“I kind of imagine this would be like Mel B’s wedding night,” Cowell said. “A lot of anticipation, not much promise or delivery.”
Brown was not amused by the joke and threw her glass of water at Cowell before storming off stage.
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“Mel B is out,” host Tyra Banks said after the incident. “This is live TV, y’all. Live TV.”
Brown spoke to Entertainment Tonight following the incident and said of Cowell, "He should know, if you say something inappropriate, he's gonna get like, stuff thrown at him."