The Spice Girls aren’t a complete group anymore, but this time it’s not Geri Halliwell’s fault! Mel B (aka Scary Spice) visited The Late Late Show on Thursday, where host James Corden questioned her about the long-awaited 20-year reunion of the hit girl group.
This time around, it’s going to be Mel B, Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), heading up the anniversary festivities.
“We are going to do something, us three,” Mel B told Corden. “We’re going to perform and celebrate together. I think because we’re a British band, we’re probably going to start in London and work our way around and see whoever else wants to see it.”
The British host then asked why only three out of the five original members were participating in the reunion.
“‘Cause the other two b**ches didn’t want to do it!” Mel B, whose real name is Melanie Brown, quipped. She later assured the crowd she was joking, saying, “Let me correct that — my other two fellow lovely ladies. Victoria’s busy with her great fashion line and Mel C’s doing her own album. So they gracefully said, ‘You know, you three, you go ahead and do it.’ We’re girl power, we support each other. So us three went, ‘Ok, let’s just us three do it.’”
But despite losing two members of the group, Brown doesn’t plan to add any more spices to the band.
“I don’t think we could ever replace Sporty or Posh, but I’d like to invite some people up on stage with us,” she said. When Corden recommended Adele after the British singer jammed out to the Spice Girls during Carpool Karaoke, Brown added, “I love her!”
The last time the group fully reunited was for the closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics.
Mel C recently penned a personal essay for Love Magazine about her decision not to join her former bandmates for an anniversary reunion.
“Look, I will be a Spice Girl until I die. But the continuous speculation on whether we will reform to celebrate 20 years of ‘Wannabe’ has been particularly exhausting,” Mel C wrote. “Don’t get me wrong - I totally get it. But is it a new rule that bands have to reform? Why can’t we just be remembered for our incredible achievements in the ‘90s?”