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Adam Lambert: 'Can You Get Off Your Phone?'

Adam Lambert: 'Can You Get Off Your Phone?'

Adam Lambert looks rocker chic as he shoots an interview at the Kimberly Hotel’s rooftop lounge Upstairs in New York City on Monday (February 15).

At the 28-year-old entertainer’s iheartradio secret show last night at NYC’s PC Richard & Son Theater, Adam had to ask a chatty cell phone talker standing up front to get off the phone while he sang over her!

“You’re not watching TV, honey – it’s a live show!” he said before starting a performance of “Whataya Want From Me?” for a second time.

At the G-Star fashion show earlier tonight, Adam addressed the phone situation, telling, “Oh, it’s all out there already. I don’t need to bring it up again. Every media outlet out there already picked it up!”

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  • victoria

    That was very funny but very DIVA.

  • whoa

    wow. what a jerk. you know, sometimes people call friends and family who wish they could be at the show to let the hear what’s going on. i’ve had several friends call me from concerts and said to me “hey! listen!” and held the phone up so i could hear a song or two.

  • FroFro

    People are too obsessed with being on their phones or texting all the time. Not everything needs to be documented, talked about, and especially in the middle of someone’s intimate performance! Good on you Adam!

  • alison

    i saw this on the front page of yahoo i don’t see what the big deal is he wasn’t being mean he was laughing it was funny

  • Ilia

    That c**t should have been slapped. Why would you go to a concert, stand front and center, and then chat on the phone? So friggin’ rude.

  • suzieq

    it was a small acoustic set being taped – not a large concert where anyone on the phone would not be heard or noticed. It’s like the phone ringing at a wedding or funeral – very disrespectful to everyone else.

  • Jack

    Good point…except this person was yelling into their phone…not holding it up for the person on the other side of the call to listen. There was nothing wrong with the way he handled this situation.

  • SDR

    LOL. That girl was rude. Cell phone users in general have the worst etiquette. Yelling into your phone during an intimate acoustic number at a small concert that’s being taped for radio stations? RUDE! I love that Lambert called her out.

  • jamie

    Good for him. Somebody had to do it.

  • Erin

    He looks hot in that pic. He has pretty eyes.

  • jamie

    @whoa: This person was yelling into their phone while everyone else was quiet and trying to enjoy the moment. My friend was at the concert and she could hear the chick and said that it was pretty obnoxious.

  • lisa v.

    @woah It was a stripped acoustic show that was being filmed. Yakking away on your phone in the front row so the artist can see you is rude and distracting. It also totally ruins the recording for everyone else to hear. I think Adam handled it perfectly.

  • Divine Goddess

    LMFAO!!! he is HILARIOUS. a true diva indeed. i just LOVE the way he phrased it. good on him. how rude of her

  • Mel

    In one of the fan youtubes from the show you can clearly hear her talking on and off for a full minute before Adam finally stopped her. For anyone who thinks she was just briefly saying hey listen, um no. She gabbed and gabbed while Adam was trying to do a soft acoustic rendition of his single that was being taped for further promo. And even with that, he was actually kinda sweet if a little snarky about it. Hell, if I had been next to her in the audience, he wouldn’t have had to, I woulda bitchslapped her rude ass into the next state. Go Adam!

  • Mia

    LOL Adam I love you so much!!

  • Jory

    he asked her with class and was so polite as always , in the other side she was disrespectful to talk out loud in intimate concert while the artist is singing !! if she don’t appreciate his talent she can easily Get out !! will give anything to see him perform live “sigh”

  • staciegirlie

    @whoa: Do you really think that’s what happened? Rumor has it the girl was trying to order a pizza during a live, acoustic performance that was being professionally recorded by the radio station.

  • Kelly

    Haha good on him! I would’ve done the same thing.

  • staciegirlie

    You know what’s the most unbelievable thing about this situation? Is that people actually feel this girl was justified in being this rude by yelling on the phone during a quietly set performance.

  • FroFro

    Has the cell phone girl said anything about it? Did Adam say anything to her privately after the show? Just curious. People should take a lesson from this. I hate it when people yabber away on their phones in public. Its rude.

  • Kelly

    good for him


    @FroFro: I agree FroFro (whom I know, know, I think (-:). Cell phone abusers have the worst manners, and Adam had every right to demand her silence in his typical sweet-and-sour diva-like way. (-:

  • WTF

    If you rewind and listen to it a couple of times you can hear Adam F***k-up the song and used the phone situation to cover it up.




