I've been searching in vain for any interviews where Lou Reed talks about how much he likes the cover of "Take a Walk on the Wild Side" that Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch did a long time ago. I remember his liking it or even that the new version was beter than his, but I can't find any evidence. I did find an interview with Roger Waters who says that the Marky Mark version turns his stomach but it doesn't seem to bother Lou Reed. That's because Roger Waters is overt.
If anyone can find a good article proving that Lou Reed loved Marky Mark's version of "Take a Walk on the Wild Side," be sure to let me know.