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Taylor Says He Didn't Mean to Diss Idol

Taylor Says He Didn't Mean to Diss Idol

Taylor Hicks and Vanessa Minnillo had fun together joking around when he stopped by TRL this week to promote his self-titled debut album. Taylor's come a long way in the past year and don't think he doesn't know it. Still, he got a lot of slack back in October when he spoke negatively of American Idol, saying he thought it was fizzling out. He also said that he never watched the show before and only went on the show to further his career. Here's more:

"I want to take that opportunity and exposure: you either come to see me, buy my album or you don't," the Alabama native said. "I'm not trying to meet expectations. If you can say you're a working musician, then you're doing something good."

Responding to cries that he was biting the hand that fed him so heartily, Hicks [attempted to explain himself on LA's KIIS FM recently], saying, "I'm giving up my crown soon. That's what I meant. I'm just now learning about how the media can turn things around.

"I'm very grateful to that show, and we're like one big family. It was taken completely out of context. I will be watching next season on my tour bus."

Looks like Taylor learned the hard way not to bash AI. We're just happy he never colored that hair of his. For more pics of Taylor dancing and having a blast on TRL just


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BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Ditto Liza.
LizaToad LizaToad 10 years
vanessa needs a new stylist... she looks like poo 90% of the time even though she's good looking
DulceSkye DulceSkye 10 years
I think he should color his hair. It really ages him.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 10 years
I hate him...His personality and voice just bother me. ~* “I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.” -Johnny Depp *~
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
I'm shocked that he did diss American Idol. I don't care for the show, but I don't diss it.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
is vanessa whatshername preggers? i don't mind taylor hicks's white hair. it makes me feel better about going gray at 24!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
I f@cking hate it when these idiots do this...how dare he diss American Idol the show that launched his career....stupid comments like this put me off people. Its like when Kelly Clarkson won her first award she never acknowledge show at all during her speech...it is almost like they are embarrassed of the show once they have won.
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 10 years
aw i love taylor & his cd is good!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
His shirt? Is he for real?
Samantha Samantha 10 years
I think it's just the shirt that makes her look pregnant - I can't picture a guy like Nick not being traditional. I was a big Chris Daughtry fan on AI , but I have to say I gave Taylor Hick's album a chance and it is GREAT!
trithi trithi 10 years
this guy is too young to have white hair :O..did he like bleach it?
stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
Nah I don't think so. It's just the top that makes her look it. I can't imagine her being pregnant. It's too fast. Besides she's more sensible than that. ______________________________________________ I must say, adolescence is one hell of a ride!
stylish stylish 10 years
I am guessing that Vanessa might be pregnant.
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