'I Had To Do It': Mel B Dishes On 'Tell-All' Book & Spice Girls Tour
The singer and television personality said her 19-year-old daughter encouraged her to write her autobiography which details her decade-long former relationship.
Mel B told The Project panel she reached a point where she didn't want to let anyone read her newly released book, but said she was supported by her daughter, mother and friends who encouraged her to keep going.
"I had to do it because I'm telling my side of the story in my words," she said of her tell-all memoir Brutally Honest.
"There's so many rumours and salacious stuff out there about me anyway."
Mel told the panel it was her daughter who encouraged and helped her write the book.
"Let's educate people on what it is to be in an abusive relationship, let's get the message out there," she said, on the intention behind sharing her story.
The tell-all reportedly reveals extensive details about the pop-star's former relationship with ex Stephen Belafonte, who she alleges abused her for years.
Belafonte has repeatedly denied the allegations.
Mel described the writing process as therapeutic and said she wanted to send a message to women and men that abuse has to stop.
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The panel also asked the television personality about her stint on UK’s X-factor, after she missed a portion of the show during a season as judge.
"The show much go on on, so many levels for me," she said.
"I was living a lie at home that nobody knew about."
"For me work was my saviour and it was my income," the Wannabe singer said, adding that she felt safe at work because her former partner allegedly couldn't reach her there.
Mel B also dished on the upcoming Spice Girls reunion tour, telling the panel that she was thrilled the tour was finally going ahead after years of speculation.
"It was really overwhelming and reassuring that a lot of people were calling and on the computer booking their tickets," she said.
Scary Spice also addressed questions about Victoria Beckham not joining the group for the tour, insisting that Posh Spice had given them her blessing and was focusing on her family and fashion career.
BUT she said she was holding out hope Beckham might still join them after all. *so we'll be keeping our fingers crossed till then*
And while she gave a big, Scary "Yes!" when asked whether Aussie fans might get a chance to see the girl group reunited, we might not want to get too excited, after Mel B insisted she was "not the person to ask".
"I'm hoping it's not just going to be in the U.K., it's going to carry on to Europe, to America, to Australia," she said.
"We'll just have to wait and see."
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