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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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46.

susan    

well susan hold your head high.... you need to put that jerk on ignore...there are plenty of songs out there next time pick on from a nice guy....

1319 days ago
47.

Deez Nuts    

Nuts in the butt,Nuts in the butt, then i put em' her mouth ungh.....

1319 days ago
48.

rmj92    

To begin with, why didnt Boyles management secure
permission from Reed to perform his song on America's
got Talent? Had this been done
prior to the show airing ALL OF THIS could have been
avoided. Therefore, whatever grief Boyle suffers
from regarding this incident is actually HER OWN FAULT!
Don't blame or boo Reed for his decision, it's HIS SONG.
Regardless of all this, A true professional performer with any smarts (and GOOD mngt) should always have a backup plan.

1319 days ago
49.

J.B.    

Lou, you are a giant douche. Just die already. You are not even a has-been, you are a never-was.

1319 days ago
50.

Carlene    

Its Lou Reeds song. That why they call it "rights". It doesn't matter why he said no, the kind of person he is, or what everyone says about him. If he didn't want her to sing HIS song, then he didn't. Susan Boyle, little Ms. Sensitive or Konya West, Mr. *******, it wouldn't have mattered who is was. It was Mr. Reed's decision and he made it so why does the media have to make a big deal about it. Susan Boyle cried cause she didn't get her way and walked out on a previous commitment. Doesn't say much about her character, does it - spoiled and undependable is what it shows about her personality but no one is putting her down, are they?

1319 days ago
51.

silverstreak    

Maybe she didn't want to have sex with him as the price he wanted for singng one of his songs. You never know? I wouldn't want to have sex wtih him. He looks like a bag of sag. Disgusting.

1319 days ago
52.

ben    

Once a song is published it should be public, he should be able to get revenue but he lost control when he made it public. With that said he is a real a** hole.

1319 days ago
53.

Janet    

Lou Reed is an ignorant has been. Maybe he is afraid that Susan's Boyle version would have been better than his. You know there is not greater honor than to have someone want to sing his/her song. Instead of being honored he ends up looking like an *******, which he is. I hope Susan doesn't think bad of the United States just because of one bad apple. We here in the US love Susan Boyle. Sorry Susan you had to deal with this jerk.

1319 days ago
54.

Darius Fontaine    

All Lou has done is attach an even more negative image to himself by doing this which considering his sexual origin leads one to believe he's a die hard Liberal, and Liberals as a whole could care less what people think about them

1319 days ago
55.

Walter     

I'd say Susan Boyle has to be at least mildly retarded, if not a complete half-wit altogether. What a kook.

1319 days ago
56.

KENNY    

YEAH - YOU KNOW WHAT SUSAN - WRITE YOUR OWN SONG - THAT'S TRUE TALENT - OR HAVE A BACK UP THAT YOU CAN SWITCH TO - THAT'S TRUE TALENT ALSO - - BUT RUN AWAY CRYING LIKE A BABY - ANYBODY CAN DO THAT - - - I'M WITH LOU REED ON THIS ONE. AS A STRUGGLING ARTIST MYSELF, I SEE WHO HAS TALENT AND WHO DOESN'T. I SEE WHO IS RIDING WHO'S COATTAIL DUE TO LACK OF TALENT. IT'S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT ROYALTIES OR BEING A HAS-BEEN. IT'S ABOUT BACKING YOUR WORK AND HOW IT'S BEING REPRESENTED. I'M ALSO NOT A BIG FAN OF SUSAN. SHE'S LIKE A BRITISH MICHEAL BOLTON GETTING FAMOUS FOR SINGING A SONG SHE DIDN'T WRITE. THAT'S NOT TALENT, THAT'S WELL REHEARSED KAREOKE.

1319 days ago
57.

Jimmy    

Doesn't he get royalties everytime someone else sings his songs? He could have told her before she was about to perform. I really feel sorry for her. To the person who isn't a fan: just because you're not a fan of hers doesn't mean she can't sing. What a jerk to relish in her misery. You're pathetic.

1319 days ago
58.

JJ Kleinmark    

What a loser, once a fan now it's time to delete and destroy anything I may have of this HAS BEEN LOSER!

1319 days ago
59.

Dave    

A. Mr Reed was within his rights not to have her sing his song.
B. Susan Boyle is a never should have been.
C. Why is she on America's Got Talent??? She's not American??

1319 days ago
60.

Steve    

I concur with most- Lou, what is your function ye ole curmudgeon

1319 days ago
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