UPDATE: Alex tweets:
O my goodness yall! I have been crashin behind buidings and sleepin outside but I dont want nobody to feel sorry for me! 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 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 yall understand. Sorry for the miscommunication;) I’m just fine! MAHALO!
Alright. In case you haven’t checked into Twitter or American Idol blogs/news sites the last couple of days, this post is about Alex Lambert’s tweets last night, suggesting he’s homeless and down on his luck.
First off, to loyal Alex snaf, sorry for the lateness of this post. This admin’s Internet access was cut off due to a problem with the provider, and the other admin is not available during the week. So there’s a very boring explanation for our silence – bad timing, but nothing suspicious about it.
Now, on to the tweets. An amazing number of blogs and news sites have picked up and posted about them, including MJ’s Big Blog, AI Now, Rickey.org, US Magazine and even the Huffington Post. And the response they’ve been getting is truly disheartening – I am going to drop the impersonal tone for a moment to say I am shocked at the speed with which people jump to conclusions, and their willingness to comment on things they know nothing about.
So first off, to everyone suggesting Alex get a day job: that’s hard to do when you’ve been spending almost every day, all day, in the studio writing and recording.
That’s right. We can say with absolute certainty that, at least until recently, Alex has been in studio almost constantly, and writing with big names at that – just a quick glance at the track list will tell you that much, and these sessions were confirmed to be going on just a few weeks ago, long after “If I Can Dream” ended.
That’s all we have to say for now. But we will end with this: no one ever said making it was easy – if anyone knows it, it’s Alex. And those tweets are an expression of that fact. The music industry is a tough one, and the advances and support artists receive before they’ve made it big may not amount to much.
Stay tuned, and don’t jump to conclusions! Everyone has bad days and gets overwhelmed sometimes.
Oh and one last thing, though Alex’s tweets may be exaggerating the direness of the situation, he is way too upfront and real a person to have pulled this as a publicity stunt. Out. Of. The. Question.
LINKS TO NEWS COVERAGE OF ALEX’S TWEETS:
Huffington Post, US Magazine, Rickey.org, MJ’s Big Blog, AINow.org, Associated Content from Yahoo, Hollywood Reporter, Zap2it, OK Magazine, MSNBC, NY Magazine, Celebuzz, Examiner.com, TVSquad, NBC Chicago, Reality Rocks with Lyndsey Parker, etc.