Astro Apologizes More Humbly for His Attitude on 'X Factor' Elimination

Astro Apologizes More Humbly for His Attitude on 'X Factor' Elimination

Comparing himself to Muhammed Ali, the 15-year-old admitted that he thought he knew everything but the truth is he was wrong.

"The X Factor (US)" contestant Astro regrets his attitude on Thursday, November 17 show when he was put on the bottom two. The 15-year-old rapper took to his Facebook page to say how sorry he was for saying he did not want to perform anymore if he was not fully appreciated.

"I seriously apologize to my fans, what I said and my emotions weren't directed toward you. I'm 15 and I think I know everything, but the truth is, I don't, and I handled the situation wrong! Win or lose next week, I will make you all proud!" he wrote.

He went on comparing himself to boxing legend Muhammed Ali, writing "I believed I was being mistreated, and in the moment I thought about Ali's moment. I want to be the new ambassador for Hip-Hop and a leader of a new young movement of positive kids, but to be that I must have Integrity and Honor first!"

"People are saying I'm 'cocky' and 'arrogant', well maybe I have watched too many Muhammed Ali films or maybe I grew up having to fight my way home everyday or battle on street corners of Brooklyn for respect. My guards are always up, and maybe I took the situation too heavy," he concluded.

Astro was in the bottom position along with Stacy Francis whom the judges eventually sent home. Simon Cowell made the determining vote but he warned Astro first that he did not like his attitude. But based on the chance of winning, Cowell picked Francis to send home.




    Nov 21, 2011

    Astro is a 15 year old boy. He is learning how to be a grown up every day just like every body else did and do during their teens. Forgive him for his immaturity. Let's see how he meets this challenge.

    Nov 20, 2011

    You using too many excuses and allot of stories you are 15 and rude and no respects for elders. I hope this will be a wake up call for you.YO YO YO you will be off the show by the next two weaks and YO YO YO YO You lost fans

    Nov 20, 2011

    Kind of agree with Astro If American places u in the bottom 2, you would be pissed off 2 and not want to sing for them. I would have been pissed off 2 but its 5 million dollars in stake, i wouldn't off pissed off other ppl

    Nov 20, 2011

    He is 15 years old and he showed it. Is he talented? Yes. Is he $5 million contract talented? Not even close yet.

    Nov 20, 2011

    i cant belive his soo mean to simon cow and the other mentors and yea and so mean 15 year old!

    Nov 20, 2011

    Astro is this generations version of Bob Dylan. Don't apologize, in 50 years; there will be no memory of xfactor, other than xfactors connection to you. Keep up good work.

    Nov 20, 2011

    Foolish little uneducated had the world in the palm of your hand and threw it all away.

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