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Boo On You, Lou Reed! Refuses To Let SuBo Sing His Song!

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Poor thing!

Susan Boyle was reportedly set to perform Lou Reed's classic Perfect Day on America's Got Talent, but has now been left devastated because the cranky old fart refused to give her permission to use his song - at the very last minute!

A source claims:

'Susan is very sensitive and is genuinely upset. This has really knocked her confidence. She was in a car on the way to the studio when she was told the news and was totally devastated. She's now at LAX Airport sobbing her heart out.'

Without enough time for back-up singers to learn a new song, the performance had to be canned.

So terrible! Boo on you, Lou Reed!

SuBo does not deserve to be treated that way!

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78 comments to “Boo On You, Lou Reed! Refuses To Let SuBo Sing His Song!”



  1. 1

    That sucks, especially because they come so late with it…



  2. 2

    Maybe she should just get off her fat arse and write her own songs.



  3. 3

    How come you're so slow with your news?



  4. 4

    wah wah, poor baby!
    i love lou reed



  5. 5

    he's a legend…that ugly troll has no business singing his songs if he doesn't want her to….fuck her and fuck you perez…..go Lou Reed

  6. uyeah says – reply to this


    6

    It's their fault for not checking until the last minute! It should have been nailed down before she got on the plane out! i don't blame Lou!



  7. 7

    Susan Boyle has no business singing a Lou Reed song in the first place.



  8. 8

    I'm actually surprised people are so upset about this. Susan Boyle is a flash in the pan compared to Reed. Reed is the artist and he has the rights to the song. If he wants his version to be how people think of the song, he has every right to block people from doing versions that don't fit with his aesthetic. Ms. Boyle shouldn't have assumed that Reed would automatically grant this, but she also should have had better advice from whoever's managing her career. She's clearly not the brightest bulb on the tree.



  9. 9

    well. then maybe she should sing something she wrote herself? Oh wait. She doesn't write, nor does she play an instrument. So sick of hearing about this broad!



  10. 10

    Treated what way? Get over it. Lou's been around a lot longer than Ms. Boyle (what a lovely fitting last name) he can treat his songs how he wants. He wrote the damn things! I love when Perez gets all pissy and raises his voice and adds consonants to words. Example: 'treated' in Perez's dictionary is probably pronounced ta-rea-ted. Sh*t like that. Laughable.



  11. 11

    This lady is obviously mentally ill or something. She acts inappropriately and like a child. A songwriter has every right to refuse his/her song to be performed. Someone needs to look after Susan Boyle and quit exploiting her…and her breakdowns.



  12. 12

    Not to be mean, because I used to be like that, she really needs to go back to Scotland and just record albums. NOW, for AGT, how stupid is it that they (IF THIS IS TRUE) go through rehersals without getting permission from the songwriter/aritist? again, IF TRUE, STUPIDITY AND WASTE OF TIME. Now, for Susan, she needs to learn to take a deep breath, because not everybody likes her and never will and if someone does not want her to perform their work, she has to just let it roll off her. (AND LEARN IN SOME CASES THAT PERMISSION IS NEEDED AND TO GET IT BEFORE A LOT OF TIME IS WASTED)



  13. 13

    I'm amazed that they were going to allow her to sing that hideous song in the first place.
    SuBo, it's time to change labels.



  14. 14

    Not every artist wants to pimp their music out to idiotic television programs.



  15. 15

    Why would Lou Reed want one of his quality songs on America's Got Talent?



  16. 16

    Wow, Perez Hilton, thanks for speaking up for Susan. You are a kind man. THANK YOU!! Lou Reed should be ashamed of himself, he is just jealous of Susan.



  17. 17

    why didn't she seek permission up front? this is not rocket science. i don't blame lou reed at all.



  18. 18

    Have you actually LISTENED to the lyrics of Perfect Day. Sounds as though it was written by somebody in primary school. Reed was just afraid that Subo would take the song away from him and own it as she has Wild Horses and IDAD. The only people who remember Lou Reed are the over 60 set. He's reduced to shilling for Honda Scooters and that was years ago.

    BTW, Subo DOES play the piano and read music and could "collaborate" on songs with songwriters as so many current performers do. She doesn't want to yet. She thinks there is plenty of music out there that she can give new life to and she's going to do it.



  19. 19

    Well, its HIS song, if he doesn't want someone else to sing it then he should be allowed to say no to her request. Just because she's very 'sensitive' doesn't give her the right to have everyone say yes to what she wants.



  20. 20

    What doesn't devastate this woman?



  21. 21

    Re: Heeeeee – "Wow, Perez Hilton, thanks for speaking up for Susan. You are a kind man."

    What are you smoking? Do you even actually read what he writes on this site?!



  22. 22

    Susan is singing for the pope. The pope preaches hate. Good for Lou. :)



  23. 23

    that is one of my favorite songs in the world, and he shouldn't have to let anyone sing it, especially someone who's carreer is probably going to be somewhat fleeting…. lou reed was responisble for a genteration of musicians who performed art instead of gimmicks… and it's not surprising that he would not want his art to be a part of some rating-whore tv show like america's got talent….



