[update: we did confirm with RCA that Clay Aiken was released from the label last year](Faded Youth) Worried Claymates are noticing the same indicators that preceded official announcements in the dropping of other past idols.
Firstly, on RCA's website, Clay Aiken has now been demoted to the same degree as other previously dropped idols (Blake Lewis, Katharine McPhee, etc.) including the deletion of all his press material.
Were that not enough, the American Idol reject's RCA artist page and message board has now been deleted and the URL redirected to the non RCA owned fanclub. - more on this story