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Spice Girls to change song lyrics for upcoming tour

The women are looking through the lyrics of one of their biggest hits

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The Spice Girls are reportedly going to change some of their song lyrics for their upcoming tour.

The girlband are set to embark on their reunion tour in Spring and are currently focusing on altering ‘”un-PC” lyrics in their hit, ‘Spice Up Your Life’.

According to The Sun, the women want to change the lyric “yellow man in Timbuktu”, to “happy people in Timbuktu.”


“The original lyric was meant to be a bit of fun and never intended to be offensive. However, the world has moved on considerably since the song was released,” a source told the publication.

“The reality is it’s not acceptable to say that now. Some of the girls feel uncomfortable getting up on stage and performing that lyric, especially when they have such a diverse and multicultural fanbase.”

“They pride themselves on standing for inclusivity, so they don’t want to run the risk of offending anybody.”