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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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91.

Truth    

REED IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!!! SUSAN BOYLE IS A NO TALENT FUGLY ASS HYPE MADE UP BY SIMON COWELL AND BGT. REED RESPECTS ARTISTS THAT CAME FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING AND ARE ORIGINAL IN TALENT AND ARTISTRY. NOT LIKE BITCH BOYLE WHO USED HER FUGLY LOOKS TO IMPRESS A STUPID AZZ BRITISH AUDIENCE. TRUTH!!

1420 days ago
92.

wasted days and wasted nights    

Lou was taking a walk on the mean side with this decision. He should've let her use it in exchange for her backing vocals on a wild re-do with the line.."and then Susan Boyle sang do, duh-do, do..."

1420 days ago
93.

SayWhat    

OMG! Is that what Andy **** gonna look like in the future???

1420 days ago
94.

Ron Jeremy    

who cares, its his song so he can choose who he wants to sing. by the way, Duran Duran does an excellent cover of this song that Reed is a fan of, check it out on youtube

1420 days ago
95.

SayWhat    

96.
OMG! Is that what Andy **** gonna look like in the future???

Posted at 6:27 PM on Sep 8, 2010 by SayWhat
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Damn it TMZ, the censoring is getting ridiculous!

Andy Di ck

1420 days ago
96.

Kathleen    

It is sad to me that some people think they know Ms. Boyle and Reed so well that actually know what happened. It is no ones falt but the press and media just telling the story, as they wish.

1420 days ago
97.

KathyM    

Appears he gave permission for her to sing it on her album, so he accepted payment for that.
Now suddenly she can't sing it live?
I guess he realizes she would have turned that hideous song into something gorgeous.

1420 days ago
98.

cheesehead    

Who is this jerk Reed anyway. If he ever was somebody he certainly is a has been now. This is not the kind of publicity he needs if he's trying to do something for his excuse for a career - he has only hurt his reputation and missed out on any money he would have gotten. What is wrong with the producers not getting the agreement before? Susan and staff could then have been prepared for an alternative song. Reed will always be know as a s***bag. He has denied millions of people from hearing Susan sing. I think he is just jealous of her success and wanted to get attention any way he could. Sad ... so sad for him. He is the biggest loser.

1420 days ago
99.

Kimber    

Who the hell does Lou Reed think he is? Most songwriters would be happy to have their material performed on a major television show.

1420 days ago
100.

Karmagal    

What a douche bag.

1420 days ago
101.

Sassy    

That could hurt any singers feelings, especially if you aren't one who is controversial or known for douchebaggery like drugs and DUI's and stuff. The refusal would shock you if you a good person.

She's just a regualr gal living a dream and at the last minute someone says "no." I think if it were me I'd be a little hurt, too, though I bet this story is being blown way out of proportion with the whole tears backstage and tears at the airport still flowing.

1420 days ago
102.

Larc    

All permissions should have been secured before SuBo ever left the UK. Flying to LA on the assumption permission would be forthcoming was totally irresponsible.

1420 days ago
103.

Mee    

Susan does not need a new song

SHE NEEDS A BIG HUNK OF A MAN TO MAKE HER FEEL ALL WOMAN

1420 days ago
104.

sam    

She is talented but obviously can't handle rejection. She's in the wrong business if that's the case.

1420 days ago
105.

FLO    

Lou Reed is a dreadfull tool to make a virgin cry.
I wish impotence and flatulence on him.

1420 days ago
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