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Susan Boyle Walks Off 'America's Got Talent'

9/9/2010 8:36 AM 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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16.

onamoonbeam    

He is more than a Jerk !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
he also looks a complete mess,
Susan you are a far far better person than he will ever be.
obviously he has no taste.
And has proved how ignorant he is, guss he wants chicks, even if
they have no talent.
Susan has more talent than half og his little finger.

1404 days ago
17.

fredi    

I AGREE WITH REED. SUSAN BOYLE HAS HAD MORE THAN ENOUGH ATTENTION. AND WHY? BECAUSE SHE'S THE UNDERDOG. OBAMA HAD A NON-TALENT LIKE BEYONCE SING AT THE BALL WHEN EVERYONE KNOWS THE SONG SHE PERFORMED SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BY ETTA JAMES. GET OVER YOURSELF SUSAN. SOMEONE WITH REAL TALENT WOULDN'T HAVE HAD A PROBLEM.

1404 days ago
18.

Marta    

This poor lady has been through so much , and I cannot believe that America is allowing such RUDE behavior. America's Got Talent should of allowed Susan a whole 15 minutes to sing whatever she liked as the 3 judges threw TOMATOS and TRASH at a PICTURE of this IDIOT!!! ...SUSAN YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

1404 days ago
19.

H    

What a ****.

1404 days ago
20.

maskedblogger    

The guy is a jerk. He should have been happy that she wanted to sing one of his songs. Just another pathetic old once was. He's probably jealous because she has more fame then he does these days.

1404 days ago
21.

Robert    

It is Lou Reed's prerogative, but also his loss.
Bad for business.
You can never get enough free ads for your stuff.

Susan - don't feel bad. There are plenty out there that appreciate your wonderful gift.

Robert

1404 days ago
22.

patricia pate    

Reed is a jerk....By the looks of him he needs someone else to sing his songs. Susan....there are millions and millions of fans in this WORLD that like you, love your singing, so don't give up on that jerk....You give me cold chills when you sing and that is a good thing.
A fan in Arkansas

1404 days ago
23.

BNowicki    

I don't know who Lee Reed is, but I do know what he is. A fool!!!

1404 days ago
24.

nancy    

If this is true aboout Lou Reed, and by the looks of him in the photo I'm sure it is, he is an ass. He is no longer a STAR, except in his own drug-damaged mind. He is obviously jealous that when Susan Boyle's name is mentioned everyone recognizes it, but when "Lou Reed" is mentioned, people say WHO? What an ******* he is!! Sorry Susan.

1404 days ago
25.

elton    

Susan, don't even think twice about it. It's his loss. A good artist would be honored to have their songs sung by good singers. Remember, the voice is yours given by God!

1404 days ago
26.

Bob Yeager    

Does anyone out there know if Susan has ever actually been laid?

1404 days ago
27.

kevin    

Oh boo-hoo, if I was Lou Reed I wouldn't let her do a cover of one of my songs either. I am sick of all these shows where people with no real talent sing songs written by others (many of them great singer-songwriters) and this idiot goes into tears over this, what a baby.

1404 days ago
28.

Ellen    

What makes Lou Reed think he is so much better than anyone else? Susan Boyle is a 'beautiful' singer, and has a voice sent from heaven. I will remind myself every time I download a new song...that if Lou Reed wrote the song.....I am not buying it!

1404 days ago
29.

Nanette    

Susan, don't let this jerk get to you. You are soooooooo much better than him. You pick out another song and sing it to the hills! I'll be watching, along with millions more. There are plenty of artists that would love to have you sing a song of theirs. Love from Texas!

1404 days ago
30.

Ronda    

LOU REED is a jerk.

1404 days ago
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