Gotham Gossipist: 15-Year-Old ‘X-Factor’ Contestant From Brooklyn Vows To Be New Jay-Z
By Kimberly Rae Miller
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — I’m not sure why all these talent shows insist of showing people from other states, when New York is obviously the talent mecca of the world.
I suppose it’s fair, but it’s still nice when kids like 15-year old Brian Bradley, from Brownsville, Brooklyn, hit the stage and show the rest of the world how we do it in New York.
Bradley wowed the judges of the new Fox show, “The X Factor” when he performed his rap “Stop Looking at My Mom!”
Not only does Brian have a hot mom, but according to judge Simon Powell, he’s chock full of talent.
The chorus to the catchy rap:
“Stop looking. It ain’t for your eyes to see/Stop looking, or you gonna have a problem with me/ Don’t kiss at her, don’t kiss at her/ Or I’m gonna have to throw my fist at ya!”
After performing it, the notoriously critical Powell had some pretty positive things to say about the young rapper.
Well, as positive as Powell gets.
“You are arrogant, obnoxious and argumentative,” the judge told Brian. “But you are one of the most talented young people I have heard in a long time.”
Something tells me that it’s no surprise to this street smart kid from Brooklyn. During his appearance on the new talent show Bradley told the crowd that another famous New York rapper has got some competition, because he was going to be “bigger than Jay-Z.”
He may be young, but Bradley admitted that he’s had his fair share of rejection by the music industry.
“It’s politics,” he said of his previous experiences trying to win over record companies. “I have been to so many labels trying to get someone to put me on, and they all just turn me down…They ignore you when you are talking. That is why I am really excited for people to see this audition.”
Well, no one is ignoring you him anymore. In fact, we’ll be seeing a lot more of him on the next round of the show.
It’s time to show some support New York. Who wants to make t-shirts with Brian’s face on them? Oh, yeah, and stop checking out his mom.