American Idol star Adam Lambert's music has yet to make a big splash, but the singer is already a pro at stirring up controversy.
His latest encounter in infamy occurred backstage at the American Music Awards, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Designer Shane Starlet thought Adam's AMA performance, which included simulated oral sex, was unacceptable- and she let him know it. In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com she revealed the details of their showdown, which included Adam telling her, "Shut up, b--ch!"
"He was rude, the whole night he was outrageously unacceptable because since American Idol, his career has become more about being defensive of his sexuality as opposed to his music," Starlet told RadarOnline.com.
When Lambert walked by her backstage, Starlet voiced her opinion of his performance. Starlet told RadarOnline.com that she told Adam: "Be gay, fine! But stop trying to defend it all the time, Adam. What you pulled tonight was disgraceful.
"You could have been huge but now you're no different than a Jerry Springer low-life."
Lambert responded to the critique by yelling out, "Shut up, b---h!" After having a public spat with OUT Magazine, having his Good Morning America gig cancelled, and having his American Music Awards performance censored, Lambert has been busy defending his views and in-your-face antics.
Starlet, who was often on the American Idol set, is saddened by the change in Lambert.
"It's a shame his fans don't see this behavior and everyone appeases him and says nothing so I told him about it," she told RadarOnline.com."They do
not see what we see when the cameras aren't rolling and that's unfortunate because he has tremendous talent and instead of focusing on creating beautiful music, he is more focused on creating controversy with regard to him being gay when it is truly not the issue he thinks it is."
After their verbal altercation, Lambert's team quickly rushed him out of the area before the situation could escalate further.
A rep for Lambert did not immediately respond to a request for comment.