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.
Ice Spice Lands Another Major Collaboration
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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