Victoria Beckham explains why she didn’t do the Spice Girls tour

When the Spice Girls reunion tour was announced, there was a great deal of back and forth as to whether Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham, would be joining the other four. Victoria kept telling everyone she wasn’t, but Mel B was telling everyone she was. Most of us went with Victoria’s statement over Mel’s because she sounded pretty insistent that she had no desire to tour at all. And when all was said and done, Victoria did, in fact, sit the tour out. But people still wanted to know why she refused to go back to her Spice ways. When speaking to Vogue Germany, Victoria basically said she went with her gut, and that she was so brave to do so.

Victoria Beckham has finally explained why she didn’t take part in the recent Spice Girls reunion that saw the girl group headline stadiums across the UK.

Posh Spice was the only member not to join up with the ‘90s band for the dates, which concluded last month with three nights at London’s Wembley Stadium.

“It took me a lot of courage not to go on tour with the Spice Girls again, but to be the one who says, ‘You know, I’m not doing it because things feel different now than they used to,’” she said. “I’d rather concentrate on my family and my company.”

She continued: “I’m 45 now and very happy to be the woman I am… I’m not trying to change, I want to be the best version of myself.

Before I turned 40, I wasn’t that confident. I learned to listen to my gut feeling.”

[From Vogue Germany via Socialite Life]

I’m a Posh apologist, of course, but truth be told, I was never into The Spice Girls. I like all the members and enjoy the two songs of theirs I know but emotionally, I have no horse in this race. So I wasn’t ever bothered with Victoria not joining the tour. I’m poking fun of her boasting about her courage in her decision, especially since she was just going to mouth the words behind a powerless mic and not dance. I do, however, get where she’s coming from. She knew fans would be disappointed and would lash out at her if she said no. She also turned down a big chuck of change and with all the hits her fashion line took, that was probably the hardest part. But I understand gut feelings and if hers was not to go on tour, I think she made the right choice. If she had gone and been miserable, that would have driven a wedge between her and the others. Plus, I’m not surprised she’d rather focus on her family and company. Her home life has been a bit tumultuous over the last year (or more). She and David celebrated their 20th anniversary over the weekend with some very loved up Instagram posts, maybe it was all PR bs or maybe focusing on her marriage worked. As for her company, I bet that’s her solace and my guess is that’s where she throws herself when things get hectic for her.

Of course, Victoria’s gut feeling meant little to Mel B who is still complaining about Victoria. Mel said she expected Victoria to be there, even if just in the audience supporting them. Victoria did send her support via social media, but I guess she didn’t attend any of the concerts. I don’t know why, maybe business kept her away, maybe it was personal. I do think Mel needs to let this go, though. We get it, Posh pissed you off. Never fear, though, Spice Girls fans – the gang is still okay, according to Mel, who said, “No [it’s not a rift]. We’re all adults, we all have to respectfully get on with whatever. But it is a bit disappointing, let’s put it that way.” Cool. So we can still look forward to the whole group back together for their animated film.



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  1. ds says:

    omg her plastic phase is so funny to see now!

  2. Peg says:

    Mel B is so annoying and lies constantly.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      Didn’t she claim that the Spice Girls were going to perform at the royal wedding? She seems like a one-woman clickbait machine.

  3. Chrissy says:

    I agree with you Hecate, she made the right decision. The tour’s tackiness would have totally destroyed her business brand, not to mention, her kids would probably have been mortified.

  4. lana86 says:

    As a 45 year old business woman to put on a sparkling bra and strike poses on a stage is a bit pathetic, I get her. She has done well for herself, no need for this embarrassment.
    Like, it’s not like she was a proper singer you know, she was an eye candy. And that’s not a role to recapture in your 40s, when you are supposed to be way more than that.

  5. SM says:

    I agree. She made the right call. She worked hard and long to cave for her self this new persona: a working mother building her own business. She now sees herself as business woman managing fashion brand. And she doesn’t want to get back to something she clearly was uncomfortable with (and objectively – singing is not her thing) and that is fine, she doesn’t own any explanation to anyone. I mean what are Spice Girls now? Do they have any new music or this is all a tour to milk the nostalgia, in which case Victoria’s decision is even more understandable. She doesn’t need that and if MelB needs this opportunity to milk the past glory and this is how she sees herself she just needs to mind her own business.

  6. Lisa says:

    Not surprised she passed.

  7. Jax says:

    And just why would Victoria need to show up in the audience Mel B? So you could harass her more for not being on stage in person? Yeah that would have gone so well for everyone including the fans. VB did the right thing with staying away.

    • halfpint says:

      Yes, this. I could even see if she did show up and word got out that they (read: Mel B) would try to goad her onto stage. So yeah, good call on not going in person.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      The whole Mel B/VB saga is reminiscent of the SJP and Kim Cattrall drama – Mel B tried to publicly bully VB into doing the tour and when it didn’t work she resorted to whinging about it at every opportunity she can get.

    • enike says:

      I think she didnt go to sit in the audience for the fear MelB or the fans would push her up to the stage, what is a really real possibility (nearly granted), if she were there

  8. Arizona says:

    Let’s be honest – Posh is the only one who became a real star, and she’s stayed one. She’s successful and doing very well for herself. She doesn’t need this like the other girls do.

    I was about 7 or 8 when their first album came out, and I loved it, but I haven’t listened to it in about 20 years aside from Wannabe. I don’t really get the huge nostalgic appeal of them, tbh.

  9. Digital Unicorn says:

    She made the right call as the tour has basically become the Mel B money making show and Mel B is clearly pissed that Victoria affected her payday. Just look at how she threw Geri under the bus to get attention.

  10. leskat says:

    I still don’t have any idea why anyone would think she needs to go out on tour with the Spice Girls. She doesn’t need money, she doesn’t need to popularity boost, she doesn’t need that type of spotlight. She has her own life and, aside from some whispers about divorce, it seems like a pretty successful one. If I was her I wouldn’t want to disrupt my life by travelling all over the world pretending to sing- because you all know she isn’t singing a note out there anyway. The other women can go out and bathe in that sweet, sweet nostalgia but I am glad Victoria isn’t caving to pressure to go on tour.

  11. TheHeat says:

    There seems to be a big push for these reunion tours, and in many cases, it reeks of desperation. That is not a good thing for an executive, nor her brand. She totally made the right call.
    And no shade on her for telling everyone that it took courage. It very likely DID! With all the pressures, trying to force her hand into doing it, not to mention her own former bandmate gleaning for attention, it would have been quite difficult. And it’s okay for a woman to point out her strong suits, once in a while.

  12. Faithmobile says:

    She definitely made the right decision. I remember traveling around Europe when I was 18 and as soon as a shop keeper realized we were Americans they put Wannabe on the stereo. To this day that song makes me cringe.

  13. JRenee says:

    I respect her right to say no, didn’t need an explanation. She did what was right for her.

  14. Mala says:

    I was a Spice fan when I was a teen, I saw them in Wembley last month. I understand why she didn’t want to make a tour, I don’t blame her. And Mel B is annoying. But in Wembley everyone was expecting her just to say hi – not even to sing. BTW, she was singing and dancing in the Spice Girls, there is a lot of videos of her singing live- not that bad.