Adam Lambert Responds To Clay Aiken's Blogs: ‘If He Wants To Ride My Coattails, Good For Him'

Adam Lambert has no hard feelings after "American Idol" Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken bashed him then apologized over a series of blog posts late last week.

"I don't know Clay," Adam told Access Hollywood on Thursday morning after performing on the "Today Show." "I'm glad he's getting headlines now though, because he wasn't before."

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Last week, Clay hit his official blog, and slammed Adam, this season's runner-up. Clay revealed he only watched one episode of the FOX reality series all season, and it was the one where Adam Lambert took on Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire."

"At that moment, [I] thought my ears would bleed. Contrived, awful, and slightly frightening," Clay wrote.

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A day later, Clay hit his blog again, to apologize for his comments.

"I do apologize to Adam for my colorful (and negative) choice of words. I hope he can forgive me," Clay wrote. "I imagine he doesn't give a damn! :-) God knows he shouldn't."

And it appears Adam didn't actually mind.


"If he wants to ride my coattails about it, good for him," Adam told Access, giving Clay the thumbs up sign.

Adam also told Access he wasn't unnerved by the news that AT&T employees handed out cell phones at two pro-Kris Allen "American Idol" parties in Arkansas during the final round of the competition show, and showed people how to send multiple texts at once.

"There are plenty of standards and practices set up where they make sure that there's no, foul play. And I don't think it's a conspiracy," Adam told Access. "I think people are making a big deal out of nothing. A couple of employees handed out a couple of phones and showed people how to use them. I don't think that's a conspiracy of any kind."

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