Astro, Watch Out — You're Not Forgiven For Your 'X Factor' Outburst

Thu, December 1, 2011 4:05pm EST by 64 Comments
Astro X Factor

Viewers are furious Astro, the teen rapper with a bad attitude, is still being praised by the judges on ‘The X Factor’ — but he’s only a 15-year-old kid!

Last night’s Michael Jackson-themed episode of The X Factor was certainly flawed, in that most of the contestants had their weakest performances of the season. However, the majority of HollywoodLifers are still upset about Astro‘s outburst a couple weeks ago and say they will stop watching the show if he doesn’t get eliminated this week. 

Here is just  sampling of the hundreds of comments we’ve received about Astro:

Robert Tyler: just took x factor off of my tivo list. The fact that the judges let astro stay on the show is an absolute disgrace. I wont watch again until he is gone.

JM: ASTRO should go. Paula says he could win it!! What the hell is she on. The kid won’t sing and make his own songs. His own words,, hell if they so t say what song. He is suppose to sing, I would never know what the hell he was saying or trying to sing. I don’t think he could even sing at all.

Leah: God please get rid of that ASTRO kid!!!! SO ANNOYING!!!!!

Susan: Astro is a punk and a terrible role model for kids who are watching him-gives the wrong message-he should have been booted off of the show-the fact that he wasn’t tells me that there are a LOT of BRATS out there voting for him because they all think it is ok to act that way–he should have never made it to the show-he was a cocky brat right from the start and I pity any professionals who have to work with him in the future because he will only get worse!

Here’s the thing. We don’t support Astro’s bad attitude at all, but we’re willing to cut him a break. He seems like he’s really sorry for pitching a fit about being in the bottom two a couple weeks ago. Plus, like we said before, he’s just a kid — a kid who’s a prodigy and deserves a second chance. Additionally, it doesn’t seem Astro has the best parental influence. Even though his step-dad seems really cool, his mom has a chip on her shoulder. We think his attitude problem is learned from her and hopefully, the judges will shake him out of it.

What do YOU think? Does Astro deserve another chance or should he get the boot this week?

More Astro!

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  3. ‘X Factor’ Results: Should Rapper Astro Have Been Sent Home For Rudeness?

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Dave

Posted at 2:55 PM on December 4, 2011  

Astro will likely still get a record deal from X Factor’s producer, Sony Music. Sony reserves the right to have first shot at signing non-winners. Both Simon Cowell’s (Syco Music) and LA Reid’s (Epic Records) record labels are under Sony Music. While he can’t be signed until 3-6 months after the winner is announced, chances are neither Simon or LA Reid will allow another record label to scoop him up.

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Yala

Posted at 12:54 PM on December 4, 2011  

Yall racists man,,jus coz u dnt understand his music dosnt mean his nt talented,wats this jail tlk jus coz he is a black teenager dosent mean e wil end up in jail u shud b ashamed man this the 21st century CATCHUP,,,bring back hip hop astro

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Dave

Posted at 3:01 PM on December 4, 2011  

Chances are, Astro will never step foot inside a jail. Besides the fact that he’ll legally earn a lot of money as a result of his competition on X Factor, his mother is a teacher and he appears to have been raised in a good family.

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Jason

Posted at 12:15 AM on December 4, 2011  

@sledge, look up “ad hominen attack” and then come back and try to have a mature discussion

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dm

Posted at 5:30 AM on December 3, 2011  

it is typical of the brat mentality of the stars especially the rappers. they think they are great and they are not. jayz kayne west they are all the same. pick out others rhihanna for example all autotuned no real talent it is a joke.

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Jan Jameson

Posted at 4:00 PM on December 2, 2011  

I am so glad to see Astro booted off the show. He’s an overindulged little brat who everyone of the Judges allowed to dictate terms to the adults. Go home and learn some respect for your elders, punk. His Mom should have kicked his fanny long ago and stopped telling this little prima dona how wonderful he is! At the rate Astro is going he’ll be a drug lord in Brooklyn with his own goon squad before he’s 16.

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MW

Posted at 10:34 PM on December 2, 2011  

Wow, a drug dealer? What’s up with you guys and the racist stereotypes?

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Dave_Memphis

Posted at 3:44 PM on December 2, 2011  

Who will go next? I’m guessing Marcus, Chris, and Josh will be in the bottom three next week with Marcus and Chris being eliminated. Not necessarily my choices for elimination, but its my prediction.

