Sporty Spice is finally speaking up about her current awkward relationship with the other Spice Girls.
Mel C aka Melanie Chisholm has revealed that she was offered a whopping £2 million (RM10.76 million) to rejoin the girl group but turned it down. Unsurprisingly, not everyone took her decision well.
In speaking with Event Magazine, the 42-year-old singer opened up about her predicament with the members of GEM – Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, and Emma Bunton – saying, “It’s a bit awkward at the moment to be honest. It’s going to be, isn’t it? But I do know we’ll get past it. We’ve all been through so much together, and we’re these five girls who did this incredible thing and that will unite us forever.”
“My nightmare is that people think I’m turning down the Spice Girls because I think my own album is going to be bigger. I don’t. I know it won’t be,” Mel C added.
Mel C went on to explain that at the height of Spice Girls’ success, she was battling with personal demons that left her emotionally fragile. “When the Spice Girls were at their biggest, I couldn’t even really look at myself in the mirror because I didn’t like what I saw. Depression, eating disorders, obsessive over-exercising; I went through all of it,” she explained.
“It just didn’t feel right to go back. I loved what we did as the Spice Girls and part of me will be Sporty Spice until I die. We had one reunion [in 2007] and I didn’t want to do that. But I was talked round and it was the right thing to do, we had a great time and then we played at the closing ceremony for the Olympics in 2012. That to me was where [the Spice Girls] should have been laid to rest. Sometimes you just have to say no,” she continued.
The entertainer also claimed that the decision against returning for the reunion was a tough one. “I’d like to say the money didn’t matter to me. I’m a single mother (she has a 7-year-old daughter, Scarlett, with her ex Thomas Starr) and I do have financial concerns,” she told Event Magazine.
“It was a really difficult decision. I didn’t take it lightly. I did go quite far down the route with the girls. I went to a lot of meetings but I just didn’t feel it was right in my gut. When I finally said no I just felt relief,” said Mel C.
Mel C, who recently released her brand new single “Anymore” earlier this month, is concentrating on the release of her forthcoming album “Version Of Me”, slated to hit stores on 21st October.