Me­lanie Chisolm hates the name Mel C

Kuwait Times - - WEEKENDER -

The 42-year-old pop star has never liked the moniker which she has been known as since her time in the Spice Girls, in which she was also known as Sporty Spice. Me­lanie dis­likes the ti­tle be­cause she as­so­ci­ates it with neg­a­tiv­ity. She said: “The Mel C thing has al­ways re­ally bugged me. Be­cause in my brain it links to neg­a­tive head­lines. I don’t know why, it just irks me. It’s not my name.” As well as want­ing to dis­tance her­self from the Mel C name, the ‘Any­more’ singer has also dis­tanced her­self from the Spice Girls re­fus­ing to re­unite with Geri Horner, Emma Bun­ton and Mel B for new mu­sic and a con­cert to cel­e­brate their 20th an­niver­sary. Me­lanie ad­mits she does feel “guilty” about spurn­ing the re­union but she just wants to fo­cus on her solo ca­reer and the re­lease of her lat­est al­bum ‘Ver­sion of Me’. In an in­ter­view with The I news­pa­per, she said: “I feel bad and I feel guilty. There’s a lot of neg­a­tiv­ity that sur­rounds it and there shouldn’t be re­ally. I’m not turn­ing my back on the Spice Girls - I’m very proud of them...” The ‘I Turn to You’ hit­maker made her de­ci­sion to not re­unite with the Spice Girls af­ter learn­ing that for­mer mem­ber Vic­to­ria Beck­ham would not be re­turn­ing to the group. She said: “It was just irk­ing me that go­ing back as a fourpiece didn’t quite cut it. With peo­ple out of the mix, who­ever it is, the dy­namic changes.

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