We caught up with Astro to hear about the experience.
In the week that you landed in the bottom two and didn't want to perform again, you said that you felt the producers were punishing you. What was that about?
"I don't like to focus on the past. It is what it is, it was what it was. The week after that, my supporters voted me though so I can't complain about that. I'm not going to speak on that because the past is the past. That's ancient times to me."
Do you think that you deserved to be in the bottom two this week?
"I wasn't even in the bottom two, I was in the bottom three and was voted off. I still don't understand how you can have great people on the show get the least amount of votes. I'm focused on positive energy and you know, I want to take all my energy and put it towards my Astronauts, 'cos as long as they're with me, I'm straight."
Do you feel like you redeemed yourself after acting out a few weeks ago?
"I apologised to my supporters and hip-hop. I don't want to focus on that beyond that. I feel like the whole situation humbled me a lot, but I don't really want to talk about that because it's basically over."
What was it like receiving so much support from your fans?
"I want to say thanks to everyone who supported me, the ones from day one and the ones who only found out about me through X Factor. I really appreciate them a lot."
You said upon leaving last night that you have a girlfriend. Is this someone you met while in Los Angeles?
"I honestly don't want to talk about it. It was real corny that I did that and I don't want to talk about it. I do have a girlfriend, but that's all anyone needs to know about it right now."
Did you ever think that a rap act could make it as far as you have in the competition?
"I didn't think a rap act would be chosen... I'm glad that I made it this far. It has definitely helped me being in the spotlight. I've learned a lot and it humbled me. It made me happy, it made me sad and it was just a great experience. I wouldn't change a thing."
Where do you draw inspiration from when writing your tracks?
'I draw my inspiration from my supporters and things I see around me. This interview right here may cause me to go home and write a song about, you know, about something really smart. I just draw things from my surroundings and what I'm going through."
What is your songwriting process like?
"I write all of my own songs. All my songs are based off of themes and concepts and stuff like that. Everything I did on the X Factor was basically original especially in the last show, except for the Michael Jackson ensemble, where I had to switch the flow up. But everything I did was original."
What was your favourite performance of the competition?
"I think Josh's last performance was a really extreme one. I really enjoyed that. It was really extreme. My favourite performance of my own was 'Lose Yourself' - I feel like I went out there and stepped onto another plane. It was simple and it was just me being me."
Do you have any advice for any kids who might want to follow in your footsteps?
"I just want to tell everyone to keep their heads up. Enjoy yourself, believe in yourself, 'cos as long as you believe in yourself, everything can happen."
Hip hop is not really a genre that is represented on shows like X Factor. Do you think the newness of it is what caused you to be eliminated?
"Nah, I don't think that's it. I think it's because people didn't really understand me for some reason. But it is what it is. As I said, I had a great time on the show and I'm here now and I'm just being positive."
Do you think your success will set a precedent for other rappers to audition?
'I definitely think that, and I hope that next year, a lot more people audition, That'd be great."
What did you take away from the X Factor experience?
"I definitely got a taste of what the celebrity life would be like and it's a great experience. It humbled me and I had a lot of fun there."
X Factor USA airs Wednesdays and Thursdays on Fox