Lou Reed Denies Snubbing Susan Boyle on "America's Got Talent"
NEW YORK (CBS) Lou Reed says he didn't reject a request from Susan Boyle.
Despite reports on gossip websites that former The Velvet Underground lead singer denied her request to perform "Perfect Day" for "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday night, representatives say otherwise.
On Wednesday, TMZ.com wrote that Susan Boyle had 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." Unprepared for the rejection and with no other tune as a back up, she took a flight to London, according to the report.
Reed's reps, who spoke to "Access Hollywood" on Thursday, said that Reed did not turn down a request for Boyle to sing his classic song on the show. The reps claimed that due to a glitch, the song was not cleared for the American market in time for the show, something that had nothing to do with the former Velvet Underground member. The song had been cleared for use in Boyle's native United Kingdom, but not on stateside television, the reps said.
The website reported that "America's Got Talent" refused to comment.
Susan's scrapped performance was originally supposed to be a part of the season finale of "America's Got Talent," which airs at 9 PM on Tuesday and 8 PM Wednesday of next week.
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