Cruz Beckham’s singing career is put on hold by his parents

Hanging (literally)😜😂

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As is pretty obvious, David and Victoria Beckham are looking for some form of familial dynasty. Their oldest, Brooklyn, is pursuing a career in photography, having been awarded his first campaign by Burberry at the age of 16. Romeo has been modeling since he was 10. The next in line to enter the nepotistic workforce was Cruz who at the ripe age of 11 got himself an agent and was about to launch his music career. The Beckhams received much criticism for their very young children getting careers instead of educations. According to The Daily Mail, they’ve had a come to Jesus moment and insisted Cruz must put his career on the back burner in favor of school. Do we believe this?

Cruz Beckham’s hopes of becoming a pop star have been dashed – by his parents.

The 11-year-old scored a top ten hit over Christmas but David and wife Victoria have decreed that Cruz must hang up his microphone for the foreseeable future and concentrate on his school work instead.

Cruz signed with pop mogul Scooter Braun at the end of last year and tasted success with If Every Day Was Christmas.

But his parents faced a backlash for pushing their children into the spotlight.

And now sources tell me it was never part of David and Victoria’s plan to allow Cruz to become a fully-fledged pop star before he flies the nest.

Cruz is not alone in having to learn to be patient. Big brother Brooklyn, 18, was looking forward to the launch of his photography book, What I See, on May 4. But after his parents insisted he must get his A-levels out of the way first, the release has been delayed until June 29. Brooklyn will head off to college in New York this autumn.

[From The Daily Mail]

Let me start by saying that I want this to be true. I really want to believe that Victoria and David both recognized all the pitfalls of putting celebrity before the fundamentals. But I am having a hard time believing it. Maybe someone intervened? As for the part about Brooklyn’s book, where was all this concern when the book was first announced? If they did listen to the criticism launched at them then good for them. I wonder if this isn’t a ploy to generate some positive energy surrounding their various projects. Although seemingly nice kids, their talent could be cultivated a bit more, if I’m being honest. Not that they don’t have something to build on but Brooklyn’s photos have been regarded as unimaginative and Cruz’s song was considered “cute.” Maybe the school angle is to shield the kids some pain. In which case, it’s still a nice bit of parenting.

Whatever is behind that, fine – I was on the side of those who thought the kids should be in school rather than the limelight in the first place. However, I don’t agree with the recent attack on Cruz working out. Cruz’s Instagram has several pics of him snowboarding or boxing with his father among other physical activities. Recently he posted this of him on a rowing machine:

Gym with @davidbeckham @brooklynbeckham 😜

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And people came for him, saying he was too young – for exercise? One claimed, “It’s actually bad to work out when you’re a kid; your muscles get damaged,” while another told him to, “eat a donut and have a childhood”. Come on, the kid is 12, I’ll bet if we hooked that machine up to the circuit, he could power a city. Criticize the choice to pull a kid from school to pursue a iffy singing career but attack him for physical activity? You’ve lost me there.

Regardless of how they hustle for high-profile careers for themselves, I do love how the Beckhams continuously troll each other online:

@romeobeckham My brother is asking me to give him a shout out as I have more followers then he does 😜

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  1. PIa says:

    In all honesty, I think his voice is cute, but so is every other 10 year old’s.

    On a larger note, I am really annoyed of the rampant nepotism plaguing movies/fashion/music, especially in the UK.

  2. QQ says:

    Thanks God!… Hopefully the Kid stays put in school and develops a Like for Science or something worth a crap more than Releasing Autotuned Bieber Adjacent stuff

  3. Jeesie says:

    11. Probably the kid’s voice has started breaking and it’s become clear it’s going from stunningly mediocre to plain bad.

    VB’s been posting a lot more of her daughter lately. I expect there’ll be some kiddie fashion range with her name on it soon.

  4. LizLemonGotMarried says:

    The working out, no way! My son, husband, and I are working to be active as a family-building good habits now so he has them for life! He was doing push-ups yesterday while I was doing squats and calf raises, and then we all went on a 3 mile hike and spent an hour in the pool. He’s active in Tae Kwon Do where they have him doing push ups, running, crunches, all sorts of stuff, and he’s under ten. There isn’t the ability to really build muscle yet, but he can create form and good habits now, and build muscle later. People just criticize to criticize.

    • detritus says:

      Full support for sporty kids here.
      Athletics for kids are excellent, early training produces muscle memory, allowing for better muscle retention and the ability to gain muscle again after loss more quickly. Also, little bastards don’t produce lactic acid the same way adults do, so can do some insane sprint training.

      The only real thing to watch for is safety, burnout, and super high impact sports may possibly cause a decrease in high (not sure if supported or not anymore). Think heavy weight lifting, not running or other body weight high impact sports.

      It also gives kids the idea that their body has a purpose beyond what it looks like, and that they can DO these things. I found athletics to be great insulation against this body issues many of my high school peers had.

    • lala says:

      I dont really get the hate for him exercising..I did soccer, ballet, hockey and swimming as a kid, thats all exercise..

  5. M.A.F. says:

    If I recall correctly, his voice didn’t sound all that amazing (yes, he is young but there have been some amazing child singers) and the song of choice was questionable.

  6. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    All that money, yet you don’t take your kid to an orthodontist ? Je ne comprend pas.
    (Having never heard him sing I googled his video)

  7. PettyRiperton says:

    I think it’s important to allow them to have a childhood before they are actually expected to “work”. Let Cruz enjoy playing, hanging with friends allow his vocals to mature and get better. With Vicki knowing how the music industry is maybe she changed her mind for the time being decided to allow him to enjoy this time in his life.
    Working out or just being active is a good habit to form early.

  8. Zapp Brannigan says:

    I am going to be cynical and say that the buzz was poor for whatever the kids were selling, so the powers that be went with a more tabloid friendly version that education is more important rather than the kids are flopping hard in this attempt at building a fame dynasty.

    Harper will be next up to bat with a kids clothing line.

  9. OTHER RENEE says:

    I’m on the anti-nepotism train. We are seeing the promotion of connections over true talent. Unfortunately that has become the new normal. As for the exercise, so not on board with the criticism. My daughter has been into sports since she could walk, organized sports since age 8, captain of a college team that she loved. Exercise had kept her focused and healthy. My stepchild whom I love like my own offspring hates exercise, is overweight and has a slew of health issues at the age of 21 that are directly related and could be fixed. Breaks my heart. So if this Beckham kid can encourage any kid to get off his or get butt and exercise, good on him.

  10. Penelope says:

    Those boys look EXACTLY like their mother.

  11. Molly says:

    It might be a deliberate decision to forego a signing career, or he might just be a fickle tween. My kids go through hobbies pretty quickly too. One decided they loved soccer. LOVED IT. So we bought some clothes, started watching MLS on all the rando channels you never knew you had, and sent him to soccer camp for a week. Shortly after, he decided he didn’t love it anymore and moved on to something else.

    Rich parents do the same thing but x1000. Instead of a trip to the sporting good store, it’s an agent, studio time, and a full production glitter-filled video. Maybe Cruz decided he didn’t love it anymore and moved on to something else. Happens.

  12. SM says:

    The definition of nepotism. Usually it is easier for all of us to finish up the education and then most of us have to work really hard and oftentimes very, very long years building the skill and cultivating talent no matter the profession and then land some good opportunity. Whether in case of nepotism, the opportunities are thrown at you before you even showed anyone what you are capable of. Ugh. Not the best way to show you childeren what an adult life is.

  13. Carol says:

    What does it say about me that the only part of the article that makes me stabby is the name of his song? It should be “If Every Day Were Christmas” because it’s subjunctive mood.