In the latest episode of “As the Spice Grinds,” the most outspoken member of the Spice Girls, Melanie Brown (a/a/a Scary Spice), is once again getting the fans’ hopes up with talk of a reunion. As she’s the only member of the quintet saying this, this fan’s hopes aren’t budging…yet.
The last time we checked in, Mel B. hinted that all five members of the group were invited to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (a claim later shot down by Melanie Chisholm). That same week, on RuPaul’s What’s the Tee podcast, Emma Bunton dismissed talk of a reunion, saying the spices were “doing their own thing now.” Talk of a reunion has been going on (and not going on) for a while, with Victoria Beckham consistently the holdout, not mincing words by telling Vogue UK just last month, “I’m not going on tour. The girls aren’t going on tour.”
Fast forward to Monday, and the America’s Got Talent kick off event for its 13th season in Pasadena. Mel B. used the red carpet to address the subject of the tour, and, as far as she is concerned, it’s on.
Taking about the friendship that seemingly never ends, Mel told reporters that the spices “are friends at the end of the day. We have tea and hangout and we talk about stuff. We are all parents now and for us five to be able to say that we can sell out arenas and concerts, that is a good feeling.” She went on to add that, “My 19-year-old calls me vintage and I don’t know if that is cool or not but I will take it as cool.” And, if she had any doubt about a reunion, she wasn’t sharing any details, asserting that it is happening, stating, “it is already confirmed, we are all signed to Simon Fuller. All five of us.”
As for performing at the royal wedding in May, Mel kept a bit more tight-lipped, stating, “I can’t really say anything about that because I will get into trouble.” Sigh. I just don’t know what to believe anymore. Side note, Mel brought her daughter, 19-year-old Phoenix Chi Gulzar to the event, joking on an Instagram post that it was “take your daughter to work day” on AGT.
I really think Mel B. is the “Spice who cried wolf.” Could she be pushing for a reunion because she didn’t get a raise on America’s Got Talent? At least, for her sake, she didn’t get replaced by Queen Latifah. I refuse to get excited about reunion this until I have tickets in my hand. Until that time, I have one humble request for Miss Mel B… stop right now. Thank you very much.
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