Last week, Astro, the 15 year old rapper, songwriter, and producer from Brooklyn, New York, was eliminated from The X Factor USA after an impressive run. While he was on the talent show, he received a nod of approval from none other than Eminem, and now that he’s off of it, things don’t seem to be much different, as people have been saying he was signed to Jay Z‘s Roc Nation label.
Well, that might be a little far fetched. Astro recently sat down with MTV News and denied the rumors that he has joined Jay Z’s team.
“I have never met anyone from Roc Nation. I’d love to, but I’m not signed right now to anyone. Nobody ever hit me up about that â€” just go on the Internet and it’s up there. But I’m not signed as far as I know.”
But Astro has an idea of the type of recording home he would like to be a part of:
“I just want to be in a place where I’m comfortable 100 percent. I just want to be able to release my music, do my movies, [and] everything is fair. I just want to be able to have fun doing it. I don’t want music to be a job for me; I want it to be something I’m doing for fun. As long it’s not a job then you’re straight.”