Astro Sort of Revokes Apology, Believes X Factor Results were "Jiggy"

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Perhaps Astro is not so sorry after all.

Less than a week after sulking over his placement in the bottom two of Thursday's results show, and just a couple days after apologizing for his immature behavior, this 15-year old X Factor contestant is speaking out yet again.

And he's telling The New York Post the show was "punishing" him for an off-camera dispute in which Astro insisted on wearing Beats headphones even though the show has a deal with Sony.

Astro on The X Factor

“I don’t see how you can have the most followers on Twitter out of everybody in the competition and get voted in the bottom two," Astro aid. "So, I thought something was jiggy.”

Simon Cowell berated the finalist, saying his actions last week showed "disrespect" to his mom. But Astro insists his mother was behind him all the way.

"She knew what was going on,” he says. “She was tellin’ me, ‘Just leave. You need to leave and go home.’ It’s stupid, you know. But I told my mom, ‘Let’s at least try it one more time. Let’s get one more week in.’"

Meaning, what? Astro will walk away this week if he's again in the bottom pair? It's unclear, but Astro defends his attitude by saying The X Factor is a "competition."

“We are all fighting to stay here. How you going to say I’m cocky? Muhammad Ali does this. It’s not cocky, it’s confidence," he says. "Where I am from, I had to fight every day just to keep my name, Astro. I had to battle every day with someone on the corner. On the way to school, on the way everywhere... I am not backing down.”

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I understand that he was was upset and should have not been so disrespectful but can u fault the boy for keeping it real????no matter what the outcome him going home or whatever he said his true feelings and I respect him he believes in what he believes it may have been the best way to do so but hey....we don't know what happened behind the scenes...I respect him for his total honesty as I said he could have done it in a better way but he kept it real

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I love listening to him rap. I'm 32 and never liked rap music but if you listen to his lyrics they're really cleaver. I'm going to miss not seeing him on the show. As for the temper tantrum. Who on this blog ever threw a fit as a 15 year old kid!!! If anyone speaks up they're lying!!!!!

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If this brat nut astro not eliminated tonight bye x factor

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Astro is disrespectfull cocky little shit. His rap is not good. He needs to b voted off.

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Astro seems very talented but can he really sing, don,t think I want to listen to him do rap not worthgoing to concert for I think he could problay really sing please let him give it a try and he might made it all the way but if he don,t actually sing he is not going to make it to the top

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a bully, a brat what are we teaching our kids, thanks god mine are grown.shame on the judges, the show to allow this, so sad for ratings, the kids can't sing a lick.......

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At least eminem can sing he doesn't only rap he sings verses Astro is a brat should have went last week. If he doesn't this week I will be pissed because the remainder of singers have a lot more talent and poise.

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He's nothing special, shouting lyrics is amateur. It will be a while before he learns to flow the rhymes with the right tone and inflection. He hasn't developed any unique delivery so all he has is his funky attitude to stand out. I say he needs his a$$ beat. BTW that bad attitude is probably a defense mechanism because he is ill equipped to deal with the pressure to deliver on national TV. Honestly if he tried to come up any other way, he would of failed by now...X-factor is trying to market this guy knowing he will fail.

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Astro had a meltdown, but he didn't disrespect the fans. In his mind, the fans had voted for him and the producers had altered the votes. They might have - we'll never know for sure. Astro has shown amazing talent writing his songs week after week with positive lyrics. Hopefully LA Reid will sign him to his label once this competition is over. For all the haters, this young man is not going back to the hood. Take your mid-life crisis elsewhere and quit putting down our youth that are being constructive with their lives.

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Do what your mother told you and just leave the show.. you don't need them. You don't have to show any respect or gratitude.. for what ??? Allowing you to expose your talent to millions of people on national television?? Puhlease!! You can do better on the street corners back in the hood. What a great lesson in seizing an opportunity you're learning. Bash em in the mouth with disrespect when they disrespect you. And the next time you end up in the bottom 2..... just walk off and go home.. you don't need that nonsense. Show us all just how "hard" you are and continue to show no Gratitude, no respect and no appreciation. Astro NOT!

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Brian Bradley Picture Brian Bradley goes by the name "Astro" on The X Factor. He has advanced to the first-ever final 12 on Simon Cowell's singing competition.... More »
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