Astro Gets Eliminated From X Factor; Camp Keeps Mum on Jay-Z Signing Him
The Astronomical Kid’s run on X Factor finally came to an end last night, but perhaps the best is yet to come for the teenage sensation.
The 15-year-old rap prodigy from Brownsville, Brooklyn was voted off the show and failed to move into the final five contestants. Immediately following his elimination, however, rumors sparked that Jay-Z had signed him to Roc Nation.
Collin West, Astro’s step-father and manager, would neither confirm or deny the rumor when XXL reached out to him this morning, only offering with a laugh:
“We can’t talk about anything right now.”
West did state that Astro will be doing a full day of press in Los Angeles today, before returning to his hometown of New York City tomorrow. He also confirmed that Astro has already been booked on The Wendy Williams Show.
Perhaps that’s why the cocky, pint-sized MC seemed to take his elimination in stride.
“Hey, man, it’s for the better,” Astro told the show’s host Steve Jones after being cut. “The only reason I’m mad is ’cause I don’t get to see my girl that lives in Cali, but I will be back. … I love my time. I’ve gained a lot of fans.” –Mark Lelinwalla