If you wanna have a reunion, you’ve gotta have it without Posh Spice. In a new interview with fashion mogul Victoria Beckham made it clear that she wanted no part in another Spice Girls reunion—but largely because it all went so right the first time.
“I think I learnt a lot from the Spice Girls, most importantly how you can have everything one minute and then lose it the next,” the erstwhile Posh Spice told the paper, in regard to her successful fashion empire. “I’ve been given a second chance, so I’m not going to lose it again.”
This statement comes on the heels of the announcement that there will in fact be a Spice Girls reunion – of sorts. Former group members Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton have organized a mini reunion to honor the 20th anniversary of the girls’ first single, ‘Wannabe’. Now going by the name GEM (for Geri, Emma, Mel), the trio has been teasing fans for a few months as to what they can expect regarding an anniversary celebration.
“What we did in the Spice Girls was so special. If they sang Spice Girls songs I think I might be a bit sad,” she said during the interview. But when asked if she wishes GEM well, the style maven replied positively. “Of course, as a new group, I do,” she said. “I [just] think they should sing their own material.
Melanie Chisholm, aka Sporty Spice, aka Mel C, wasn’t turned on by the idea, either. In an interview with LOVE magazine, the songstress reassured fans over the summer that she does love her former mates, but she was ready to move on.
Explaining what GEM was all about, Mel B said on the Late Late Show With James Corden last month, “We’re going to perform and celebrate together for the people. Asked about the missing Spices, the America’s Got Talent judge cracked, “The other two bitches didn’t want to do it!…My other two fellow lovely ladies.”