If you’ve been following Adam Lambert for a while, they you are probably already a little bit aware of what has been going when it comes to “Beg For Mercy” — an album put out without Adam’s knowledge based largely on tracks he worked on five years ago. (Over the past several weeks, we have decided against writing about the story in order to keep the disc from getting any additional publicity — but now the case has reached the point where it merits some additional discussion.)
Basically, we can sum up what is going on by saying the following — a company known as Colwel Platinum Entertainment has filed a lawsuit against Adam claiming that he violated a Music Services Agreement and a Co-publishing Agreement by finding success on “American Idol,” continuing his career elsewhere, and for helping to get the album removed from Amazon.com last month. While they never come out and say it, the suit attempts to also suggest that the singer, by having an operating agreement with their camp, was actually in some way ineligible to appear on “Idol” when he auditioned in 2008.
While some of the jargon here in the suit sounds in ways troublesome, you have to remember something — this is only one side of the story. Adam has not addressed this issue at lengthy, but he did post a message Saturday on his Twitter account:
“Remember [that] in any dispute, reserve judgement until all the facts surface from ALL parties. Guilt and innocence come with a complete story.”
Adam is currently overseas preparing for a surprise at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards, so is likely not going to be making any major comments on this story until next week — but for now, we can take this comment as a sign that there is plenty more information to come out from his perspective on the story.