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Geri Horner reveals ‘sassy’ Spice Girls confrontation with label boss

The Spice Girls at the Brit Awards during their 90s heyday (Fiona Hanson/PA)
The Spice Girls at the Brit Awards during their 90s heyday (Fiona Hanson/PA)

Geri Horner has revealed that the Spice Girls once confronted a record company boss who had previously rejected the group.

She told BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The 90s With Fearne Cotton that they were “so sassy” towards the man in the backstage incident at the Brit Awards.

“It was our Pretty Woman moment,” the singer said.

Geri Horner
Geri Horner recalled the moment the incident happened backstage at the Brits (Steve Paston/PA)

“Do you remember when Julia Roberts is in that shop in Pretty Woman and she goes, ‘Big mistake!’

“I think when you’re in a pack you feel a little more confident.

“We went up to him… and went, ‘You turned us down, big mistake’.

“We were so sassy with it.”

The incident took place at the 1997 Brit Awards, she said.

Horner also said that her and Melanie C tried to storm the stage at a Blur concert in London after going backstage.

Damon Albarn of Blur
Horner said she and Mel C tried to storm the stage at a Blur gig (David Jensen/PA)

“We were thinking, yeah, maybe we can just jump on stage and, you know, dance along, mosh along with Damon Albarn.

“We were probably about 10 centimetres away from the spotlight, sharing it with Damon Albarn.

“Then suddenly this big arm scoops the pair of us.

“We were dragged into the shadows by a security guard going, ‘I don’t think so’.”

Melanie C
Melanie C also recalled her memories (Ian West/PA)

Melanie C said they had agreed to do it as a dare if the next song was their hit Girls And Boys, which it was.

“We saw Damon at the after party and he said if he had known it was us, he would have let us stay on,” she said.

“So it was a missed opportunity.”

Sounds Of The 90s With Fearne Cotton is available to listen to on BBC Sounds every Saturday, and is broadcast on BBC Radio 2 every Friday from 10pm to 12am.

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