Ahead of their highly anticipated reunion tour, the Spice Girls have altered the gender-specific lyrics of one of their most popular songs.
The legendary girl group has swapped out lyrics in 1996 single ‘2 Become 1’, in an attempt to make the bop more accessible to an LGBTQ audience, swapping the iconic line “any deal that we endeavour/boys and girls feel good together” with, “once again if we endeavour/love will bring us back together”.
Emma Bunton explained to The Gay Times that the group made the decision together: “We changed the lyrics in a hotel, We were traveling and we were like, ‘Absolutely, it needs to be changed.’ We felt like it needed to be more inclusive.”
Bunton went on to express how thankful the group is for their LGBTQ+ fans. “You notice that support – it’s just incredible, thank goodness we’re living at a time where everyone is supporting each other so much more now. I feel so thankful to them – when I write or when I perform, it feels on such a more open, different level. It’s so much more inclusive and special.”
Back in 2018, the Spice Girls announced their long overdue return with a UK stadium tour.
Geri Horner, Mel B, Emma Bunton, and Mel C delivered the mammoth announcement that they would be heading out on the road in 2019 with a mock news bulletin which was posted to Twitter and Instagram.
In other Spice Girls related news, singer Billie Eilish recently revealed in an interview with Ellen that up until 2017, she thought the Brit four-piece were a fictional band.
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