It’s one of the greatest feuds in the history of music. No, not Tupac and Biggie or, on a far lesser, almost depressing level, Drake and Chris Brown. It’s the battle of 80s and 90s nostalgia, and if what Brian Littrell told the UK tabloid The Sun is true, then the 90s may be about to deal one crushing blow to the 80s, and we’ll all just be collateral damage in between. “We are actually in early talks,” he said, while I assume he stroked a hairless cat and watch his pet sharks feed on an insolent employee, “about maybe doing a world tour together with the Spice Girls.” Where is your god now, modern pop music?
Littrell and his fellow Backstreet Boys are coming off an inexplicable resurgence in popularity after their 20th anniversary last year, in addition to a new album and what I have been told by someone who has attended is one hell of a wild party cruise. So it only makes sense that the Spice Girls would try to similarly cash in on the worldwide love of nostalgia, but as MTV pointed out, there’s just one little problem with that – the most popular and successful Spice Girl is going to need a huge change of heart.
And while Mel may be able to get Sporty, Baby and Ginger on board, Victoria Beckham may be a harder get: last year, she said her days with the Spice Girls were unequivocally behind her.
“I realized it was finished for good in 2008, when we reformed for our reunion tour,” Beckham told Vogue Paris. “It should have been the best moment of my life, but I just wanted to be elsewhere. It wasn’t a lack of respect for the girls or the audience, but the passion just wasn’t there.” (Via MTV)
Listen to Posh Spice, ladies. There was a time that so many people loved Scary, Ginger, Baby and Sporty, but that time has come and gone. Yes, you should celebrate your 20th anniversary, but that’s what the Macaroni Grill is for. Maybe swing by the People’s Choice Awards, perform a quick lip sync rendition of “Wannabe,” but then it’s time to let it go forever.
And whatever you do, for the love of everything holy in this universe, do NOT even think about a Spice World sequel. We all suffered enough already.
Oh, and for the record… Emma was the best.