  24. 24

    She can't be that upset if shes at Sony already. More hype to get her ugly fat face in the news again. The only time SuBo is all over the news is when shes freaking out about something. Go away ugly fat bitch.



  25. 25

    Re: trennie – Get a life why don't you. The only ones who care about Susan Boyle are the old farts over 60.



  26. 26

    Re: Heeeeee – LMAO obviously you dont recognize sarcasam dumbass.



  27. 27

    But he let Simon Cowell butcher the same song to raise money for Haiti?!? Why has no one mentioned that?



  28. 28

    Ok so he's a loser! But she is talented enough to have pulled another song out of her repertoire and have done a great job with or without back-up singers. crying and running away was seriously not the answer!



  29. 29

    Oh please! Lou Reed is a legend and those are his songs. He has every right to refuse to let this crazy cat lady sing his song on some bullshit show.



  30. 30

    Blame American Idol for not nailing this shit down before they told her the song and had everything set up! They shouldn't just assume people are going to let them use their music, for pete sakes!

    No one is obligated to let that crap show use their music.



  31. 31

    Damn! British/Scottish people are ugly.The British look like they're inbred.



  32. 32

    I have never seen such a bunch of Juvenal responsives. He didn' t want her to sing his song? Then why did he allow her to record it on her new album? A million in royalties? Kieith and Mick were smarter and reaped a large reward. If I were Syco I'd drop it from the album and save his " integrity". The composer usually makes more than the artist. And all this crap about writing her own music. Do you think less of Clint Eastwood because he didn't write the script for " the bridges of Madison county? " She is a singer, not a composer. She makes the composers sound good. And I never heard of Lou Reed until now so he can't be too famous except to the drug crowd. All these singers who write don't always write anything any good. Just juvenal crap for juvenal minds.Not a Don McLean or James Taylor in the Bunch.



  33. 33

    Do you guys not know anything about rock and roll? The song is about heroin addiction. Good on Lou for not giving her the rights to water it down for mass consumption.



  34. 34

    Susan Boyle is going to have to grow some balls if she expects to stay in the music business which she isnt very good at anyway. All she did was make a lot of money for herself and Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan. Get off her fat lazy ass and stop singing covers and she wont have this problem.



  35. 35

    He had every right!!
    Why would he want his song butchered by that talentless famewhore?
    (And again, Perez shows he knows NOTHING about music.)



  36. 36

    Shut the fuck up Mario, Lou Reed doesn't have to have anybody sing his song if he doesn't want it.



  37. 37

    Right on, Susan doen't deserve to be treated this way. Lou Reed is a loser and an angry man. It is Reed's lost.



  38. 38

    She's going to have to get over herself and relize not every one is a Susan Boyle fan. Welcome to the Big Time Susan!!!

  39. Linny says – reply to this


    39

    Good for Lou! It's a song that would not sound right in her style. She has a great voice but it just isn't right for this song.
    Like years ago Barbra Striesand recorded a Bowie song and as Bowie later said, it was a waste of vinyl.
    And why can't she write her own songs? She must have all sorts of pent up frustrations being a virgin and all-get a co-writer and get writing Sue!



  40. 40

    I wish she would wear a strap-on dildo and fuck Perez.



  41. 41

    My Lord she needs to toughen up, grow a pair and realize the music world existed before her, will exist after her and is not going to stop just because she throws a tantrum.
    __________
    She let down a lot of people simply because she couldn't sing another song? That is pure narcissism right there. Sorry, Susan, but you haven't earned your Whitney and Mariah stripes yet.



  42. 42

    41 comments thus far and most are filled with hate! What is it with people who hide behind avatars and just spew venom. No wonder this world is on a downard spiral.
    IF this is true, then the powers that be on America's Got Talent screwed up.
    Susan does need to toughen up but there are plent of other singers/actors/performers who are just as sensative!
    Lighten up you all and toughen up SuBo!
    Lou…take a walk on the wild side…alone.



  43. 43

    That is his business and I would have denied her too after she butchered Wild Horses.



  44. 44

    There is so much hate on this site! Where do all you dumb little trolls come from? What has this little woman done to you haters? You must have miserable, talentless lives to sink so low. Pitiful!!!!



  45. 45

    Re: trennie – i agree 100%



  46. 46

    Re: Sugar Puddin – Just because you've never heard of Lou Reed doesn't mean that he isn't famous or important in the music world. It just shows ignorance to say he must only be famous in the 'drug crowd' when the Velvet Underground were one of the most influential bands of all time.



  47. 47

    Re: Sugar Puddin

    Just because you clearly have your head in your ass obviously when it comes to music, doesn't mean a person isn't famous nor is not influential.



  48. 48

    The song would sound horrible in her singing style, so it's probably for the best. She's a good singer, but come on…there are limits. I mean, look at what happened when someone let Celine Dion cover AC/DC!



  49. 49

    She looks like a horse and sings like one too



  50. 50

    Susan Boyle, every one can say what they will but you are the BEST singer in the world xxx
    Greetings from a HUGE Susan Boyle fan from the Netherlands



  51. 51

    Here we go again with more Susan hype. No one cared that she was going to be on AGT and after all this shes all over the news again. The freak needs to stay in Scotland.



