Simon Cowell gets paid an awful lot of money to act like an entitled prick, but hey, a brand’s a brand.
And while his jabs, digs and jokes usually come at the expense of some hapless would-be performer wearing their heart on their sleeve, occasionally Simon will direct his focus to his fellow judges.
In this case, he opted for the two birds, one stone approach, attempting to insult America’s Got Talent cohost Mel B (a.k.a Scary Spice) and the performer all in one breath.
Mel was not having it.
Watching the below video, you get the sense that this wasn’t “play fighting” — girl looks pissed, and understandably.
“I feel like this would be a lot like Mel’s wedding night, a lot of anticipation…” Simon says. “Not much promise or delivery.”
Mel is currently in the midst of a difficult divorce with her husband of ten years, Stephen Belafonte. Nice timing, Simon.
See how she reacted below: