Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham has opened up about the group’s LGBTQ+ fans in a new interview.
Since their debut in the 90s, the British girl group has remained a beloved fixture in the queer community.
Comprised of Mel B (Scary Spice), Mel C (Sporty Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) and Beckham (Posh Spice), the pop icons have broken countless records, released a cult classic film and spread an unforgettable message of “girl power.”
In recent years, the Spice Girls have reunited on numerous occasions, including their 2019 Spice World tour.
Unfortunately, Beckham was not part of the landmark reunion at the time due to her commitments towards her fashion brand.
However, despite missing out on the Spice World tour, the fashion mogul has continued to show love toward the group’s legacy and their dedicated LGBTQ+ fanbase.
In a recent interview with Condé Nast, Beckham opened up about the heartwarming messages she received from fans.
“Quite often, young boys come up to me on the street and say, ‘You made it OK for me to come out and not hide anymore, and really celebrate and be who I was scared to be. That means so much,” she revealed.
View this post on Instagram
Elsewhere in the interview, Beckham acknowledged that the group’s “girl power” message not only empowered their girl but also queer boys.
“I think that the Spice Girls did empower both girls and boys all around the world [to] accept who they are, accept that they were a little bit different,” she explained.
“We were all different. Individually, none of us were really that great. But collectively, we worked, and people could relate to one of us. We were all underdogs in our own little ways. And together, we worked, and we celebrated that.”
Towards the end of her interview, Beckham was asked the age-old question if she would ever tour again with her Spice Girls bandmates.
“I get asked all the time, ‘Are you going back on tour?’ and I’m like ‘, Oh my god, could you imagine?’ I have fashion and beauty and four children and a husband, and that’s enough for me,” she revealed.
Beckham’s interview comes a few weeks after the group announced that a special extended edition of their album Spiceworld would be released on 4 November – just in time for its 25th anniversary.
The record is set to include a demo version of their track Step to Me, which made waves after it was used in a Pepsi campaign.