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Clay Aiken Not Blaming Label for Axing Him

June 24, 2010 (9:54 am) GMT
The runner of 'American Idol' season 2 insists he has no hard feeling toward his former boss at the RCA Records.

is adamant he doesn't "blame" the record bosses who axed him from his former label, admitting they had a difficult job marketing him to fans. The singer shot to fame on the second series of "" in 2003, and was quickly snapped up by RCA Records after coming second in the TV talent contest.

He released five albums under the Sony imprint - only two of which consisted of original material - before he parted ways with the company in 2008. But Aiken insists he has no hard feelings towards his former bosses - insisting they "did the best they could".

He tells Us Weekly, "I don't blame anybody. If I were the folks at RCA and I got handed someone like me... and I didn't get to choose them, I wouldn't know what the hell to do either. They did the best they could for no track record for Idol. To some extent, there was an effort to try to make me what a pop star is supposed to look like, sound like and be like, instead of having too much opportunity to do what I should be doing."

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