Spice Girls Reunion: Mel C Confirms She Won’t Take Part / Explains Why

Published: Tuesday 30th Aug 2016 by Sam

Social media was sent into a frenzy earlier this year when news hit that The Spice Girls were reuniting.

It’s been 20 years since the iconic five-piece went from ‘Wannabe’s to the biggest band in the world. A fact which makes the present a fitting time to celebrate their career.

As reported though, not all members are willing a comeback – namely Victoria Beckham and Mel C.

Beckham’s lack of involvement in the proposed set of anniversary shows was confirmed from the get go, yet Sporty Spice’s attachment was billed as being in limbo.

In a new interview with The Love Magazine, the 42-year-old mother of one dispels confusion. She will indeed not be a part of Spice Girls GEM (which folk have since learned is an acronym for Geri/Emma/Mel).

Find out why below…

Speaking candidly, she said:

Look, I will be a Spice Girl until I die. But the continuous speculation on whether we will reform to celebrate 20 years of Wannabe has been particularly exhausting. Don’t get me wrong – I totally get it. But is it a new rule that bands have to reform? Why can’t we just be remembered for our incredible achievements in the nineties.

When we embarked on the reunion tour it was amazing, scary and surreal all at the same time. The five of us back together again. Like we’d stepped back in time for a global celebration of the band.

Truth be told, earlier this year after several face-to-face meetings with the girls I made the difficult decision not to be part of a proposed reunion with Emma, Geri and Melanie. Victoria had already bowed out understandably with the demands of her fashion label and her rather large family.

The hardest part for me was letting people down, the girls, the fans, civilisation?! Unfortunately something didn’t feel quite right and I had to follow my gut.

I’d love to play huge arenas across the World, sing our brilliantly bonkers pop songs and relive our former glory. It is of course a very lucrative opportunity too. But we were a five-piece band. Didn’t we reach a peak with the Olympics? There’s a lot to be said for bowing out on a high note.

For me the absolute pinnacle of my Spice existence was being watched by a billion people around the globe belting out ‘Spice up Your Life’ on top of a black cab at the 2012 London Olympics. Anything less than the full line-up just didn’t feel like we’d be doing justice to the band or the fans.

We’re constantly reminded of our famous line from Wannabe – friendship never ends. There will always be hurdles with friendship. I love the girls dearly. We have a very unique bond that will never be broken and I will continue to support them all as much as I can.

Also, I am under no illusion that my solo work will ever come close to a fraction of the impact that we make as the Spice Girls. I love the band I am beyond proud of my past and will always embrace and celebrate being a Spice Girl, It’s what I am.

Well put.

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  1. LISA LEVINE August 30, 2016

    This is like TLC without lefteye. Not working for me unless they are all back together. why they still trying to milk this cow?

    • ? August 30, 2016

      Tionne and Chilli sung their songs, radio rarely play right eye. The only people who complain about TLC are bey/dc stans. F off and worry about letoya and latavia.

      • LISA LEVINE August 30, 2016

        Evidently, i need to speak to your mother. Why she didn’t swallow.

  2. HailLegendBeysus August 30, 2016

    Damn! The Spice Girl’s are officially over!! ?. POSH you BITXH!! Lmao!

  3. Meteorite August 30, 2016

    No Lies Detected!
    Very eloquently put!

  4. Everyone’s A Critic August 30, 2016

    You don’t need an explanation. It’s done. There’s no place for these mothers to be in the industry. The days where groups like spice girls could take off are LONG gone.

    • Everyone’s A Critic August 30, 2016

      If they toured it would do well from nostalgia effect and nostalgia only. But an album would FLOP. Bookmark me

  5. HailLegendBeysus August 30, 2016

    “For me the absolute pinnacle of my Spice existence was being watched by a billion people around the globe belting out ‘Spice up Your Life’ on top of a black cab at the 2012 London Olympics. Anything less than the full line-up just didn’t feel like we’d be doing justice to the band or the fans.”
    No Lies! For a girl group as big as the Spice Girls, what a way to end your career. Had to have been hard coming to the truth that your legacy ends there. Nothing wrong with that. ????????

  6. Indie August 30, 2016

    Basically Melanie ain’t down if it ain’t all 5 and that’s totally fair enough as a 5 piece the Spice Girls make history and that’s that! However, Mel B, Geri and Emma have every right to continue working with each other if they want to, Calling themselves Spice Girls – GEM is a nice way of showing that they are a portion of the group that still wanna make music together and tour together and if so why not? Bell Biv Devoe did it outside of New Edition, Dumblonde have done it outside of Danity Kane. I don’t think Spice – GEM are trying to top what they’ve done in the past I just think they really wanna celebrate there 20th and are dying to make some new music and share there hits with there fans. Me personally I’m glad it’s 3 and not 4 cos otherwise the5th who dropped out would got all the stick of fans. I totally respect Mel and Victorias decisions but I’m also looking forward to seeing what the other 3 have to offer, The Spice Girls are fun!

    • Starr August 30, 2016

      So agree!

    • travesty August 30, 2016

      love it!

  7. FC/JC August 30, 2016

    who cares

  8. travesty August 30, 2016

    they shld hold auditions for a posh and sporty lookalike filler inner.

  9. Danny Bey August 30, 2016

    Well said Sporty. And to add, this new lineup looks like DK3 in their 50s. No shade no T.

  10. Regina George August 30, 2016

    This should be interesting from a vocal perspective. Sporty undeniably had the most distinct voice and I loved it after it grew on me. I’m not interested in seeing them if it’s just 3 Bc the spice girls are ALWAYS going to be Scary, Sporty, Baby, Ginger, and Posh.

  11. Nowqd Reddish tran ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi August 31, 2016

    It gonna be interesting how the three woman do without the other two member of the woman’s

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