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Simon Cowell Joked About Mel B's Marriage On "AGT," So She Threw A Drink In His Face And Stormed Offstage

Can't. Look. Away.

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So, I sort of gave up on talent competitions a while ago, but if you're still a fan, you'll know that Season 12 of America's Got Talent is well underway.

Last night, the show aired its second quarterfinals episode and things got uncomfortable AF.
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Last night, the show aired its second quarterfinals episode and things got uncomfortable AF.

It all started after escape artist Demian Aditya experienced some technical difficulties during his insane performance and was anxiously awaiting the judges' feedback. That's when Tyra asked Simon what he thought of the act:

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To which Simon, aka the Gordon Ramsay of talent shows, replied with a rude remark about Mel's marriage:

The comment was particularly insensitive because Mel B is currently going through a MESSY AF divorce. The former Spice Girl accused husband Stephen Belafonte of physical and emotional abuse and blackmail, and claimed that her soon-to-be ex had an affair and impregnated their nanny before forcing her to get an abortion. Mel has filed a restraining order and has fought the judge's order of $40K a month in spousal support.
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The comment was particularly insensitive because Mel B is currently going through a MESSY AF divorce. The former Spice Girl accused husband Stephen Belafonte of physical and emotional abuse and blackmail, and claimed that her soon-to-be ex had an affair and impregnated their nanny before forcing her to get an abortion. Mel has filed a restraining order and has fought the judge's order of $40K a month in spousal support.

Before he could even finish his "joke," Mel uncapped her drink and tossed it right in Simon's face before storming off the set.

On any other night, this would be the craziest thing to happen on #AGT.

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Mel spoke about the incident to Entertainment Tonight, saying:

He should know, if you say something inappropriate he's gonna get like, stuff thrown at him. In a friendly way. I made sure there was no ice in it this timeā€¦ just fizzy water. I just [wish] I would have had cranberry juice in there or something, and then his whole body would be really sticky!"

She added, "I told him he was an asshole and that was it, and he goes, 'Oh, whatever.'"

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That doesn't sound like much of an apology to me!

This isn't the first spat that Mel and Simon have had. Hell, it's not even the first time she's thrown a drink in his face. And let's be real, it probably won't be the last. Watch the whole exchange here.

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