The name Victoria Beckham is synonymous with ‘The Spice Girls’ but if her recent revelation about her role in the group is anything to ponder on, it’ll be right to say she wasn’t really a part of the globally famous all-girls group.
“Beckhams” is one of the modeling icons to have graced the cover of British Vogue three times. She was an honored guest at the magazine’s Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday.
At the ceremony, she presented a speech in which the singer revealed, painfully, that she was not allowed sing in the group though no one noticed until now.
She confessed that her vocals were never heard because the group always turn off her mic. The truth was somehow funny for listeners but it wasn’t intended.
Victoria was not just trying to expose how bad she was as a musician still searching for her destiny at that time, she felt humiliated to be seen but never heard. Who wouldn’t see that as hurtful?
The model icon thanked her stars that David Beckham came around. Even better than that, she is happy to have finally found what she has that the group lacked but she surely has someone to thank for that. “Destiny can be delayed…”
Victoria didn’t mince words in saying how she felt out of her comfort zone while performing in the globally successful band.
She said: ‘Luckily because I used to wear heels, I just used to jig about a bit and I got away with it but it never came easily. I was always much more reserved than the other girls.’
The Spice Girls’ former manager Simon Fuller recently revealed that Victoria, after the group broke apart, was unsure what career path to take but knew she felt ‘uncomfortable’ in the band.
He said: ‘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?”
”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”.’
The Sun reported that she told host Claudia Winkleman: ‘They used to turn it off and just let the others sing. I got the last laugh – and now my mic is well and truly on, finally.’
She also said that she got a much better deal than the rest of the band when it came to her wardrobe.
‘I was always the one that loved fashion and it was quite a result for me because the girls always used to get their clothes for free because they were crap and so there was a lot of budget for me to have my little Gucci dress.’
Now can you feel her pain and hatred?