Do you know who inspired Beyoncé to chase her dreams?
Without the Spice Girls, we may never have had “Single Ladies,” or any of Beyoncé’s other hit singles.
She said, “I met Beyoncé a few years ago and she actually said to me, ‘It was the Spice Girls that inspired me and made me want to do what I do and made me proud to be a girl. I’m proud to be who I am”. And when someone like Beyoncé, who is so iconic and such a strong woman, says that she was inspired by the Spice Girls, I think that that’s quite something.”
Posh Spice herself claimed that she and the girls never had to apologize for who they are and that made them successful.
She explained, “I look at us all, and it makes me smile because we didn’t care. Whether it was fashion or beauty, we didn’t care. We wore what made us feel good. We weren’t worried, ‘Is this the newest, coolest?’ We set trends because there was no fear.”
She also confirmed that it wasn’t only Beyoncé who took inspiration from them but many other girls around the world.
She added that their girl band wasn’t focused on mere appearances but accepting who they are. She said, “It’s okay to be different. Let’s not try and change who we are. Let’s celebrate who we are. Let’s celebrate the fact that we’re all different.”
This kind of attitude is reflected in the music the girls created such as in their hit songs “Spice Up Your Life”. They also had unique nicknames with Victoria as Posh Spice. Mel B was Scary Spice while Mel C was Sport with Emma Bunton as Baby Spice and Gerri Halliwell as Ginger Spice.
The girl group started in 1994 but they disbanded in 2000 to focus on their individual lives. They’ve reunited through the years and provided fans with glimpses of their lives after Spice Girls.
Beyoncé herself started her career with the girl group, Destiny’s Child in 1990 together with Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. They eventually disbanded but remain friends.