Victoria Beckham, a.k.a. Posh Spice, is setting the record straight. In the hallowed tradition of destroying everyone’s childhood, Beckham has admitted that one very important aspect of all those classic Spice Girls performances throughout the ’90s was not what it seemed. Beckham’s microphone, despite appearances, was never actually turned on.
“They used to turn it off and just let the others sing,” Beckham told Claudia Winkleman at the Vogue 100 exhibition on Thursday, the Sun reports. Beckham, however, isn’t sweating those memories in the slightest. “I got the last laugh,” she said. “And now my mic is well and truly on, finally.”
With her mic troubles apparently behind her, will we see a proper (i.e. mics-on) Spice Girls reunion tour to mark the 20th anniversary of “Wannabe” this year? Not exactly. Surrounding conflicting rumors of the Spice crew getting back together for a nostalgia-drenched global jaunt, a rep for Beckham told TMZ in January that such plans would not include Posh Spice.
According to the rep’s statement, it’s simply a matter of letting the past remain, you know, the past. Beckham “has been very respectful about the fabulous time they had together in the past,” the rep said. Beckham’s focus now, however, is “very much her family and fashion business.”
Bummer. “Wannabe” is still a banger.