Melanie Brown is BACK, and tells everything to Guardian’s Simon Hattenstone!
Let me tell you, Melanie B.’s never been one to sweeten some harsh truths or to be boring. Here’s a taste of the excellently-written interview…
On her auditions before the Spice Girls: “They were brutal, those auditions. You were told, ‘You’re definitely not what we’re looking for, your hair’s too crazy, your skin colour’s not right’.” How did she react? “I used to just laugh… ‘I know, but I’m not changing it. If anything, I want to go and get a tan and become darker. Everybody looks better with a tan.’”
On the initial Spice Girls “Girl Power” catch phrase: Whose idea was girl power? “I wish it was me,” Brown says, “but I think it was Geri who came up with it.” What did it mean to them? “It was just supporting whatever you want to be as a person. Whatever you want to be, whatever you’re going through, we’re there to sing a song about it.”
On Eddie Murphy’s parentage of her middle daughter, Angel: “It really tore me up, because I didn’t want to blab my side of the story, and I haven’t and I still won’t, out of respect for Angel and out of respect I still have for him. I wouldn’t want to do that to anybody. So I got really down. Stephen, who I’ve known for 15 years, stepped in as a really good friend and said, ‘It’s fine, you’ll get through this.’”
On her three daughters: “Well, I have full custody of all my three kids. We all live together, and they’ve got completely different qualities.” She says Phoenix is cool and sporty, seven-year-old Angel is a show-off “sassy pants”, and three-year-old Madison is a tough firecracker who has to fight for attention.
On her bisexuality: “Well, I did have a four-year relationship with a woman. But I’ve been very happily married for seven years to a penis. Ha ha! An amazing guy.”
That’s only the tip of the iceberg! Check out the whole interview HERE.
Posted Monday, December 1st, 2014 at 2:14pm
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