Ice Spice & Taylor Swift’s “Karma (Remix)” Called “Rushed” By Twitter Users

“This was made in two seconds in somebody’s basement,” one person wrote of the surprise single.

BYHayley Hynes
Ice Spice & Taylor Swift’s “Karma (Remix)” Called “Rushed” By Twitter Users

Those in the Spice Cabinet are still happily streaming Isis Gaston's "Princess Diana (Remix)" with Nicki Minaj, which marked the biggest moment of the 23-year-old's career to date. While she herself is still coming down from the high of crossing that off her bucket list, Ice Spice continues to beef up her resume, now adding the first rapper to collaborate with Taylor Swift to her list of accolades. The pair teamed up for "Karma (Remix)" on Friday (May 26), and while the idea is certainly admirably ambitious, it missed the mark with many listeners, and they weren't afraid to express their feelings on Twitter.

"That verse was so bad," one user wrote after the song premiered. "You can really tell the 'Karma (Remix)' was done last minute for damage control to clear Taylor Swift & her [Nazi] boyfriend image after he said all those racist slurs to Ice Spice," they further speculated. "Hope she got a massive cheque though." Several others agreed with this sentiment, noting the odd timing of the New Yorker's link-up with Taylor amid her rumoured relationship with The 1975 frontman Matty Healy.

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As we reported earlier this year, the "Somebody Else" singer poked fun at Spice's appearance earlier this year. A few months later he offered an odd apology while on stage, and Swift has avoided commenting on the situation entirely. This has also sparked outrage amongst some fans, who expected more from the Red hitmaker.

"Taylor Swift failing to address the racist comments Matt Healy made towards Ice Spice and then finding a way to profit off of her with a new collab is a textbook example of white woman feminism," one of them pointed out. "It’s convenient, manipulative and continues to shield and protect white men."

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Twitter Reacts

Keep scrolling to take in more social media reactions to Taylor Swift and Ice Spice's "Karma (Remix)." Are you a fan of the collaboration, or has the Bronx baddie served up the first miss of her career? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.