Why Was Mel B Booed During First America's Got Talent Taping?

Natalie Abrams
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Scary Spice, indeed!

Mel B was booed during her first taping of America's Got Talent after she dissed a brass band, TMZ.com reports.

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The new judge and former Spice Girl was in New Orleans for her first day of filming alongside Howie Mandel, Howard Stern and Heidi Klum when she told a popular hometown brass hand, Lagniappe, that she wasn't a fan of brass music. The crowd naturally went wild, booing her and telling her to "Go home." Mel reportedly was upset and turned to Mandel for comfort.

Last month, Mel B joined the NBC competition show, replacing Sharon Osbourne, who quit the show in September over the network's treatment of her son Jack.

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