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Why Were Astro's Headphones Such A Big Deal On X Factor?

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And now it all makes sense!

Actually, it makes what this kid did even MORE effed up!

We reported yesterday EXCLUSIVELY on PerezHilton.com that Astro had caused quite a bit of problems on X Factor this week when he not only acted like a petulant child and refused to perform after being knocked to the bottom two and facing elimination, but also outright disregarded producers when he went on-stage wearing Dr. Dre's Beats headphones around his neck, which the reality competition does not have the right to air due to licensing, and are now probably facing one hell of a fine!

WELL, a Perezcious reader sent us THIS photo (above), which sheds a whole 'lotta light on why this was such an issue - because X Factor clearly has an endorsement deal with a completely different, COMPETING BRAND of headphones by Sony!

So, so not cool! There's NO denying this kid has talent, but clearly, his maturity level and lack of respect for what an opportunity he's been giving leave MUCH to be desired, and when he's costing the network this kind of money out of pure FOOLISHNESS, then we doubt he'll be sticking around much longer!

Which is a REAL SHAME, because we've been rooting for him!

You have a bright future ahead of you, Astro, but if you keep up this kind of nonsense, it will be all over before it really begins for you. We suggest you take a long, hard look at your behavior, and apologize to the X Factor team - before it's too late!

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39 comments to “Why Were Astro's Headphones Such A Big Deal On X Factor?”

  1. 1

    They wanted Ghetto Scum…they got Ghetto Scum.
    I don't see how they can complain when they got exactly what they were looking for.

  2. PHARO says – reply to this



  3. 3

    I believe American Idol has an exclusive agreement with Beats because of their new association with Jimmy Iovine.

  4. @v@ says – reply to this


    Yeah, ok. Where was the X-factor floor manager who was standing with him right before he was cued onstage? It's a kid. Kids need direction. You take off the headphones, pat him on the head, and tell him to break a leg. Blaming a kid on a big production worth millions is baloney.

  5. @v@ says – reply to this


    Follow the money. Maybe Astro had a 'partner.'

  6. 6

    i think they should kick that kid off for not following the rules if nothing else. if he was blatantly told not to wear them and did anyway, he should be punished. They should have blasted him on the stage as well. If he does make it big, he won't listen to anyone and do his own thing. He thinks that he is so good that he will make it in spite of the show. They should let him go ahead and try. No one will want to work with him because of his bad attitude.

  7. 7

    Re: PHARO – You are a racist. They went with the black folks because they were the most talented on the show.

  8. 8

    We all know most black artists go bankrupt and back on food stamps within 2-3 years. Spare the simian jerk the humiliation and send him home to the projects with a year's worth of KFC and grape soda pop.

  9. 9

    Although I think he's a bratty little twat who needs kicking out the comp, I do think its up to the production team to check them before they go on stage to ensure no branding is showing. Its basic common sense. Especially if its sooo important.

  10. 10

    Re: ericmtl

    You're broke living in a trailer park somewhere while this kid is about to make millions, shut the hell up and accept your inadequacies you racist prick

  11. 11

    Re: packers512 – How dare you call me racist you smelly watermelon eater? I only spoke to the truth. What's wrong with trailer parks, huh? Sure beats jail where Astro will be in a few years.

  12. 12

    Re: Elron Hubbard - Con Man – Hillbilly back of the wood Scum played out I guess

  13. 13

    Racist are funny, but mostly just pathetic and overrated. A "Racist" is a hater who uses appearance as a guise to coverup their feeling that the other person sparks in the of inadequacy/ jealousy . So what if they come up with stupid terms to throw around to try to make up for their petiness, I stop taking such mentals seriously a long time ago

  14. 14

    Re: ericmtl – I almost laughed, then I realized you are serious… Now I'm just embarrased for you, the fact you function in that place mentally and are proud of it is pitiful

  15. 15

    I really wish we could have prevented these damn porch monkeys from ever coming to America. They are nothing but criminals and trash.

  16. 16

    Perez, you have a responsibility to monitor these comment walls. To allow such ignorant people to continue to spew venom is offensive.

  17. 17

    I saw this little brats temper tantrum and his attempt to sing, rap or whatever you call it. It was dreadful, Maybe when he is a grown up his attitude and ability will improve. He has a lot to learn.

  18. 18

    Which is it? Is Astro going to be treated as an adult or as a child?

    When he made a mistake by threatening not to perform, everyone boo'd him, and all of the judges reprimanded him like the 14 year old he is.

    But the public's (and judges) expectations are that he's going to act like an adult.

    When adults make mistakes, they apologize and carry on. Simon made a mistake by sending Melanie home. The other judges pressured him, he realized his mistake, and rectified it. Problem solved.

