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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."


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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She should have sang the song anyway and let Lou Reed sue her! His excuse was that he is "not a fan" of hers? I'm sure the Beatles and the Stones are not big fans of these American Idols or America's got Talent singers either, but they always let them sing their songs, what do they care? Lou Reed is a loser and hasn't had a hit song in 100 years or so. He should be overjoyed that someone even found one of his songs somewhere, and this might be just what his career needs to have people hear someone sing his song again! I hope someone writes a song for her, with terrible lyrics about Lou Reed in it.

1504 days ago


Now there is a lesson on tolerance. What a nice guy. I think all artist should forget the song ever existed so he can have it all to himself.

1504 days ago


And I bet he would have let Adam Lambert or Prince Poppy**** sing it!

1504 days ago

rex butz    

lou reed never could sing, I wouldn't walk across the yard to hear him.... he is that bad.....Susan has a voice that is heaven sent,,, Lou you have a voice that is like an old bar huzzy....smoke an drink sculptured.... you never was a singer by my standards..... I would rather hear my old coon hound yodel than hear your *********** gaged vocal cords moan a song..... lmao.....

1504 days ago


Just Goes to show he has No Class ,,Thing Is I am 50 and I have never heard of Lou Reed Or any of his songs.
Susan more than likely would have Given Him some much needed Publicity by singing his song.
Heck he looks like a walking dead man so let him and his songs Be Dead to the Public eye.
Susan he is just jelious of your talent and Class Something he knows nothing about Don't shead tears over the self centered No Account. Just carry On Being The Susan we all know and love...
Johnny B.

1504 days ago


he is a washed up singer who should be excited someone as good as her wants to sing his cheezy song

1504 days ago


Ok, So what Reed? Maybe it would have brought you some royalty. You're probably broke by now.

Susan, you should have sang another song. So many songs to choose from. Why let this one phase you

1504 days ago


The Velvet Underground was one of the most innovative bands in history. Lou Reed actually writes songs, rather than win American Idol™ style whore-a-thons for people with no talent, other than karaoke. Susan Boyle is a corporate contest winner who doesn't at all embody anything Lou Reed stands for. Good for Lou Reed. These singing contests, and singing contest winners are getting out of hand. A&R reps might as well start scouting karaoke nights, because people apparently don't care about real musicianship or songwriting anymore.

1504 days ago


Lou who? What a has been loser.

1504 days ago

Lonnie B    

Lou Reed must think he is the golden eye of song writing and music. He's just another has been tryig to pull what little or no influence he has remaining in his "POS" life. What a jerk!

1504 days ago


As a novice song writer myself, I would welcome any well known celebrity to sing one of my songs. This guy is simply a total jerk so into himself! Doesn't he realize that Susan Boyle singing his song could only help him? Too much pride makes for too much mindedness!

1504 days ago


Hey! Thats the guy's name! Prince Poppy****. I didn't make it up, he's in the top 4 on Americas got talent, Prince Poppy****. Why did you have to **** out part of his name??

1504 days ago


Lou Reed Was Is and always Will bean Azzhole

1504 days ago


Lou is an ugly piece of c**** and should be banned from America. What a pig he is

1504 days ago


Reed what an a$$ hole! I'm sure Susan has a lot more fans than this jerk will ever have.

1504 days ago
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