While I realize not every contestant on American Idol becomes a star, I find it hard to believe a SEMI-FINALIST would end up homeless! History has shown us - with few exceptions – that the big winner of each season isn’t the biggest winner of the lot. So, it’s no wonder people have their doubts about the recent tweets from Season 9 semi-finalist, Alex Lambert. He claims he’s now living on the streets!
(Courtesy of Access Hollywood)
From reality TV fame to sleeping on the street?
Alex Lambert, a season 9 “American Idol” semi-finalist, shocked his Twitter fans on Tuesday when he posted a message claiming to be homeless.
“O my goodness yall! I have been crashin behind buidings and sleepin outside but I dont want nobody to feel sorry for me!” Alex Tweeted on Tuesday. “I’m a grown ass man.
“I’ve had so much help out here in LA! I just want oto [sic] do things on my own!” he continued. “I have places to stay I just don’t want to be a burden on anyone!”
However, a rep for aspiring singer shot down the vagrancy claim, telling Access that the 20-year-old Texas native is “not homeless.”
“[Alex] is on retainer [with] 19 Entertainment,” the rep told Access on Tuesday. “They are working with him on new music.”
Additionally, Access spoke with Alex’s father on Tuesday, who revealed he had spoken with his son “three days ago” and that he “seemed to be doing great.”
Alex took to Twitter again on Tuesday evening to reiterate his destitute situation.
“I know a lot of people think I tweeted my living situation for publicity! But I don’t give a damn about fame!” he wrote. “I dont give a damn about money either! I have never had any and I’ve been just fine! The money that I was makin and have made I have sent home for my Mother and my 3 broke ass brothers sleepin on the ground!
“I just wanted the people that loved me to know what was really goin on,” he continued.
In addition to working on new music, the singer-songwriter was recently featured in “Idol” creator Simon Fuller’s Web-based series, “If I Can Dream.”
Alex’s song “Dream With My Eyes Open” replaced the Elvis Presley rendition of “If I Can Dream” as the show’s theme song in Episode 11.