    Astro makes some mistakes, and everyone says he needs to be "punished" like a child. He even apologized, and still, that wasn't enough. No…he needs PUNISHMENT. You people amaze me.

    I think he's awesomely talented. Rap is HARD. If y'all don't know, now you know. (RIP Biggie) Astro pulls triple duty on this show. He has schoolwork to finish, he has 2-3 songs to prepare each week, and he's the only one writing his own lyrics to his own songs, since day one.

    I have a friend in the competition and am voting for that person, but if I didn't, I would be voting for Astro, for sure.

  19. 19

    Send the little dickhead home. We have enough arrogant pricks spitting out rap crap as it is. We don't need anymore.

  20. 20

    I like Astro. He is a brilliant kid. Needs an attitude adjustment… But he IS confident and gifted. I loved Marcus. He seems like a great guy and I was impressed that he is staying true to his core values and not selling out. He is a positive role model!

  21. 21

    His name is unoriginal. I think he got his name from "Astronautalis" who is a white rapper and AMAZING…But Astronautalis has been around before this little thug was even born. WIth that attitude he will end up behind bars in a few years

  22. 22

    Granted, the kid writes his own lyrics. He doesn't sing. The judges slam Drew for being boring and sounding the same week after week. Same can so easily be said about Astro. If he hadn't shown a bit of humility with his tears, I wouldn't be as open minded as I am for next week. If he raps again, it's not fair to praise him unless Drew is also forgiven for her predictability. I'm not even a Drew fan - I pick Melanie and Rachel as the top girls. Josh and Marcus are the two top guys. IMHO

  23. GIGN says – reply to this


    This little negro fuck thinks he can make it in the world

  24. 24

    Again Perez before posting more inflammatory comments fed to you by the X Factor Production team can you get someone to do some moderating regarding the racist comments that come up on the comments.

    Further to this, this is a ridiculous story. How many 14/15 year olds really have a full understanding of contracts surrounding product placement?

    It's a failing of the production staff to make sure he wasn't wearing them before going on stage..entirely within their control. Therefore sloppy control over the production of the programme. Then to feed stories to blogs such as yours that it was his fault is idiotic.

    You should know better.

  25. 25

    Astrole's momma needs to be beaten for crapping out such an arrogant, direspectful, ugly piece of monkey crap, and then releasing it for people to put up with. That little turd is pretty offensive.

  26. 26

    U all don't get it? Beats by Dr Dre r by Dr Dre. Astro rhymes, therefore when Astro gets voted off, who will b knocking at Astro's mommas door? Dr Dre u dumb f**ks! Astro seems alot smarter than u so call adults in here arguing with each other.

  27. 27

    I think Josh should be voted off. He is hard to look at Typical white trash beer belly that does not bathe.

  28. 28

    but really, who cares! Who cares if this kid shows a little dissent? Shows a little dissent toward the producers of some ridiculously overblown show, even if it does perhaps get in the way of his stardom, who CARES? You act as if you're personally offended, WHO. CARES. WHO CARRRRES.

  29. @v@ says – reply to this


    Seems to me that the show staff has the responsibility to oversee what a fourteen year old kid does or doesn't wear onstage in front of millions of viewers, and this all seems like a PR controversy stunt to me. Accidental branding? Yeah, ok then.

  30. 30

    astro is a thug a punk he sucks i will not vote for him he leaving on wednesday

  31. 31

    Re: Ranchhand – i love everything you said he is a punk and more

  32. 32

    Re: Ranchhand – i love everything you said he is a punk and moreRe: Snookietoes – WHAT ARE YOU ON DRUGS ARE YOU SEROIUS YOU MUST OF BEEN WATCHING ANOTHER X FACTOR OR

  33. 33

    he is not worth a 5 million dollar contract. he is a gimmick and will be forgotten as soon as the show is over.

  34. 34

    HA! I'm glad he chose to wear whatever he wanted! Consumerism is disgusting! All these endorsement deals are exactly where all this greed and control are coming from. Fk their apology!

  35. 35

    Re: ericmtl – dude thats some funny shit;)

  36. 36

    long live capitalism..without it all u hippies will starve;)

  37. 37

    Re: hollyoreilly – nobody put a gun to this kids head to be there..his granmama should of taught him better.. Its just he has this lazy "u people owe me" bullshit attitude society sees all blak folks havin. were tired of all the white guilt in this country. the only reason astro is still there is cuz fox didnt want a riot. ever since rod king..america is scared of blaks..and b cuz of that its not safe to walk my kid around the block. its just is what it is. ya dig.

  38. 38

    Re: MsJules – Your PhD shines through every day.

  39. 39

    Well, he did not get voted off. Sorry to the racist pigs -you know who you are- now go home, have a bud, and do your sister