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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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91.

Hank    

I'll take Lou Reed over Susan Boyle any day. It was coarse but he is nothing but a straight-ahead great rocker, so if he doesn't want her on his song, then so be it.

1421 days ago
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kassie719    

Only goes to show the mentality of Reed, who looks as though he is strung out, in that picture. Hold your head up high, Susan, you have more class and talent and don't need to sing this loser's song. He has the problem, Susan, not you. We love you!

1421 days ago
93.

Steven    

It's just as well, Susan Boyle is to claasy of a person to sing that ugly morons song anyway!

1421 days ago
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valerie    

oh boo hoo susan!..you want to appear in public then you should be able to take the ups with the downs..welcome to the stage!!
in regards to Mr. Reed, it's his choice, and cut him some slack, he's in his late sixties, and he was a great musician

1421 days ago
95.

shnook    

Lou reed no talent washed up one hit wonder hasbin!! SO pathetic! Go O.D. loser!!!!!!

1421 days ago
96.

Jackie    

WELL! WHAT CAN WE SAY ? OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF TEMPERMENTAL ARTISTIC TALENT EXPLODING HERE....WHO CARES - THE TALENT BUCKET IS FULL OF THESE PEOPLE. JUST PULL ANOTHER ONE OUT OF THE BUCKET AND LET THE SHOW GO ON.

1421 days ago
97.

dhw    

What a pig this guy is and KEVIN you are a pig too! Not all singers can write songs and depend on songs of others to perform. It isn't bad enough this freak refused, but he waited until the last minute knowing she would be unprepared to sing something else because he didn't like her. This had nothing to do with his music and everything to do with a prejudiced, bigoted ******* who has nothing better to do than be a total dirt bag.

1421 days ago
98.

AgMom04    

Lou Reed...no one even remembers you, Lou. We have to be reminded of things you wrote. Shame on you for not allowing Boyle to sing your song. Everyone in the known world knows who Susan Boyle is and you just showed your true colors...heartless. You should be ashamed. Maybe we should boycott all your songs. I'd hate to do it to other artists who have covered your work, but I might just give it a try...I'll be changing the station on the radio...as soon as I find a list of what the heck you've written because "frankly my dear" I don't know!

1421 days ago
99.

aznativegrandma    

What a dirt bag..he's ugly and has NO talent. Boyle has more talent in the mole of her chin than Reed does in his whole ugly body!

1421 days ago
100.

Andrea    

I used to be a fan of Lou Reed - Now I think he's an ass and I've become a fan of Susan Boyle

1421 days ago
101.

Jeremy    

Lou Reed, I am no longer a fan. What an (fill in insult here) you turned out to be.

1421 days ago
102.

Tripp    

Lou Reed is a jerk!!!! Susan, we love you and don't let this idiot bring you down!

1421 days ago
103.

Bruce    

Everybody looks for their 15 minutes of fame. His happened
years ago, but he wants another shot at it.

1421 days ago
104.

WDD    

LOU REED, THE MEAN, AND UGLINESS OF YOUR FACE SHOWS YOUR BAD PERSONALITY. ACT LIKE MAN ( IF YOU ARE ONE),AND DON'T HURT PEOPLE.

1421 days ago
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Terri    

His right, but songs are covered all the time. Better to be heard than to be forgotten. The lady would do the song justice. Never mind, Susan. His loss.

1421 days ago
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