  52. 52

    This little piggy cried WEEEEE WEEEE WEEE WEEEEEEEE all the way home …



  53. 53

    Fuck that retard Susan Boyle. She cannot stop crying? What bullshit. Lou Reed did a video of the song and invited ARTISTS to sing with him, i.e. Dr. John, Bono, Elton John, Emmylou Harris. Susan Boyle is a shower singer. Go home to England honey. America Got Talent is a tackey fucked up show. Let them do wacko jacko music. Fuck that dead pedophile!



  54. 54

    Reed, you suck, you can't sing and you had a chance for someone who could to bring your song to light. Just remember, what goes around, comes around in one way or another. It's karma.



  55. 55

    Re: Praire Dog – But i'm and millions in this world.



  56. 56

    Re: DollyDagger – And i love YOU Susan Boyle!!



  57. 57

    Pretty sure Lou Reed is allowed to decide who sings his songs on national television.



  58. 58

    Geez - Old Mic was nothing but gracious with Suze's WH - and didn't mind reaping the royalties either.



  59. 59

    To Dirty Hairy: Love your screen name. How accurate. Have you learned to walk upright yet?

    Since you appear to be a student of old farts, start with Lou Reed.



  60. 60

    She was later found in the ladies room still sobbing like an insolent child while fingering herself/riding her palm. As she reached complete fulfillment, she threw her head back and screeched so loudly that all porcelain fixtures shattered.



  61. 61

    Knocking Reed for not 'letting' Boyle sing HIS song is like Knocking a store owner for not selling his goods. C'mon Perez, get real fuck all this emotional shit you spout, get to the REAL part of the conflict, jees.

    Lou reed is bad for waiting for the last minute to refuse the rights. BUT there is too much going on in this story for it to be THAT simple. Please. If i was the production company i would have gone out and had Boyle sing Reed's song. Pay the licensing fines.

    Lou Reed Perez, for your fake-ass-modern-sensibilities is a master/legend of the avante garde.

    What i really want to know IS WHY Exactly, not some generalization, but really why he didn't let her have the license.

    The story of Susan Boyle was Shattered when we all learned and ignored that her viral video was her singing with AUTO TUNE, yep check it out, on NYT.com



  62. 62

    Re: savebrittany – To true!



  63. 63

    Lou Reed is a legend, SuBo is a product made to make money. If she wrote a song there is not a chance in hell she would let him cover it.



  64. 64

    It's his song, and he's allowed to say no. SB needs to develop a thicker skin for rejection (it's not a surprise she hasn't, she was made famous overnight and hasn't learned this business the hard way by paying musical dues and working her way up from the ground).

  65. uyeah says – reply to this


    65

    Re: Heeeeee – Yeah that's right. Lou Reed is jealous of Susan? BWAAAAAAAAAhahahahahahaha!!!!! That was a joke, right?



  66. 66

    These are the most hilarious comments on a post in ages. I had to leave my desk because I couldn't quit laughing out loud.



  67. 67

    Re: flyinghigh – there is! i agree.



  68. 68

    Well maybe they should have asked his permission BEFORE rehearsing.



  69. 69

    Re: HeyJay469 – Honey, this is a blog site. We express opinions here. I, for one, am hiding behind nothing. I would have NO problem saying everything I said here to Susan's face.
    _______
    This woman is an adult, not a child, and she chose to go into an adult profession. She was not "thrust" into the limelight. She chose it and therefore she needs to deal with the reprecussions that come with it. Nowhere in her contract does it stipulate she deserves to be treated with child's gloves - she is NOT a child.
    _______
    If she can't take criticism then she needs to bow out and go back to singing in the hometown bars where people will fawn over her and give her a standing "O" regardless of whether or not she hit her high note. Frankly I feel she rather live in Wonderland than the real world.



  70. 70

    Re: HellaD – YOU ROCK - LUV UR POST because all of it is TRUTH



  71. 71

    boo hoo! Suck it up princess.



  72. 72

    DO NOT mess with Lou Reed!!!!



  73. 73

    Re: Jazz-Hands Chaz – "go home to England" - England is not her home, she is scottish!!!
    haha wrong again ;)



  74. 74

    Lou reed was discovered by Andy Warhol. Susan Boyle was discovered by being a hideous unibrowed beast on a talent show.



  75. 75

    He isn't a Susan Boyle fan, so why should he let her sing his song? She isn't tough enough to be a star.



  76. 76

    She doesn't need permission as long as she pays the royalties.

  77. pinki says – reply to this


    77

    Oh dear, Lou Reid not so cool after all.



  78. 78

    Lou Reed afraid of Susan Boyle? What Susan Boyle made in CD sales - Lou Reed earns as interest on his net worth. Susan was trying to pull a fast one and got stung in her fat ass. She got what she deserved because she was trying to pull a fast one by not publicly announcing she was going to be on AGT in the first place. She pulled a fast one on BGT but she can't fool everyone all the time. She needs to go on a diet. Her third chin is starting to look like a breast and her face looks like a mongoloid. Gross