Lambert Gets Slap Happy with Photog, Is Accused of Battery

by | September 17, 2010 at 1:32 PM | American Idol, Celebrities, TV News

Adam Lambert (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

Adam Lambert (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)


I’m not sure what’s more shocking about this latest Glambert Incident – Adam Lambert physically attacking a photographer or the hideous touristy outfit he’s wearing? Both are equally offensive, if you ask me.

A paparazzo is accusing the ‘American Idol‘ runner up of simple battery after Lambert ran toward him “in an aggressive manner” and tackled him to the ground on Miami Beach Thursday.

It’s no wonder the singer didn’t want his picture taken: He was wearing, I kid you not, baggy aqua long-shorts, a tan straw hat with (gasp) a logo on it, an oddly-patterned black and white tank top and (final gasp) black flip-flops – not exactly the fashion forward, avant-garde rock star look he normally goes for. One minute he was snapped throwing out the peace sign, then the next, he was on top of the photographer; see shots of the get-up and the throw-down here.

Lambert, 28, hit his Twitter page on Thursday with this Tweet: “Eeew paparazzi killed my peaceful afternoon on the beach!” And this: “They’re real good at provoking, but there ain’t any pics or video of the bs they spew out.”

TMZ reports that the Miami Beach Police Department is investigating the incident. According to the site, the photographer, 38-year-old Victor Eras, is accusing the pop star of misdemeanor battery.

Lambert then wrote Friday morning: “Battery? Nope. I attempted to grab a camera, no punches were thrown and no one was on the ground…. It was literally harmless. If embarrassment is a crime- thats all I’m guilty of.”

As for that awful outfit? Lambert Tweeted: “Hahha the photos are hilarious !! Lol please everyone forgive me for that hat. – I was attempting a disguise- clearly failed. Hahah”

Life’s not always a beach even for the rich and famous, now is it?

What do you think of the incident? And of his outfit? Dying to hear your comments.