Last October Brian Bradley, a young aspiring rapper from Brooklyn released a video revealing his frustration with men catcalling and eyeballing his mother. Days after hitting the web his song, entitled “Stop Looking at My Mom”, became a viral sensation, racking up over 200,000 views on YouTube.
This week on The X-Factor, the 14-year-old Bradley hit the stage with hopes of wowing the celebrity judge panel with his original song and winning a chance to compete for the record deal of a lifetime.
He started out the performance by giving Simon Cowell a lot of attitude and trying to pick a fight, but that was all part of the act leading up to his rap.
After he performed the teen rapper not only received the coveted “yes” from all four judges, but even surprised the industry veterans of the panel.
“You are arrogant, obnoxious, and argumentative but, you are one of the most talented young people I have ever heard,” Simon Cowell said following the performance.
L.A. Reid found Bradley impressive too, telling the teen he is the “luckiest guy”.
“Wow. Wow. I used to run this label called def jam, all the years I was there, i was looking for you and you never walked in,’ said Reid. “I’m the luckiest guy in the world that you walked into my life today.”
WATCH BRIAN BRADLEY’S PERFORMANCE ON ‘THE X-FACTOR’ HERE