[artist id="3188063"]Adam Lambert[/artist] in no way feels the need to apologize for his [article id="1626968"]controversial American Music Awards performance[/article] on Sunday night. Although he's feeling the heat, and even found his [article id="1626998"]appearance on "Good Morning America" canceled[/article] as a result, he's not budging.
"I'm not a babysitter, I'm a performer," Lambert told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show on Tuesday (November 24). "I don't feel I owe anyone an apology for anything. I performed, it was late-night TV, I did something that female performers have been doing for years, no different. It's just the fact that I'm me and it's a little different for people. It's really not that big of a deal.
"I think a mountain has been made out of a molehill," he continued. "It's choreography — we were dancing. The sexuality of it kind of got a little more extreme when I got up onstage," he said. "I think the adrenaline kind of took me over and I admit it, and I'm proud of the fact that I did get a little carried away."
In the interview he noted that he felt his performance wasn't any racier than ones by [artist id="1090"]Janet Jackson[/artist], [artist id="502642"]Eminem[/artist] and [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist], adding that if he had been a female performer no one would have thought twice about it. "I do think there's a slight double-standard. We've seen female pop performers doing extremely sexual routines for years, and all of the sudden a guy does it and it's crazy.
"I'm a sexual person, and maybe people didn't see that on 'American Idol,' " he added. "But now they do."
As for the canned "Good Morning America" performance, which has now been rescheduled for CBS' "The Early Show," he understands, but doesn't agree. "Obviously I respect their decision — they gotta do what they gotta do. It's too bad — I think there were a lot of fans who were excited to come see me," he said. "They probably had a lot of pressure coming at them from certain people who weren't happy about it. I respect their decision — I don't necessarily agree with it, but they need to do what they need to do."