Friendship never ends, but the Spice Girls‘ run as a fivesome is over forever—at least according to Victoria Beckham.
In an interview with the February 2014 issue of Spain’s Vanity Fair, the designer formerly known as Posh Spice said that while she was “so proud” to reunite with the girl group at the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, she “won’t ever do it again.”
“That was a perfect time to say, “That’s great. Thank you to everybody, but no more,'” she said. “Sometimes you’ve got to know when it’s time to leave the party.”
NEWS: Mel B leaves the door open for another Spice Girls album
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Fair enough, but never say never! Victoria, 39, recently told French Vogue that she realized the Spice Girls were “finished for good in 2008” on their final reunion tour date at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. “The other girls spent time relaxing in bed, shopping and in the gym before heading off to the sound check,” she said. “I arrived with three kids in tow in a really tight dress because I’d been in meetings all day…I just wanted to be elsewhere.”
But Victoria called her Olympic reunion with Mel B Mel C., Emma Bunton and Geri Haliwell “an incredible honor.” And as she told Vanity Fair, that same feminist spirit from her pop star days is an influence on her work in the fashion world, too. “The Spice Girls were successful because we celebrated women,” she said. “That’s why I do what I do today.”Girl power!
I still think that the girls can pull off one more album, and the fact that Victoria doesn’t want to reunite with her former band mates doesn’t mean that the other ladies can’t perform without her. We’ve seen this with other girl groups. But in some small way I have to agree, once the ship has sailed, it’s off to better horizens. Mel B. began her solo career when she released “I Want You Back
” with Missy Elliott
on Virgin Records
. The single charted at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart, followed by the release of her debut album, Hot
. The album also saw release of 4 top 10 singles “Tell Me
” and “Feels So Good
“. L.A. State of Mind
was her second studio album, released in 2005 on the independent label Amber Café, and saw the release of only one single—”Today
“. In mid-2012, Mel B. announced a return to her solo recording career with the release of her third studio album by signing with EMI Music Australia. The scope of the deal with EMI office includes concessions for global partnering with EMI.She returned to television in 2011 when she joined the judging panel of the Australian
version of The X Factor
where she sat alongside Ronan Keating, Guy Sebastian and Natalie Bassingthwaighte. She later became the co-presenter of the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars
. It was later announced that Mel would appear as a guest judge on the UK’s version of The X Factor
after a replacement for Kelly Rowland had not yet been found. In February 2013, it was announced that Mel B. was hired as a judge on the variety talent show America’s Got Talent
, replacing Sharon Osbourne
. Looks like Scary Spice, doesn’t need the Spice Girls to revive her career. So, looking back it seems that only 2 of the Spice Girls are really making their mark and having staying power. How do I miss my Spice Girls! I guess in a nut shell…these ladies know what they really really want.