Adam Lambert's rumored sexuality during American Idol and his eventual coming out gay included in cabler VH1's Behind the Music special.

Lambert, who recently tied with Chris Daughtry for a second place finish on Forbes' list of top-earning American Idols, is featured in the Sunday, August 7 episode of Behind the Music.

And in a clip released on Tuesday, Lambert talks about the media hype concerning his sexuality that appeared to engulf the reality show's eighth season.

“The article was speculating whether or not I was gay or not, and whether or not America would vote for a gay idol,” Lambert says, referring to an Entertainment Weekly cover story published as the contest between himself and Kris Allen was coming to a close.

“I remember reading it going, 'Why does it matter? But I guess it does.'”

“It was pretty crazy,” Lambert adds.

Later in the clip, Lambert says he has nothing to hide.

“I wouldn't want to go through my career hiding anything or trying to cover something up. It's just not my style. Sexuality is so sensationalized. Like everybody feels they have to label it and call it out. And I'm proud of it. I'm proud of my sexuality. I have no hangups. I have no shame. But for me, it's not about wearing a t-shirt saying 'gay,'” he says, then adds, “It's Adam.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)