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sanny

Posted at 11:03 AM on December 2, 2011  

why r u saying these horrible stuff at least he can rap and he writes his own songs and I would of done the same if I was him because with his talent I wont know why im in the bottom 2 anyway so give him a break because he is probably better that all of u giving the nasty comments.Think before u speak I know he didnt but his still young and learning and in the future he will be a great gentlemen.

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Dave_Memphis

Posted at 10:57 AM on December 2, 2011  

The majority Hollywood Lifers may dislike Astro, but they probably love the Kardashians. Regardless of whether or not someone likes rap, young Brian Bradley, aka Astro, showed a young person doing something constructive with his life and showed immense talent for his age by not only writing his lyrics each week, but flawlessly performing. Unlike the other contestants, Astro never had a bad week according to the comments of the judges. What have the Kardashians done other than put out a sex tape, stage rediculous weddings, and ramp and rave every time one of them gets pregnant.

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nats

Posted at 10:38 AM on December 2, 2011  

LA Ried is a two faced hater. He rags on Drew for singing the same style every week yet he praises Astro for wearing the same hoodie, headphones and glasses, rapping the same crap every week. Thankfully Astro is gone but Drew is also so what is LA to do?

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Dave_Memphis

Posted at 11:33 AM on December 2, 2011  

Drew has been boring throughout the competition. She has a great voice, but boring to watch.

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shawn

Posted at 10:33 AM on December 2, 2011  

First of all the kid is 15, I am pretty sure that most of the people commenting on him; had outburst as children as well….And cocky?? What Major artist, “especially rapper”, is not cocky? And to those who say he cant sing, he has never claimed to be a great singer. The X Factor is about having what it takes to succeed in the industry, not be the best singer.
He is a rapper, not a singer……I also think he is one of the most creative artist to grace that stage, and will be much more successful than some of the people that are still left after his elimination….He is real, emotional, and does have talent as a “rapper”, so get over the fact that a CHILD was acting childish when he was emotionally distraught.

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Sharon

Posted at 10:48 AM on December 2, 2011  

Well said. He is a teenage kid going through puberty and smelling himself. He handled himself like most boys. Most people don’t understand rap nor did they listen to his lyrics because if they had they would understand that this guy if totally gifted with the written word. Whew! I am a grouwn up and would totally listen to his music. As a matter of fact, I taped Wednesday’s show and listened and watch his version of Black and White and he was nothing short of phenomenal. Oh yea, he will be heard from again. Astro rocks!

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gametightbullys

Posted at 4:54 AM on December 2, 2011  

Yo stro u did your thing sun keep your head up all these people haten don’t no hip hops future

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Ana

Posted at 3:16 AM on December 2, 2011  

GHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETO!

Adios.

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steve

Posted at 2:44 AM on December 2, 2011  

Astro got his wish, He didn’t want to be on the show if he wasn’t the top dog. He has talent, but can anyone else see this kid and his attitude becoming an adult rap star and ending up in trouble? I sure can!

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Sharon

Posted at 10:53 AM on December 2, 2011  

Dude, chill out and quit being racists! Not all young black boys end up in jail. He has supportive parents(two)and will be just fine. He is a 15 year old young boy going through puberty and smelling himself. He will be just fine. But you however need therapy. Listen to Astro’s Black and White lyrics and stop hating because of color.

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Roni

Posted at 2:15 PM on December 2, 2011  

Sharon…are you blind??? steve didn’t say one thing about the color of skin. who’s the racist one now?

 
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Stephany

Posted at 9:48 PM on December 1, 2011  

Astro is an authentic, and amazing artist. Not only is he inccredibly talented hip-hop artist,
but he has great work ethic! What more could a fifteen year old amount to? Shout out to Astro,…
I love your style! Hope to see more soon(;

Stephany-21

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Ben Dover

Posted at 2:51 AM on December 2, 2011  

He’s a punk who got what he brought on for himself. Let his babymomma of a mother lick his wounds at home. I loved how they just dumped him… the people have spoken, you’re the bottom, BOY. Thankfully we don’t have to put up with equally ignorant, one-hit thug LA Reid looking ugly jamming to Astro’s lame and played out, stolen from Kris-Kross style.

