Mel B. on Spice Girls reunion: ‘The other two bitches didn’t want to do it’

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In news that’s probably only exciting for myself and a handful of others, the Spice Girls are reuniting. Well, three of the five are. Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton, Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown and Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell (my girl!) are planning to hit the road, marking the 20th anniversary of the release of their first album, Spice, which spawned the hits “Wannabe,” “2 Become 1” and “Say You’ll Be There”.

Mel B., promoting her gig on America’s Got Talent (which is wrapping up its season this week), popped into the Late Late Show with James Corden on Thursday. When asked about the reunion, Mel confirmed that Emma and Geri were performing along with her, adding that Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham and Melanie “Sporty Spice” would not be joining them. She jokingly said, “The other two bitches didn’t want to do it.” She quickly added, “Let me correct that. My other two fellow lovely ladies — you know Victoria (Beckham) is busy with her great fashion line, Mel C is doing her own album — so they politely declined but gave us their blessing. We’re girl power, we support each other, so us three went ‘OK then let’s just us three do it.’” You can see the clip here:

We already knew that Mel C. wasn’t participating in the reunion, but it’s still sad that the original five won’t be together, but, hey, I’ll take what I can get. The Spice trio will be performing a gig at London’s Hyde Park in July of next year, but plans for a tour are seemingly still under wraps. Mel told James, “We are going to do something. Us three. We are going to perform and celebrate…for the people.” She also said she would like to invite other artists to perform with them. James suggested Adele, who is actually a huge Spice Girls fan, evidenced by her performance on James’ carpool karaoke segment. Wouldn’t that be awesome?

I for one, certainly hope that the tour comes to the States. I need to see Ginger Spice live. Let’s make this happen, Mel. Also, Tape Face needs to win America’s Got Talent. #TeamTapeFace

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2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1

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  1. Mandy says:

    I’m picturing myself at a Spice Girls concert in Vegas. This needs to happen!

  2. Sixer says:

    I think they should partially reunite in Central Park, not Hyde Park – that is to say, far, far away from me. I was uninterested in the Spice Girls then and am uninterested now. But I actively dislike all these reunion thingies. Just get out of the way and let the new people shine.

  3. Clare says:

    Oh my god, this horse is so dead it is mumified. they need to stop beating it with these shitty reunions.

    Honestly, can’t blame Victoria Bekham and the other Mel for not wanting to jump on this money grab. Gross.

    • Betti says:

      Its not just the money (which Mel B needs the most as she was the one behind this reunion) its the PR/exposure that will come with it. All 3 need the boost, again esp Mel B who has always been the biggest fame ho of the 5 of them (Geri came a close 2nd).

      • Becky says:

        The other 2 don’t need the money, their new careers are flourishing.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        Becky – Exactly! The ones that have something going on and don’t need a “reunion” get way more respect than the ones that continue to live off their 90’s fame. I’m embarrassed for them. Also think reunions shouldn’t happen if all aren’t on board. It’s not the Spice Girls if there’s only three of them.

    • SM says:

      +1. There should not be a reunion. And that was some not so subtile shade by calling them bitches but really it’s the trio that is participating in this mess a famewhoring bitches. Plus can you blame Victoria? She never was a performer so why leave her succeeding fashion line for something she was never good at in the first place?

    • Amanda DG says:

      Yeah I don’t get the appeal? They had a few hits in the USA, but were gone in a flash.

  4. paolanqar says:

    And I could never thank Mel C and Victoria enough for this.

  5. Peanutbuttr says:

    They’ve reunited several times already. Time to move on!

  6. CharlotteCharlotte says:

    Unabashedly love the Spice Girls.

    Unabashedly thrilled to get any kind of reunion. Every time they do it.

  7. S says:

    I loved the Spice Girls back in the day, but it feels like they reunite at least every other year. Give it a rest. Imagine how great this could have been if they had just waited until now to do one reunion.

  8. detritus says:

    I’m trying to organize a New York reunion with my girls. a spice girls show would be perfectly nostalgic

  9. LAK says:

    If the Stones can do it, why not the Spice Girls.

  10. Danielle says:

    They are lucky they got Victoria for the London olympics. She knows she was a horrible singer. I heard one of their songs on the radio recently and it really was awful.

  11. sarah says:

    Sorry but they were awful the first time round. No more!!!

  12. serena says:

    I was too a Spice girls fan but I don’t feel the need to watch Victoria perform, to be honest. It’s not like she did much to begin with lol, Mel C is another story though.

    On another note, doesn’t Micheal Sheen look lovely?

  13. thaliasghost says:

    Mel C has a new song out and it is really, really good!

    Why does everybody say Mel B needs the money? I think all the Spice Girls made more millions they could ever spend, didn’t they? I just read an interview with Emma Bunton who works in radio saying that she doesn’t need to work, she wants to.

    • Starkiller says:

      Don’t know about the rest, but this one shouldn’t be hurting. She collected millions from Eddie Murphy for fathering his child.

  14. lita says:

    I might be wrong, but didn’t Mel C do most of the singing?

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Her mic was definitely turned up the loudest because she’s the only one who could actually sing. I don’t think Posh’s mic was even on. She was for looks. The others can carry a tune but they don’t have the chops to be actual singers. Only Mel C. I’m looking forward to her solo album.

      • Ruyana says:

        I absolutely agree. Mel C was the best (and maybe the only) singer from the Spice Girls. Posh truly was a terrible singer, but definitely eye candy.

  15. Classy and Sassy says:

    That’s because they have the sense to see that the Spice Girls thing is dead and has been for a long time. Get over it and move on. It’s just getting sad.

  16. Velvet Elvis says:

    Do people really care enough about the Spice Girls to warrant yet another reunion? I mean…

  17. lisa says:

    when i went to the last reunion tour, only mel c and emma sang

    mel b and geri were as silent as victoria, she just admits it

    not sure what that means for this live show