Mel B's Daughters Don't Like the Spice Girls

Mel B and daughters
Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Mel B, daughters Madison Belafonte, Angel Iris Murphy Brown and Giselle Belafonte arrive at the premiere of Disney's Alice Through The Looking Glass at the El Capitan Theatre on May 23, 2016 in Hollywood, Calif.

"One of them calls it 'old people's music,'" she said.

Mel B recently told People that she is committed to raising her three daughters as "confident, strong women" -- and judging from their unabashed opinions of the music their mother's music, it would appear she's succeeded. 

The America's Got Talent judge said in the interview that her daughters -- Phoenix, Angel, and Madison -- openly dislike her Spice Girls music, but that doesn't stop her from playing it around them constantly.

"One of them calls it 'old people's music,'" she said. "[I'm] like, 'What are you talking about? It's '90s pop. It's the best genre of music ever.'" 

Still, Mel B emphasized that she, at least, thinks the "vibe" of that time period's music is "brilliant."

"I listen to my own music all the time and not just my own solos, but Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys," she said. "I'm a '90s R&B pop girl. I'm always going to be like that."

Differences in musical taste aside, the "Tell Me" singer expressed hope that her children would continue to grow into principled young women.

"All you can give them is love, affection and attention and they go on their merry way,” she said. “I hope I’m raising three confident, strong women on the inside who are appreciative, respectful and supportive of other women.”



The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.