2023 has been the year of Ice Spice, from the release of Like...?, her debut EP, to the international success of "Boy's a Liar, Pt. 2" (featuring Pinkpantheress). She has amassed a devoted following on TikTok who have called her the "Princess Diana of Gen Z" because to her easygoing charm and aptitude for catchy pop-drill tunes. Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj have collaborated on a remix of "Princess Diana" in a move that is equal parts coronation and business strategy.
Soulja Boy is a fan of Ice Spice. He brought up the Bronx native during a recent interview with Bootleg Kev. The host asked Soulja who his favorite artists are at the moment, and the rapper brought up Ice Spice. He also claimed he was “talking” to her before her star skyrocketed. “I like Ice Spice, I ain’t gonna cap,” Soulja said. “They gonna be like, ‘He picked a girl,’ but yeah, she new, she popping, I like what she doing. On gang, I found out about her before she got popping off.”
Maintaining control of your masters is something that many artists strive for, especially as their status in the industry grows and record labels hold the rights to their music. Not Ice Spice, though. The “Princess Diana” rapper and her team revealed in a new interview with Billboard that she has complete say in everything about her career.
The New Yorker was planning to film a visual for her “Gangsta Boo” collab with Lil Tjay earlier this month, but plans suddenly changed following an arrest. There’s no one quite like Ice Spice. Upon dropping her debut EP earlier this month, the Bronx-born lyricist sold 15K units. To some this may not sound like a lot. However, it’s key to remember that the 23-year-old only broke out last summer with her “Munch (Feelin’ U)” single. Her explosive success is a force to be reckoned with. After breaking the internet with six new tracks last weekend, she proudly announced her starring role in Beyoncé’s latest Ivy Park campaign. Others honoured with a placement in the advertisement include Offset and one of his young sons.