Spice Girls former manager Simon Fuller is claiming that Victoria Beckham “always felt uncomfortable” being part of the band.
Fuller, who worked with the group through the peak years of their success, believes the 42-year-old only found her “true vocation” when she quit music and ventured into the fashion industry.
The 55-year-old explained,
“Victoria, coming out of the Spice Girls, being married to David Beckham, launched a solo career. She never felt comfortable. Even in the Spice Girls – it was great fun, she was in the world’s biggest group for two or three years – but she didn’t feel comfortable.”
After the split of the girl band, Beckham released her own self-titled debut album in 2001 (it contained 12 tracks).
A BBC review of the eponymous compilation critiqued it as,
“A mish-mash affair of gushy sentiment and wishy-washy RnB. Whereas her fellow Spice’s found a natural progression for their sounds, Posh’s long awaited debut pulls no surprises as formulaic, cringy pop.”
While speaking at the Business Innovation Awards in Los Angeles, where he was named entrepreneur of the year, Fuller added,
“When the Spice Girls broke up, she had a few songs as a solo artist but she wasn’t happy and she said to me ‘Simon, I just don’t want to do music any more. What do you think I should do?'”
The creator of the Idol franchise went on to mention,
“It was one of those things that you get this kind of clarity of vision. I’ve known Victoria since she was 18 and her passion in life was always clothes. She was called Posh Spice because she always wore the best dresses and she knew everything about clothes.
“I said ‘You should be in fashion. You should be a designer.'”
Victoria Beckham went on to become a successful model, gracing the cover of magazines such as Vogue. She also created her own clothing line titled, Victoria by Victoria Beckham.
The now fashion guru was just named the world’s best-dressed traveller by British Airways. Placing second was Amal Clooney and third was Kendall Jenner.
There have been plans for a Spice Girls tour to mark the group’s 20th anniversary this year, but Posh Spice has announced she will not take part.
In January her rep said that, “she has been very respectful about the fabulous time they had together in the past, however, her focus is now very much her family and fashion business.”
Sporty Spice, a.k.a Mel C., also dropped out of the reunion talks. She’s released six solo albums since leaving the girl group in 1998.
Scary Spice, a.k.a. Mel B., confirmed on an Allegedly podcast that the remaining group members were in the middle of planning a 20th anniversary tour.
“It’s a never-ending question. The thing is we are in the talks with each other, closely about this reunion.”
The entire group last performed together during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.