Better known by the moniker Sporty Spice, Mel - real name Melanie Chisholm - has declined to take part in the celebratory gigs next year and now it's alleged that the 42-year-old has "consulted lawyers" in an attempt to stop the reunion going ahead.A source told The Sun: "Mel has told the other girls she is consulting lawyers about whether the reunion can go ahead without her.
uk has contacted Mel C's representative for comment.The reports come shortly after a source told The Mirror that the I Turn To You hitmaker had been pouring cold water over the girls' reunion, which they announced with a 40-second clip released to You Tube last month."Mel C has been telling friends it's not happening - not for the anniversary and not next year.She's not interested in revisiting the band, and neither is Victoria.The show pays tribute to the life and times of Mathosa as a diva during her time with Boom Shaka and as a solo artist.But Mathosa's former Boom Shaka group members - Junior Sokhela, Theo Nhlengethwa and Thembi Seete - are not pleased with the manner in which Mathosa is portrayed. "It is more about beautiful girls competing to be the best singers on stage, and Lebo was not about competing." Seete added that Mathosa was more of a teacher and a musician than a competitor.
"There are events in the story which pained me as I watched," he said.
"Lebo was an emotional character and when she met her mother for the first time, she was touched and emotional, yet then you see people making a joke out of that crucial, emotional moment.
That is sad." Sokhela, who was a rapper in the youthful four-member Boom Shaka, complained that band members were not asked to make inputs on the tribute. "We knew Lebo before she was a musician, and when she was with Boom Shaka, and even when she went solo, she was still part of our lives." But Sokhela said he was happy that someone had taken the initiative to relive their fellow artist's musical life.
"In every project you engage yourself with, research is important," Sokhela said. Nhlengethwa said he got a call days before the opening of the show.
"I had hoped to witness the real Lebo, but I found myself watching more of a music concert than a tribute," he said.
The trio, however, feels there is still time to amend the "unfairness" in the show and they are "open" to helping "in making it better".