Mel B on "The Real" (Photo credit: Robert Voets/Warner Bros. Television)

Mel B on “The Real” (Photo credit: Robert Voets/Warner Bros. Television)

“The Real” continues the week with guest co-host Mel B, the “America’s Got Talent” judge and former Spice Girl. She chats about the 20th anniversary of the hit song “Wannabe.” Plus, the ladies weigh in on Mariah Carey’s headline-making New Year’s Eve performance and co-host Adrienne Houghton’s must-see suggestion on how she would have saved the show.

Carey addresses the issue on Twitter:

She writes on her Twitter: @mariahcarey – In my own words. #NYE #L4L ? #thefoilers

In the video, she responds:

“Thus it turned into an opportunity to humiliate me and all those who were excited to ring in the new year with me,” she says in the minute-and-a-half long audio statement posted Sunday with the hashtag #thefoilers.

Carey says “my feelings are hurt, but I’m working through this.” She goes on to say that she plans to take a break from “media moments and social-media moments” as she prepares for her March tour.

Mel B: “I was on the platform next to her. So she was like right there and I was watching, going, ‘What is going on over there?’ ‘Cause I was kind of trying to lip-sync along to her song pretending I was Mariah and then it all stopped. And I looked over and I couldn’t believe what I was actually seeing because you know, as a performer, as somebody on TV, if something happens you just keep going. Your first reaction is to not let [the] silence go too long. So I was in complete shock. I was like, ‘Why did you let that happen?’ And this is Mariah, who’s an amazing singer and an amazing performer.”

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