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Jan 182011
 

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!

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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.

  111 Responses to “Everyone, Please Take a Deep Breath and Calm Down”

Comments (111)
  1. Soapbox0916: Ok, I just posted my personal reply to the overreaction of a few random tweets by Alex at Reality TV Calendar where I volunteer. My name is Gayl Killough.http://www.realitytvcalendar.com/shows/ai-10/news/al-p1.htmlI apologize that I did not notice until after it has already published that I had accidently cut out the paragraph where I gave this website credit. I promise to promote this website in a follow-up article for Alex.I hope I got it right and that it helps Alex.   (Reply)

    Wonderful article!! That need’s to be copied and pasted and sent to MJs, Rickey’s, Huffs, etc. I so TOTALLY agree with you, who in
    their right mind would write all of those articles based on tweets!! Due diligence, snort, stories now unfortunately are based more on rumor and innuendo than fact! No matter the harm these people inflict on others!

  2. @cw – I did link the article and tweet to Rickey. Sometimes he actually replies to me – so maybe he’ll take a suggestion from me. I like his site waaaaaaay better than MJ’s for Idol stuff. It’s a bit kinder/gentler? Of course, who knows if he’ll read it, but I did tweet it to him a little while ago.

  3. Marianne: @cw – I did link the article and tweet to Rickey. Sometimes he actually replies to me – so maybe he’ll take a suggestion from me. I like his site waaaaaaay better than MJ’s for Idol stuff. It’s a bit kinder/gentler? Of course, who knows if he’ll read it, but I did tweet it to him a little while ago.  (Reply)

    @Marianne..Good Job!! Alex is right..his snaf has his back! And we’ll keep supporting him all we can.

  4. LindaW: I couldnt even pretend to know what it feels like to have the kind of pressure he has been feeling lately. A lot of people have had high expectatons for him..I am guilty of that, myself. We know what WE want from him, but he has the burden of delivering and the fear of disapointing For purley selfish reasons, I would like to see him continue in LA…

    Linda…AGREED!!! I wish I had the time(atm)to write a reaction frm my HEART to your (on-the-nail-head)comment; but I dont & at my age, when time avails itself, I’ll prolly have forgotten alot of what my heart is feeling. I really wonder what kind of FANS we are to Alex & if we really have had his best interest in our hearts?

  5. OK, now I am trembling! :shocked:
    Please, read the quote from a reply to the Purple Melon’s comment on the link (http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/realityrocks/417474/if-i-can-dream-star-alex-lamberts-homeless-nightmare/)

    Yesterday, I totally overlooked the word “hooligan” though it did seem weird on Alex’s mouth to me.
    What do you all think?

    “Interesting comment Purple Melon. Sounds like you’re ready for him to move out! Also if he was staying with you while tweeting these statements I hope that you in no way influenced him to do so. Hooligan doesn’t really sound like a term a kid from Texas would use. However it does sound British, which you are. You are known pranksters too. Perhaps hooligan became part of his vocabulary while living with you.”

  6. chipp: Linda…AGREED!!! I wish I had the time(atm)to write a reaction frm my HEART to your (on-the-nail-head)comment; but I dont & at my age, when time avails itself, I’ll prolly have forgotten alot of what my heart is feeling. I really wonder what kind of FANS we are to Alex & if we really have had his best interest in our hearts?  (Reply)

    Chipp…I agree! Looking back on our fan site, there has been so much speculation about the single dropping, we even picked dates, which label he was signed with, if Idol was going to use his song, etc., etc. I think if Alex was reading us regularly, that had to be putting pressure on him also. Even though we always THOUGHT we had his best interests at heart. He’s got to know how much we luv him!

  7. Alex Lambert posseses one of the most interesting voices American Idol has ever featured, and I lost interest in the rest of the competition after he was eliminated. I know he was ‘nervous in the service’ and unnerving to watch for some, but I thought his performances were riveting and it is disappointing to see him have to struggle for what he so obviously deserves to have handed to him on a platter, especially when you consider the competition and what usually ends up winning. Alex, I’m a fan for life so don’t give up hope my friend ~~

  8. cw:
    Chipp…I agree!Looking back on our fan site, there has been so much speculation about the single dropping, we even picked dates, which label he was signed with, if Idol was going to use his song, etc., etc.I think if Alex was reading us regularly, that had to be putting pressure on him also. Even though we always THOUGHT we had his best interests at heart.He’s got to know how much we luv him!  

    I agree with everything that you, Chipp, and Linda have stated. I’ve felt awful ever since this has unfolded. I hope and pray that some of the things I wrote didn’t cause him any harm. Yes we have had too many lofty expectations for him too soon. The simple fact is that we have such high hopes for him and his future because we believe in him and the extraordinary gift that God has given him. I don’t care how long it takes for Alex to complete his album. I’ll be waiting patiently. It’s apparent that he wants it to be perfect before he puts his name on it. :heart:

  9. Lauren: I agree with everything that you, Chipp, and Linda have stated. I’ve felt awful ever since this has unfolded. I hope and pray that some of the things I wrote didn’t cause him any harm. Yes we have had too many lofty expectations for him too soon. The simple fact is that we have such high hopes for him and his future because we believe in him and the extraordinary gift that God has given him. I don’t care how long it takes for Alex to complete his album. I’ll be waiting patiently. It’s apparent that he wants it to be perfect before he puts his name on it.   (Reply)

    Linda..we’ll all be waiting patiently. This was a good object lesson for us snafs, let it unfold as it is meant to be. And we all know, that it will be well worth the wait!! We can’t rush perfection! :)

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