America’s Got Talent’s Judge Melanie “Mel B” Brown
New York – Melanie “Mel B” Brown walked off the America’s Got Talent Show stage Tuesday night after fellow judge Simon Cowell made a makeshift joke about her wedding night.
The event took place as the former Spice Girl is in the middle of a divorce from estranged husband Stephen Belafonte.
The British TV personality Cowell, 57, made an unwell timed dig 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, a well-known former Spice Girl, did not appreciate the comment and continued to fling her glass of water at Cowell before walking out of the studio live on air.
“Mel B is out,” host Tyra Banks said. “This is live TV, y’all. Live TV.”
PEOPLE Magazine once established in July that Brown was earlier ordered to pay her soon to be ex-husband Belafonte $40,000 per month in temporary spousal support.
The former Spice Girl singer filed for divorce from Belafonte in March after nearly 10 years of marriage and asked for joint legal and physical custody of their 5-year-old daughter, Madison.
She also requested to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support in her filing.
Both Mel B and Simon Cowell are British.