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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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61.

Wen    

Guess he's not getting enough attention of his own that he has to create some on someone else's dime. Well now there's a good reason to download the song, to hear what she could not sing. Crafty Lou, I never buy one of yours again!

1503 days ago
62.

linda    

susan dont let that bother u who cares if hes a fan r not? sing on........

1503 days ago
63.

Larry    

Why not just forget Reed and get another song she knew how to do. Come on America has Talent, use your stuff and make things right. I would not mind hearing the lady sing again. It fact it would add more entertainment to your program if she sang a few songs.

1503 days ago
64.

Erik    

Something is wrong with this story.

Under US Copyright law you don't need permission to perform another person's song in public. Yes, because it's in public and on TV you would have to pay royalities to his publishing company and performing rights organiztion(ASCAP, BMI, etc), and yes you wouldn't be allowed to perform an original "recording" of the song without paying a set price(remember Conan O'Brien a few months ago), but no songwriter has the ability to say no to someone covering their song. It's a copyright, not a patent.

This sounds like a fake controversy made up to plug the show.

1503 days ago
65.

James    

Who the hell does this Mr. Reed think he is? Susan Boyle is a very well known singer. Does Mr. Reed have his head up his ass? If I was Susan Boyle I would sue the hell out of him big time.

1503 days ago
66.

pt    

Good for Lou. It's his song. Susan Boyle is a big overgrown over-rated luckyazz cry babying who secretly loathes Americans anyhow. So; why is she even here singing every American's hit records! If she's so talented; tell her to sing something at last minutes notice - afterall, she's a STAR..right? lol^^ NOT

This woman is an evil-azz b*tch! When she was initially invited to sing at the white house; she turned them down...she said she wanted to sing for the Queen first. What a quack - the Queen hadn't even heard of her! You can look directly into her ignorant face and loathing eyes and see that she's a mean-spirited person pretending to be some tender-hearted old woman with a sweet voice. Yeah; right, I'm not buying it. I like her voice for about 1 song; and that's where it ends! All of her songs sound the same! Lou made the right decision - GO BACK TO EUROPE AND SING FOR THE QUEEN AND EAT A BASKET OF CRUMPETS...stick one up your a-hole and blow it out your nose while your at it.

1503 days ago
67.

Pam    

What an *******!

1503 days ago
68.

LORETTA    

HE LOOKS LIKE DRY PRUNE.I DO NOT WATCH AMERICA HAS TALENT,NEVER WILL.SO HE WILL NOT LET SUSAN SING IS SONG,I NEVER WILL LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC.

1503 days ago
69.

WDD    


You Lou Reed, you are a looser, don't you think that if Susan sing your songs,

she will be selling millions of CDs? She will be putting a lot of money in your pocket. Did you do this just because your jealousy of her? Or may be you want to spite her?
SHAME ON YOU!!!!

1503 days ago
70.

WDD    


You Lou Reed, you are a looser, don't you think that if Susan sing your songs,

she will be selling millions of CDs? She will be putting a lot of money in your pocket. Did you do this just because your jealousy of her? Or may be you want to spite her?
SHAME ON YOU!!!!

1503 days ago
71.

Karen    

Most people would love to have an audience who perhaps never heard that song ..be exposed to it. Now they will just see Old Lou as a grouchy old performer who has been stuck in the past. He just looks like an angry old fart !

1503 days ago
72.

catwoman    

Lou who????????????????

1503 days ago
73.

silverstreak    

Stop sending me all the comments. I did not expect to have my inbox inunddated with mail. Heeeeeelp!

1503 days ago
74.

almir rizvic    

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1503 days ago
75.

Anastasia Beaverhausen    

Let's not rush to judgement on Lou quite yet.......kinda reminds me of the firing of a black woman. I am sure it is not just because he's not a fan.

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