Mel B says she wrote lyrics for the rap section on 'Wannabe' while she was inside a toilet
Mel B spoke about the the rap portion in the band's hit song 'Wannabe' and revealed that she wrote it in eight minutes while she was in the toilet
Spice Girl Mel B appeared on the Today show as the fourth-hour co-host on Wednesday. Mel B spoke about the elusive 'Spice Girls' reunion and the the rap portion in the band's hit song 'Wannabe'. She revealed that she wrote it while she was in the toilet.
She confessed, "Took me, like, eight minutes to write it... Imagine being with five girls. We all have our own opinions… Every song that we write, we have a focus-point topic, so this song was all about supporting each other and, if you have a boyfriend, that’s got to be approved by their friends. And I was like, 'Hold it a minute… I want to go off to the toilet and write a quick rap.' I made a little tinkle and was writing and I came up with that.”
Although Victoria Beckham had earlier told Vogue during a preview of her autumn/winter 2018 collection that the Spice Girls will not be touring together, Mel B, however, confirmed on Wednesday that the girls will be definitely sharing the stage in the near future.
She said, "She’s always bloody saying (no). Stop it! Yes, we are going to be doing performances together, for sure... I’m the only one that keeps saying, 'We’re going to be performing,' which we are going to be performing! Finally, they’ve got it together.”
Victoria, on the other hand, had told Vogue, "I’m not going on tour. The girls aren’t going on tour... There’s something so strong in the message of what the Spice Girls stood for. What is that in the future? What does that look like? We were just bouncing ideas around. Brainstorming.” However, publicist Jo Milloy had also confirmed that the five would be exploring new opportunities in the coming months.
According to New York Daily News, the 'Spice Girls' initial years of activity lasted from 1994 to 2000, after which they embarked on a reunion tour in 2007 followed by a performance at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony, which is considered to be their last performance.
The article quotes Mel B saying, "We were all close for different reasons. If I wanted to go out partying or clubbing, I’d go with Geri. If I wanted to be more sensible and figure out my taxes, I’d talk to Victoria,” Brown said of her enduring friendships with the girls. “And then Melanie was all about training and vocal warm-ups, very disciplined. Emma, she’s just my eating buddy.”
Catch Mel B's interview on Today below.