Pop singer Adam Lambert says he chased
down a photographer in Miami Beach last week because he was a “real
After the altercation, the photographer
filed a police report, in which he claims that the 28-year-old singer
became “angry and started running toward him in an aggressive
manner” and wrestled him to the ground forcefully.
The photographer did not sustain any
“bruises or lacerations,” the report concludes.
In an interview on the Fort
Lauderdale-based Nick & Nina Show, the openly gay singer
denied the charge, adding that he was provoked when the photographer
hurled an insult at him, which he refused to repeat.
Lambert explained that he allowed the
paparazzi to photograph him on the beach for about 45 minutes because
it's “part of the gig,” but then asked for his privacy.
“I'm just trying to kick it,”
Lambert said. “And I'm definitely not dressed to be photographed.
I'm not like trying to do a fashion shoot here. I'm just trying to
eat some food and have a pina colada.”
Lambert insisted that despite his
pleas, the photographers refused to leave him alone.
“Finally, I was like, fine, I'm just
going to go because this is like uncomfortable, you know, being like
watched the whole time.”
Lambert, who came out gay last year on
the cover of Rolling Stone, said he thanked the photographers
for ruining his afternoon as he left.
“That one guy … he was in my way
and he said something really rude that I'm not going to repeat to try
to get a reaction out of me, and it worked.”
“I don't know what happened. I kinda
snapped and I grabbed his backpack, I kinda yanked him back, and I
just wanted to grab his camera and kinda yell at him for a minute and
take it away from him. I don't know what I was thinking. I wasn't
“That's all that really happened,”