Mel B stormed off America’s Got Talent stage last night after an ill-timed joke from fellow judge, Simon Cowell.
Mel B, real name Melanie Brown, is in the middle of a divorce from her husband, Stephen Belafonte. Last night, after technical issues hindered a contestant’s performance, Cowell made a comment that he imagines live TV being a lot like Mel B’s wedding night: “I kind of imagine this would be like Mel B’s wedding night. A lot of anticipation, not much promise or delivery.”
He couldn’t even get to the punchline of his joke before Mel B jumped out of her seat and flung her nearly full cup of water at him.
Mel B apparently stormed out of the arena, too, with AGT host Tyra Banks commenting the whole time, “Mel B is out. This is live TV, y’all. Live TV.”
While probably inappropriate, Mel B didn’t seem too offended by the jab, telling Entertainment Tonight she threw the water at him “in a friendly way. I made sure there was no ice in it this time… just fizzy water.”