Scary Spice doesn't think much of the Material Girl--if she thinks of her at all!
Appearing on Oz's popular syndicated radio program The Kyle and Jackie O Show, new X Factor Australia judge Mel B was asked to rate the best voices based on audition tapes played for her. Only little did this Spice Girl know, the snippets were from some of the world's biggest entertainers, including Madonna.
But did Mel really call the Madonna "a bitch" as Perez Hilton's blogged this morning, suggesting some kind of bad blood between the two? E! News went to the tape and we can tell you the answer is...
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Without know it was Madonna singing, the songstress otherwise known as Melanie Brown offered her appraisal of the tune:
"That was a karaoke kind of drunken laugh," Mel told the shock jocks.
Then, after finding out the pipes actually belonged to the Queen of Pop, Mel added, "Good then, be-yotch!"
While it was obvious Mel was joking and not seriously dissing Madge, both The Kyle and Jackie O Show and Perez played up the slight and made it sound worse than it really was.
And don't worry, Madonna, you're in good company. When it comes to blindly judging vocal talent by ear alone, Mel also was also not so keen on a sampling of Lady Gaga, whose piano ballad she said was "not her cup of tea."
As for the artists she liked? Brown gave a big thumbs-up to Guy Sebastian, Pink, Elton John and, oh, her 18-year-old self.