The star brought some bedroom moves to the stage during his performance of "For Your Entertainment," the first single from his album of the same name – dragging a female backup dancer by the leg, simulating fellatio with a male dancer and kissing an androgynous male keyboardist. Adam noted to Rolling Stone after the performance that the lucky keyboardist was straight.
The racy performance may have been too much for ABC – during some portions of the performance, the camera cut away from Adam's moves during the East Coast broadcast.
At least one celeb had to turn off the TV — Sherri Shepherd, who Tweeted, "Did Adam Lambert just grind some dude's head in his crotch…. TO MY NIECE… GO TO BED NOW!
"And did Adam Lambert slip the tongue to one of his dancers???? Whoa… Celibate woman here… turning off t.v. now… somebody else recap," she continued.
The AMAs were a show full of wild moments, including Lady Gaga performing with a flaming piano after smashing a mirror and then later smashing liquor bottles onto it. Amongst the other unexpected moments were on-stage stumbles by Jennifer Lopez during her performance of new single "Louboutins," where she momentarily fell before picking herself back up and launching back into the performance, and by Lambert and presenter Kate Hudson.
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