Victoria Beckham is a successful business owner, style icon, wife, and mom, but she’s also crediting her former girl band, the Spice Girls, by spicing up Beyonce’s life and inspiring her to go after her dreams. Let’s break it down.
Before the days of Little Mix, Fifth Harmony, and BLACKPINK, we were blessed with the sassy 90s U.K. girl band the Spice Girls, made up of five women who each brought a different ‘flair’ to the group. Not long after the ‘S.G.s’ hit the scene was Destiny’s Child, which ultimately consisted of Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams (after LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson disbanded earlier)
While these groups didn’t have much in common when it came to their music and style, they were both striving to achieve the ultimate grip of girl power worldwide. “We’re the Spice Girls yes indeed, just girl power is all we need!”
And in a full-circle moment, my inner-90s child is screaming with excitement as Victoria Beckham, AKA Posh Spice, just opened up about the time Beyonce told her that the Spice Girls were her biggest inspiration.
During a recent interview with Dear Media’s Breaking Beauty podcast, Victoria recalled the time she and Beyonce first met a few years back, to which Bey couldn’t help but gush over the former girl group. “She actually said to me, ‘It was the Spice Girls that inspired me and made me want to do what I do and made me proud to be a girl. I’m proud to be who I am.’”
I can almost say with certainty that Beyonce doesn’t just hand out compliments when she sees fit. Victoria agreed with that sentiment, adding, “When someone like Beyoncé, who is so iconic and such a strong woman, says that she was inspired by the Spice Girls, I think that that’s quite something.”
Well, that’s quite something too! One thing Victoria always loved about the Spice Girls was that each of the girls was unapologetically themselves, which, in large part, was one thing that made them so successful.
Victoria said, “I look at us all, and it makes me smile because we didn’t care. Whether it was fashion or beauty, we didn’t care. We wore what made us feel good. We weren’t worried, ‘Is this the newest, coolest?’ We set trends because there was no fear.” But it wasn’t just Beyonce who was inspired by the girls, as Victoria went on to clarify that “we inspired lots of young women,” with their main goal of “accepting who you are.”
She added that while in the band, the girls embraced each other’s differences, explaining that it was “okay to be different,” and focused on “celebrating the fact that we’re all different,” which was made evident by their unique personas more commonly known as Posh Spice, Scary Spice, Sporty Spice, Baby Spice, and Ginger Spice.
Both the Spice Girls and Destiny’s Child have reunited onstage on multiple occasions since splitting back in the early 2000s, so I guess the infamous phrase really is true after all: “Make it last forever, friendship never ends!” I am seriously living for this whole ‘females supporting other females’ movement, which leads me to my final few words: GIRL POWER.
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