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Susan Boyle Walks Off 'America's Got Talent'

9/8/2010 8:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Susan Boyle has left Los Angeles in tears after being snubbed by a songwriter who refused to let her sing one of his hits on "America's Got Talent."

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Susan arrived to L.A. earlier today to perform the song "Perfect Day" on the show.

Sources connected to the show tell TMZ ... producers needed permission from the songwriter, Lou Reed -- the former lead singer for The Velvet Underground and famous for "Walk on the Wild Side" --  but at the last minute they were informed that Reed refused permission because he isn't a Boyle fan.

When Boyle found out, she dissolved into tears -- unprepared to change her tune for the show.

We're told Boyle went to LAX this afternoon -- still in tears -- and is catching a flight back to London.

"America's Got Talent" refused to comment.


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Chuck    

What a tool???

1472 days ago
2.

Souza    

Jesus how childish...what a douchebag.

Susan should stay in Europe and leave the Hollywood *******s for what they are. There are many people that DO appreciate her.

1472 days ago
3.

Abe    

Susan Boyle is Jack Black in drag.

That's why Lou Reed wouldn't give permission.

Why haven't you uncovered this deception before, TMZ?

x

1472 days ago
4.

sloppy seconds    

oh well.....hehehe have a good flight!

1472 days ago
5.

RJ Hunt    

What an A Hole!!!

1472 days ago
6.

dd    

EFFF REED! What an arrogant ass...

1472 days ago
7.

walter3ca    

Susan = 1 Reed = 0.

1472 days ago
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SunnyD    

If she can't handle things like being denied a song and changing to another one, maybe she should forget show business. Lots of artists have to change selections at the last minute. She needs to toughen up.

1472 days ago
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jay    

Is she retarded? She looks it.

1472 days ago
10.

Lisa    

Reed is a tired, hasbeen loser. Boyle is very talented but not very bright or strong. Very sad.

1472 days ago
11.

Jim    

Is HE retarded? HE looks it.

1472 days ago
12.

Carl    

Lou Reed looks terrible in that photo. While he may be acting like a jerk, Susan really needs to learn how to deal with adversity. Every time things don't go her way she has a fit. It was understandable that she wasn't ready for her fame a year ago, but she's had time to adjust. Instead of just moving on and picking a new song she throws a fit and flys home. She is really lacking in class on this.

1472 days ago
13.

anna    

Shouldn't they ask before she arrived?

1472 days ago
14.

Will    

Susan Boyle is so 2009

1472 days ago
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Jay    

oh well.....hehehe have a good flight!

Posted at 4:40 PM on Sep 8, 2010 by sloppy seconds

I tried not to laugh, but I failed...badly I might add.

1472 days ago
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