Ice Spice Breaks Record For Biggest Streaming Debut For A Female Rapper

The remix's release-date was the biggest streaming day of Ice Spice's career.

BYCaroline Fisher
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Ice Spice's new "Karma (Remix)" alongside Taylor Swift has won her the title of the female rapper with the biggest streaming debut on Spotify. The song was released Friday (May 26), as a bonus track on Swift's album Midnights (The Til Dawn Edition). It quickly reached 5.036 million streams on its first day. The song is now fifth on the global Spotify chart. The debut was also the biggest streaming day of Ice Spice's career thus far. Nicki Minaj also previously held the record for her August 2022 debut of "Super Freaky Girl."

Ice Spice spoke on being catapulted into super-stardom in her April Paper Magazine cover story. "I don’t know if I fit in," she claimed, also stating, "I think that’s what makes me so different. I feel like it’s a new lane that I’ve started, and I’m starting to hear a lot of other artists sound like they belong in my lane now.”

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Ice Spice's Collab Got Over 5 Million Streams On It's First Day

The "Munch (Feelin’ U)" rapper also later discussed what her life is like since her breakout hit. “So real shortly after that, that’s when I started to realize my fame was picking up and people was constantly coming up to me. I started to know gradually,” she told Paper. She also explained, "It’s not like one day, you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, I’m famous.’ At some point, any time you step out the car, instantly people know you, instantly screaming your name.”

Upon the remix's release, some fans weren't too thrilled with the collaboration. Some listeners thought the verse was "so bad," while others believed it was "rushed" and being used as damage control. Social media users pointed out that the remix was shared amid Swift's rumored romance with The 1975's Matty Healy. Healy previously made some controversial comments about Ice Spice's appearance. In a February podcast appearance, He called the Bronx rapper "an Inuit Spice Girl," leading to a great deal of backlash. “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,” one user wrote.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.