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Simon Cowell wades into Lou Reed-Susan Boyle controversy, asking 'Do we have permission, yes or no?'

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Image Credit: Janet Mayer/PR Photos; Brendon Thorne/Getty Images; Ray Tamarra/Getty ImagesThe beef between Lou Reed and Susan Boyle is still cooking. And now Simon Cowell’s jumped on the stove. Since we reported yesterday that the rock legend would not allow SuBo to perform his 1972 classic Perfect Day” for her appearance on America’s Got Talent, Reed’s reps have denied that he personally vetoed her request. Instead, they say, the issue was legally clearing the track in America in time for her performance–which they could not do fast enough.

Speaking to TMZ, Cowell called Reed’s supposed rejection “petty, so pathetic” and added that “Loads of people have covered this song. Well Lou, if you’re listening to this, do we have permission, yes or no, to put the song on America’s Got Talent next week?  Personal request from me.” A simple question from a straight shooter.

How do you think this is going to turn out, folks? Should Boyle let go of “Perfect Day” and  keep it moving? Or should she keep the fight alive? Let us know.

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