Earlier today, MTV News' Jim Cantiello sat down with "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert, who just dropped his debut album For Your Entertainment but has been grabbing headlines this week for an entirely different reason. On Sunday night (November 22), Lambert took the stage at the American Music Awards to perform his single "For Your Entertainment," which included plenty of pelvic gyrations, an impromptu kiss, Lambert slipping and falling, a handful of missed notes and Lambert's middle fingers. The performance caused quite a stir, as ABC (the network broadcasting the American Music Awards) received several hundred complaints about it, and it lead directly to "Good Morning America" (also an ABC property) canceling Lambert's appearance on Wednesday (November 25) morning's show. (Lambert will still appear on morning television — CBS' "The Early Show" booked him almost immediately.)
Lambert was candid about his performance of "For Your Entertainment" and the intentions that he had. As a very special part of the interview, Lambert took Cantiello through "For Your Entertainment" step by step, and the video below shows him to be honest and revelatory. Stay tuned for much more from Lambert in the coming days, but for now check out his look back on the event that is already defining his young career.