Uh oh, is Mel C trying to stop the mini Spice Girls from reuniting?
The 42-year-old singer is reportedly not happy with her former group mates’ plans to form pop trio GEM and is apparently threatening to take legal action against Emma Bunton, Geri Horner, and Mel B (Melanie Brown) in an attempt to block the reunion.
Last month, Bunton, Horner, and Brown surprised fans when they announced their mini reunion in honour of their smash hit single’s 20th anniversary. The trio decided to call themselves GEM (an acronym of each singer’s 1st names), since performing under the Spice Girls moniker wouldn’t be appropriate seeing that Mel C (Melanie Chisholm) and Victoria Beckham opted out.
“Mel has told the other girls she is consulting lawyers about whether the reunion can go ahead without her. She believes she brought music credibility to the group and there is no Spice Girls without her,” a source close to Chisholm told The Sun UK. Despite this latest hiccup, the 3 ladies are still going ahead with their plans for their gig at London’s Hyde Park.
Although Beckham will not be joining the Spice Girls reunion, the fashion designer is said to be really supportive of the idea and has given her blessing to her former bandmates. “Victoria has told the girls to go for it. She’s been really lovely and supportive, which has been a relief to them,” the source added.
Since making the announcement, the trio have been in the studio recording new material including a track titled “Song For Her” for their comeback. The leaked single reportedly contains the lyrics, “Wipe up your tears of doubt you have been crying, lift up your dreams feel like you’re flying, never forget the girl is the woman you are.”
Hopefully this feud will be resolved soon and that the reunion can go on as planned. We can’t wait to hear what Scary Spice, Ginger Spice, and Baby Spice have in store for us ;)