Mel B walks off America’s Got Talent after Simon Cowell makes a crude joke at her expense
Mel B stormed off the America’s Got Talent live show on Tuesday night (Aug 22), after Simon Cowell made an insensitive joke, alluding to her marriage woes.
“I kind of imagine this would be like Mel B’s wedding night.” said Cowell after an underwhelming performance by a magician who suffered a technical malfunction during his performance. The former Spice Girls star is currently going through a messy divorce with husband Stephen Belafonte so his joke is cleary inappropriate.
As Simon made the joke, Mel looked outraged, before grabbing her cup of water and throwing it at her boss. She then walked off the stage. “Mel B is out,” host Tyra Banks commented. “This is live TV, y’all. Live TV.”
However, Mel returned to her seat on the judging panel before the next performer took to the stage. Take a look to what happened: