Clay Aiken Not Blaming Label for Axing Him

Clay Aiken

The runner of 'American Idol' season 2 insists he has no hard feeling toward his former boss at the RCA Records.

Clay Aiken is adamant he doesn't "blame" the record bosses who axed him from his former label, admitting they had a difficult job marketing him to fans. The singer shot to fame on the second series of "American Idol" in 2003, and was quickly snapped up by RCA Records after coming second in the TV talent contest.

He released five albums under the Sony imprint - only two of which consisted of original material - before he parted ways with the company in 2008. But Aiken insists he has no hard feelings towards his former bosses - insisting they "did the best they could".

He tells Us Weekly, "I don't blame anybody. If I were the folks at RCA and I got handed someone like me... and I didn't get to choose them, I wouldn't know what the hell to do either. They did the best they could for no track record for Idol. To some extent, there was an effort to try to make me what a pop star is supposed to look like, sound like and be like, instead of having too much opportunity to do what I should be doing."



    Jun 26, 2010

    That is a false headline and I hope you get called out for it. Everyone knows that Clay was not "axed" from RCA. Why in the world would Clay want to renew a contract with a label that didn't know what to do with him. Shame on you for lying!

    Jun 26, 2010

    Clay's contract expired after he gave them the 5 albums. He wasn't axed. You're jerks for saying that!

    Jun 24, 2010

    HUH? I don't see anything in your actual article to support the headline. What gives?

    Jun 24, 2010

    Clay and RCA parted...Clay did not get Axed!!!!! You need to report accurately... Clay sold close to 7 million CD's, on the RCA label. I wouldn't call that bad at all....

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