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Dave_Memphis

Posted at 11:07 AM on December 2, 2011  

Astro was the favorite of the Fox 13 news team in Memphis. They felt he and Amare were the best performers on Wednesday night and were quick to interview him for their broadcast today. They even announced they were astronaughts. Premature to discount him when one of the biggest recording CEO’s in the world is his mentor – who also just happens to think Astro will be an international star. No doubt he’ll be signed by someone and you’ll be hearing his name over and over again.

 
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Tina

Posted at 9:05 PM on December 1, 2011  

Simon displayed rudeness tonight when he refused to speak…will you stop watching the show? Should he get kicked off the judges table?

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Dave_Memphis

Posted at 11:00 AM on December 2, 2011  

Simon can’t get kicked off the judges table. He owns the show.

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Stephanie

Posted at 8:59 PM on December 1, 2011  

Everyone is so quick to judge when many of our children today are the same way! He’s just a kid that has alot of growing up to do! Everyone gets upset but Astro has his moment and everyone has something negative to say! That kid has talent & regardless If you like it or not he will get signed and become someone!

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ashley

Posted at 8:54 PM on December 1, 2011  

he is a kid!!! he is awesome!! i voted for him and im sad he went home. theres nothing with being hurt and not knowing how to react to it. leave the kid alone

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Tina

Posted at 8:56 PM on December 1, 2011  

Thank you Ashley…I’m so glad there’s someone else out there with an open mind. Thanks! We love you Astro!!!!!

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nats

Posted at 10:41 AM on December 2, 2011  

Kids can be a holes too. No excuse for his behavior, he got what he deserved as far as the show goes. He also got the exposure LA wanted him to have so I’m sure his future is secure.

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Angela

Posted at 8:50 PM on December 1, 2011  

I think that Astro should be forgiven for his outburst. He is just a kid and has a lot of maturing to do. He has great talent and deserves a chance. If he doesn’t win X Factor, I’m sure we will see him again. He is certainly going to get a contract with a music label.

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Tina

Posted at 8:45 PM on December 1, 2011  

I think you all are a bunch of idiots!!! The kid is talented and only human…like neither one of you ever had a bad. So what if you no longer watch….who cares ^^

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Candice

Posted at 8:41 PM on December 1, 2011  

You know I didnt like Astro from the beginning. He was so disrespectful I dont even see how he got through in the first place. On top of that his outburst when he was down to the bottom two. He was trying to refuse to sing because he America didnt vote for him. Those things bothered me along with the way that he only raps and everyone has to change up.. what makes him so special? Then last night it made me mad when he was singing he said it doesnt matter if you are black or white he wouldnt say white, he let the back ground singers say white. I think that was when I realized that I had had enough of him… So glad he is leaving FINALLY!!!!

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Lola

Posted at 10:20 PM on December 1, 2011  

Geezz, he’s just a kid not an adult. You act like you so perfect. Come on, within the next five years, he will realize and improve his behavior.

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sharon

Posted at 10:57 AM on December 2, 2011  

He is not a singer, never professed to be a singer. He is a lyricist and rapper and what he does is RAP!! Jeeze! It is not that serious and trust me, lil homey will be just fine. You on the other hand, need to open your mind to things outside your understanding. That is where growth begins!

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Dave_Memphis

Posted at 11:18 AM on December 2, 2011  

You weren’t listening carefully. He did say black and white multiple times. Listen to his video again. He also wasn’t disrespectful the other week. He thought the producers were punishing him and questioned whether or not they altered the voting. Poor judgement and perhaps immature behavior, but what did he say disrespectful? If millions will watch the queen of sex tapes (Kim Katashian) stage a glamous wedding, they’ll buy Astro’s records.

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Vette

Posted at 8:29 PM on December 1, 2011  

Who really cares, He is fifteen he is still in his youth where he is learning. Take a long look at yourself we are so quick to judge.. Everyone deserve a second chance!! I can guarantee you all of you have had a negative attitude.. So get over it

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Rina

Posted at 8:06 PM on December 1, 2011  

he’s a one trick pony BRAT…hope he goes soon as he clearly isn’t as talented as the others. GO DREW and Rachel. He hasn’t gone out of his comfort zone yet and its doubtful that he can.

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Tina

Posted at 8:54 PM on December 1, 2011  

If you’ve been watching the show Drew hadn’t gone out of her comfort zone either. All of her songs sound the same slow, dragging, and boring!!!

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Anne

Posted at 6:14 PM on December 1, 2011  

Astro will be fine in life without your vote. Have you walked in his shoes? Then sit down and shut up.

