Astro Apologizes for Behaving “Wrong” on X Factor; Likens Himself to Muhammed Ali


By Michael Lewittes




Astro, the 15-year-old rapper on “X Factor,” took to his Facebook page to say he was sorry for acting like a spoiled brat when landing in the bottom two on Thursday.

At the time, Astro (born Brian Bradley) said he didn’t want to be on the show anymore if he wasn’t fully appreciated. And though he annoyed judges, Simon Cowell, who was visibly annoyed with Astro, reluctantly eliminated Stacy Francis because he believes in the rapper’s potential and talent.

On Saturday, a more humble and apologetic Astro wrote, “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 even tried to explain his bad behavior by comparing himself to boxing legend Muhammed Ali. Astro said, “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 added. What do you think of Astro’s apology?

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