Back in the roaring '90s, the Spice Girls defined female friendship. These ladies were all about girl power and "zig-a-zig-ah," so it comes as quite a surprise to hear that Mel C (AKA Sporty Spice, AKA Melanie Chisholm) was bullied by her Ginger, Posh, Scary and Baby sister-friends.
The singer says her new song "Version of Me" is about said bullying, telling Attitude, "Unfortunately, being bullied can really damage people and even when you are stronger and over it, it can still be in the background—undermining you."
When asked if the bullying she endured was Spice Girls-related, Mel C said the following:
"Yes. I'm not going to name names. But yes. It's been addressed, they were aware of what they'd done. They apologized... Now I'm older, I'm a lot more confident and I will not be shat upon. But when I was younger I let people shit on me. What's done is done, but I'd have liked to have been a bit stronger. When we were kids, we were so hard on each other, and so determined to succeed that if anybody fell out of line they were quickly brought back in. That was quite a lot of pressure to live under."
This is a blow to all us Spice Girls fans, but hey—at least everyone's getting along circa right now. To quote the immortal wisdom of the girls themselves: "Make it last forever, friendship never ends."