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mike

Posted at 9:33 PM on December 1, 2011  

astro is a little punk, with no talent. there are a million other talentless astros on america. they all make me wanna blow chunks all over my hdtv

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jason

Posted at 5:57 PM on December 1, 2011  

He is no prodigy, you could go to the hood and see dozens of kids with better lyrical ability, a better voice, etc. I haven’t seen anything to say he isn’t a dime a dozen rapper.

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sledge

Posted at 9:23 PM on December 1, 2011  

@jason, lemme guess you are one in a million? oh, I get it you are a seasoned talent scout who has nothing better to do than sit in front of his tv screen and talk rubbish. True Astro messed up, but a dime a dozen? thats more than anyone can say about you…

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Felicia

Posted at 4:23 PM on December 1, 2011  

Astro is a racist punk. During his performance he refused to say ‘ it dont matter if your black or white’ . When it came time to day white he lowered his mic and wouldn’t say the words several times. He disgraced Michael Jackson and his kids who watched in the audience. Her needs to go home.

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Katie

Posted at 4:52 PM on December 1, 2011  

I saw that too. He never said the word white. He’s just a little b*tch who needs to go home already. The only reason I’m still watching this show is for Drew, who is amazing, and to see Astro go buh-bye.

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Kail

Posted at 7:04 PM on December 1, 2011  

Excuse me, but had you two been paying attention and attentively watching the show instead of trying to cry racism he clearly repeated the line, “It’s black, It’s WHITE, it’s tough for you to get by…” twice.

 
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Felicia

Posted at 2:24 AM on December 2, 2011  

Yes he did say it’s black or white but everytime it came to the lyric “it doesnt matter if your black or white” he stopped talking after or and put his mic down and didnt say white. MJ’s mom and kids were in the audience and shame on Astro for offending all MJ fans and his family with his racist attitude.

 
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Brysail

Posted at 9:15 AM on December 2, 2011  

First off, I believe he should have been sent home when he threw his fit. Second, he doesn’t sing as do all of the others even if it is out of their comfort zone. (I was surprised how well the other rapper sang). I noticed one night they all rapped but Astro has never sung. By the way the prize is a $5 million contract and if he throws fits he is not ready or in my opinion deserving especially not when there are others trying for the same prize that have not thrown fits (other kids included). Now, as far as saying, black or white who knows I can’t understand anything he says most of the time.
When one gets too this level there in NO room for throwing fits, no ifs, ands or buts.

 
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Dave_Memphis

Posted at 11:22 AM on December 2, 2011  

Finally, someone else who was actually listening to what he said. His entire rap echoed Michael Jackson’s anti-racism message in his black or white song.

 
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Vette

Posted at 8:31 PM on December 1, 2011  

Really, LISTEN again!! this is pretty sad this is about Talent and these young people have talent!!

 
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Astrofan

Posted at 3:58 AM on December 2, 2011  

Astro displayed a lot of emotion before he performed a few weeks ago. I think that it was a learning opportunity for him to see that people will judge you for every move you make, and not just your talent alone. Astro never sings along with any hook that is singing because he is not a singer, but if the hook is a rapping hook he fillings in better, because he is more confident in his rapping, and not his singing. Astro has more white fans that any other race. I don’t think race is an issue on the show. Its just the veiwers negetive perspective.

 
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Dave_Memphis

Posted at 3:41 PM on December 2, 2011  

I know you’re glad that Drew got sent home the same night as Astro. At least Astro went out strong and not bawling like Drew.

 
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dejhamom

Posted at 11:00 PM on December 2, 2011  

I am quite surprise at all the negative comments; and the racist talk about the child not saying “white” come on people, grow up! He had an outburst and he apologised, let it go. I really dont understand rap music either, but my kids do I have 5 of them (16, 10, 8, 5, 3) they all love Astro, they never listen to rap music before so I was quite surprise when they take a liking to this boy, but they say mom listen the message it’s positive, so I did listen and he has always have a positive message. He is gone now so let’s it’s time to forgive. They are all talented and all deserve to win but there can only be one winner, no need to put down anyone..Speaking as a music teacher it I truly believe it is very hard to do what he does, week after week writing and performing his own lyrics. That takes hard work and dedication. I just now (as I am writing this comment) understand his frustration.

 
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dejhamom

Posted at 11:04 PM on December 2, 2011  

Please forgive for all the typos, I hope you understand what I am trying to say

 
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