Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has reportedly stopped a Spice Girls reunion tour after preventing the group from performing their old songs.
Melanie Brown, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton are due to reunite later this year to celebrate the girl band's 20th anniversary, but Beckham and Melanie Chisholm have refused to take part.
Calling themselves GEM, the reunited Spice Girls were planning on performing the group's extensive back catalogue of hits, but the fashion designer has allegedly called in her lawyers over their plans.
According to ‘The Sun’: “Victoria Beckham has scuppered plans for a £10million Spice Girls reunion tour by her old bandmates. Posh drafted in lawyers to stop Geri Horner, Mel B and Emma Bunton performing the group’s glittering back catalogue. She got lawyers involved as she has a writing credit on the hits and co-owns the companies which control the band’s legacy and finances.”
“The girls are devastated. It is an extremely sad way for things to end,” a source told the daily. “Victoria was a huge part of their lives and now she is using lawyers to block their comeback.”
“Victoria is proud of her Spice Girls history but this suggests she wants to cut all links with the group which transformed her life. She is resorting to aggressive legal letters and it is an extremely sad way for things to end after all they have been through together,” the insider added.
After disbanding in 2000, following Horner's departure, the Spice Girls reunited briefly for a tour in 2008. They last performed together in 2012 at the London Olympics opening ceremony.