Victoria Beckham, aka “Posh Spice,” gave a broad hint Monday that the Spice Girl phenomenon could finally be at an end. As she embarked on her latest solo outing, “Posh” admitted that the world may have finally lost interest in the Queens of British pop music.
“A lot of people are saying ‘Have you split up? Haven’t you split up?’,” she said in an interview with Sky TV.
“If we came out and said to everybody we’ve split up, everybody would say ‘we knew that anyway and what do we care’ so we can’t win whatever we say. “What we’re saying is the truth. We are working on solo material and maybe at some point there will be a greatest hits.”
Rumors of the band’s demise have been circulating for some time, amid reports that the hit “girl power” band – Mel B, aka “Scary Spice,” Mel C, aka “Sporty Spice,” Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton and Beckham – could not overcome internal squabbling.
Such feuding was blamed for the departure of the band’s original fifth member, Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell, in 1998.
“I think there is a lot negativity that surrounds anything Spice Girls at the moment which I think is a real shame because we did achieve so much,” Beckham said.
Sales of around 40 million albums and 25 million singles worldwide, and nine number one singles in the UK alone, are a testament to that incredible success.
But Posh herself has found it harder going alone with her first foray as a solo artist last September ending in humiliation.
In spite of huge media hype about a battle of the pop heavyweights, Posh’s single limped in at No. 6 in the UK charts whilst rival Kylie Minogue soared to the number one spot.
To try and maximise success this time, Beckham has even recorded a French version of “A Mind Of Its Own.”
“I’ve got some great French fans and I wanted to do it for them really. Maybe the next single will be in Spanish or Italian, we’ll have to see,” she told popgoss.com.