Melanie “Mel B” Brown stormed off the America’s Got Talent stage Tuesday night after fellow judge Simon Cowell made a crude joke about her wedding night. The incident comes as the former Spice Girl is in the middle of a divorce from estranged husband Stephen Belafonte. Simon made a poorly timed joke after a magician suffered a technical malfunction during his performance.
“I kind of imagine this would be like Mel B’s wedding night,” Cowell said. “A lot of anticipation, not much promise or delivery.” Brown did not appreciate the comment and proceeded to fling her glass of water at Cowell before walking out of the studio live on air.