updated 11/25/2009 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/25/2009 AT 10:00 AM ET
Adam Lambert knows that, as a performer with an over-the-top stage act, audiences are going to love him or hate him – and he’s fine with either.
“I could be somebody’s role model, but on the flip side I could be somebody’s worst nightmare at the same time,” the singer, 27, tells Popeater. “You never know how you’re going to affect people, being in this position.”
Right now, the “nightmare” tag seems to be predominant among many, since his overtly sexual show at the American Music Awards on Sunday infamously caused ABC to cancel Lambert’s morning-show performance a couple days later.