    At least do you journalism properly Just Jared.

    Promoting manners FTW. He is AMAZING.

  • lol

    @WTF:And if you watch the FULL video you will HEAR the on her cellphone SHOUTING into it like a yob. They were planning to do 3 takes of WWFM anyway so try again.

  • Terry

    @FroFro: She was escorted out for being a smartas$ and acted like one on her FB afterwards bragging about being that girl, like it’s something to brag about lmao wtf.


    @whoa: SHE made the call and was SHOUTING into it. Watch the FULL video. This only comes at the end of the song about 10 seconds away from the ending. She was plain RUDE and everyone kept looking at her to shut up. Watch the full vid people.




  • Pandora

    He’s looking hot as always. I don’t think he was snarky in the least. I listened to the full vid and can’t imagine what the twit was thinking. Beyond rude! I think he handled it perfectly well.


    @ LOL
    I watched it 10 or 15 times over and over and I must be deaf because I do not hear the girl yelling on the phone I do hear a lot of unnecessary hooting and hollering from the fans tho’..( all while he/she was trying to sing) oh, but they must have wanted to be recorded, huh?

  • JG

    The on her phone was YELLING into it. She was then escorted out of the building for being a smartas.s instead of turning her phone off. You’d think she would be embarrassed but she went on her FB and started bragging about it. Umm who does that lmfao.


    fixed link

    He is AMAZING

  • FroFro

    Hey T! You dont show up at the regular places anymore! ~waves~ Come around more!

  • no

    Nope it was only one person and she made the call bragging about the front row seats she’d bragged. Everyone was looking at her to shut up. He called her out 10 secs before the end – she still acted like a stupid smartass afterwards.

  • o9s

    LOL. That was hilarious, classy, polite and fierce all at the same time.

  • Brooke

    Adam, I love you more each day.

  • kk

    Adam is f-n SASSY as hell. He is also f-n sweet. EVERYONE who meets him has said this. Everyone.

    Mike Ruiz: “Adam Lambert is one of the coolest people I’ve ever worked with (he’s worked with EVERYONE) hysterical sense of humor!”

    “I love working for Adam bc what you see is what you get, he is plain NICE, always has been”

    “Adam Lambert is a DOLL. Too sweet for words.”

    FACT: she was a rude and he called her out on it finally at the end of his song. FABULOUS, classy and polite even with a HEAD COLD.

  • HA!!!

    Omg that was so sassy lol. Love it. As a performer I wanted to step into the screen and slap that girl. He was so polite about it.

  • jKingston

    This small intimate acoustic gig was being FILMED for a PROMO.

    That girl was plain rude, during and after. He was awesome and classy when he finally called her out. The audience were relieved too.

  • um

    @WTF: WRONG. How could he “start off” when this was 15 seconds before the ending?

    Him and the band were panning to do 3 takes of this to begin with so again, your comment makes NO sense lmfao.

  • facts

    This was a secret acoustic gig filmed for a promo. This one girl in the front row made a call in the middle & he only called her out 15 secs before the end. She was literally SHOUTING into her phone [watch the full vid] bragging about blagging front row tickets while eveyrone was looking at her to shut up. Instead of turning her phone off she started mouthing off at the security & was escorted out for being a smartass. She then went on her FB & started BRAGGING like it’s something to brag about.

  • m

    ok ,ya she shouldn’t have been on the phone.. But, WHO THE HELL DOES HE THINK HE IS? He really needs to shrink his head a little bit more !!!!!!!!!

  • James

    Hahahaha. Nice.

  • FroFro


    Umm… He is the performer of whose concert she was interupting so rudely. Who the hell does she think SHE is?

  • brightside

    Quite right, too. It’s ignorant people like that, that stop others from enjoying the performance. Leave the phone at home and go to enjoy the show. Should have rammed the phone somewhere painful. And kicked her out.

  • Ben

    Lambert handles himself well, always. What sort of muppet yells into a phone during a soft, intimate acoustic performance? Let alone makes a call in the middle of a secret gig to begin with? People have no manners and sense of awareness these days.

  • MomTerryLady

    @whoa: I don’t think she was merely holding her phone for the person to hear. She was actually talking continuously and loudly while he was trying to sing. He had every right to stop and ask her to please not do that. She was being rude, plain and simple.

  • lol

    i can’t believe this chick went on her FB bragging like she was famous then went on Z100 w a diff story wtf!!! she aint no fan shes a troll. or just an obnoxious entitled fan

  • Boo

    She had to yell because no one else would shut the f**k up.