I'm not sure it was entitlement or ego. I was feeling the same way, until I saw the tears. Then I had to stop and realize that this is just a young kid and right at that moment he was feeling rejected by everybody. When he said he didn't want to perform for people who didn't want to see him, that was the whole story to me. I could see myself behaving that way at is age, if you don't like me I don't care! But you really do care. You also have to realize that he has been getting nothing but huge praise from the judges / coaches / mentors (whatever they are), and then to find himself in the bottom two? He was probably crushed. I hope L.A. gives him some encouragement, but not so much over the top praise as he has been getting. He is definitely talents, although I don't care for hip hop, and I think he can have a career if this show doesn't crush him.
I really think the age limit it too young. I'm glad they put in the "over 30s" because Josh and Leroy are my favorites (possibly because I am also in the "over 30" category), but I would like the lower limit to be maybe 18 at the youngest. These kids just don't have the emotional maturity to handle all the ups and downs, or to realize that a lot of it is staging and done for ratings (like leaving the kids til last so they can get the tears).