If you’re a fan of the show American Idol you may recall a Texas native by the name of Alex Lambert who was voted off just before the top 12 elimination round. Lambert was talented enough that a petition eventually surfaced with 19,000 signatures to have him reinstated as the show’s wildcard and now we have come to learn that Lambert is claiming to be a homeless person on the streets of Hollywood.
Lambert’s performances of “Wonderful World” and “Trouble” were good enough for him to gain the fan support of actress Demi Moore, while garnering him a spot on Simon Fuller’s viral reality series If I Can Dream which focuses on struggling musicians, models and actors.
After the show Lambert says he found himself homeless, forcing him to Tweet:
“Ever since “IICD” ended I’ve been kinda homeless!” and “Sleepin 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.”
Even with his own perceived current home situation, Lambert hasn’t given up:
“I’m a poor boy yall! Never had nothin in my life. Please be grateful for everything you have. Because there’s people out there with nothing! There’s no way I’ll ever stop making music as long as I live.”
But wait, it doesn’t end their, a rep for Lambert’s management company, 19 Entertainment told EW a very different story:
“He’s not homeless. I don’t know where that came from. 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. 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.”
So maybe he’s homeless and maybe he’s not, but with a new season of American Idol about to start on Wednesday night, does anyone really care?