It’s almost Halloween, and that means it’s time to get scary! But, unfortunately, it seems Melanie “Sporty Spice” C didn’t get the memo. The video for her newest single “Room For Love” features a number of celebrity cameos mixed in with fans lipsyncing to the song. Aside from KT Tunstall and Natalie Imbruglia, Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton, Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham and Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell all make appearances. But, sadly, Mel B, the other Melanie, doesn’t appear.
Mel C’s told Sky it was a “shame” Scary couldn’t appear, but she’s not upset:
I don’t want it to look negative because it’s not, it’s not a big deal, I reached out to lots of other people and everyone’s busy.
She didn’t get round to doing it and obviously it does concern me… I think people will pick up on that but I don’t want anything to be made of it.
We’re trying not to make anything of it, but seriously — it’s not like anyone had to book studio time. Watching the video, most people just used their phones to shoot their video segments. Surely she could have taken some time away from America’s Got Talent? Hell, she works with cameras all day!
To be fair to Scary Spice, Mel B has had a rough year. She lost her father and her marriage fell apart. She posted on Instagram that she’d been abused by her ex-husband:
unanswered text is everything FYI you may know my name but not my story,you maybe have herd what I've done but not what I've been threw but soon you will,so in the mean time I'm just gonna text myself this as a reminder,I may not have come from the perfect home but I was loved by my family,I may not be in the most favorable situation in life currently but trust me I soon will be by speaking my truth coz i refuse to give up shut up and just settle,my heart and my intentions are pure and honest,and that alone makes me stand and fight for what I believe in,I'm focused I work hard I support and raise my 3 beautiful daughters all alone and every day I show them how I'm handling Bisiness and taking back my life bit by bit,wearing the goddess crown my babies gave me proudly,I no the cards I've been dealt with willchange for the better and change indeed very very soon, a lot of people WILL be eating there cruel dishonest disgusting words,me well I'm humble coz I no where I started,I’m full of life coz i made it out alive,plus I'm learning how to love myself more and more each day so thank you to the ones that have stuck by me and believed in me even if I wasn't able to talk to any of you for 10 years but guess what I'm back now stronger healthier and sillier than ever,no more hiding no more shame no more traumatizing pain,these last 7months have been incredible despite the death of my father,but he gave me just the strength I needed to stop living in utter fear thank you daddy I love you and miss you every second of every day,ive stayed quite for way way way too long,want to empower and support women and give strength and hopefully pave the way even if it's just to a hand full of people to let them no you CAN do it,all alone I walked away with nothing just my kids,no one new but it was the most terrifying but amazing walk I took and A: i never looked back B:never will I regret it,I'm crying writting this I'm sorry,but just no your not alone there are more people than you could ever imagine in the same boat right now and yes they are alive to tell there story #stopdomesticviolence #stoprapedrugging #getoutnowplease #nomoreshame #nomorehiding #reportyourabuser
That’s a really good excuse — but the fan in us still wishes she could have found time to make a quick lipsync of “Room For Love” and sent it in. But still, we wish all the best for Mel B; abuse is no laughing matter.
Watch Melanie C’s “Room For Love” Below: