Former American Idol contestant Alex Lambert claims he is now homeless.
You may remember there was a big controversy when Lambert was voted off the show. Many of Alex Lambert’s fans blamed American Idol producers for choosing the wrong song for him to perform. Over 19,000 fans signed a petition to get Alex Lambert back on American Idol. Although American Idol never allowed Lambert back on the show, he did land a spot on “If I Can Dream”.
Last Night, Alex Lambert decided to tell his Twitter followers the truth about the issues he has been facing.
“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 y’all the truth! Ever since IICD (If I can Dream) ended I’ve been kinda homeless! Sleeping on the street and behind buildings.I have a choice to stay and pursue my career or go back to Texas and not do music! I’m usually a strong person but I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been goin to coffee shops and other stores so I can tweet to my snaf! Because to be honest! You guys are all I really have!
I’m a poor boy yall! Never had nothin in my life. please be greatful for everything you have. Because there’s people out there with nothing! I just want my fans to know that I’m not an American Idol type person! There are many things I can’t share with yall because you’d probably think I was a hooligan. haha
There’s no way i’ll ever stop making music as long as i live.. I didn’t mean it like that! I just want y’all to know the truth! “
Today, Alex Lambert tweeted more on his homeless situation:
“O my goodness yall! I have been crashin behind buildings and seeping outside but I don’t want nobody to feel sorry for me! I’m a grown a** 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 yall 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.”
Video: Alex Lambert sings “I didn’t know”
Rep claims Alex Lambert is not really homeless
According to Entertainment Weekley, A spokesperson from 19 Entertainment,he production company that manages some of the American Idol contestants, claims that Alex Lambert is not really homeless. The spokesperson told EW “He’s not homeless. I don’t know where that came from.”
The spokesperson went on to say that Lambert was on a development deal with the company and that Lambert should have the money 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.” The rep went on to say: “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.”
Perhaps, someone should inform Alex Lambert that he is not really homeless. Not many people with money for housing would choose to sleep behind buildings. Either the rep is out of touch with Lambert’s reality or Lambert is telling his Twitter followers things that may not be true.
We hope someone can help Alex Lambert out if he really needs the help. He is nothing like the Homeless man Ted Williams, but he does have a very touching story.
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