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Is "Idol" alum Alex Lambert homeless? rep says NO!

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Lambert tweeted that he has been living on the streets since finishing appearing on Simon Fuller’s Hulu reality series If I Can Dream, which wrapped its first season in October.

Former American Idol star yesterday admitted on his Twitter account that he is homeless. But a spokesperson for the aspiring singer has gunned down that stuff, insisting all is well with Lambert and that he has plenty of money to live on.

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Lambert tweeted that he has been living on the streets since finishing appearing on Simon Fuller’s Hulu reality series If I Can Dream, which wrapped its first season in October.

Is Alex homeless?
“Alright so I didn’t want to bring my person life to my fans but I’m about to freak out if I don’t tell yall the truth!” Lambert, the top 16 finisher who competed on the Idol’s ninth season, tweeted yesterday, according to UsMagazine.

"Alex is not homeless," adding that "he's been crashing on friends' couches while looking for an apartment, but he's getting a retainer and working on [new music] demos." -- A rep for XIX Entertainment, who's working with Lambert

“Ever since IICD ended I’ve been kinda homeless! Sleepin on the street and behind buildings.”

His above tweet was followed by a series of other Twitter posts, where the 20-year-old singer said that he’s “usually a strong person but I can’t take it anymore.” He continued: “I just want my fans to know that I’m not an American Idol type person!” further adding, “I just want y’all to know the truth!”

Reps insist Alex working on a new music project
But a rep for the singer has rubbished it to Entertainment Weekly, saying: "He's not homeless. I don't know where that came from. He's on a retainer, and he's getting money every month. He's working on demos. He's with writers, he's working on music."

Also a rep for XIX Entertainment, who's working with Lambert, said: "Alex is not homeless," adding that "he's been crashing on friends' couches while looking for an apartment, but he's getting a retainer and working on [new music] demos."

Alex’s series of homeless-talking tweets continued
"I have been crashin behind buidings and sleepin outside but I dont want nobody to feel sorry for me!," Lambert continued tweeting.

But the rep added: “He’s not homeless. How could he be texting? How could he be going into recording studio and sleeping on the streets? There’s no record deal yet, but hopefully these demos something could come from that.”

Lambert’s rep attributed the singer’s twitter comments to a "bad day."

Alex regrets homeless tweets
Hours after his “homeless” tweets, Lambert took to his Twitter account again, this time writing: “I’m a grown ass man. I’ve had so much help out here in LA! I just want to do things on my own! I have places to stay I just don’t want to be a burden on anyone! I have money! And soon I will have a place to stay! I just wanted to let y’all know! I’m not some rich spoiled kid! That I’ve had to hustle and grind and I don’t mind sleepin on the street as long as I get my chance! Because I will not take it for granted! I hope y’all understand. Sorry for the miscommunication. I’m just fine!”

He finished with: "I regret posting all that! Everything'll be fine!"