Taylor Swift Shocks Fans with Ice Spice Collaboration: Matty Healy and Ice Spice Controversy Unraveled3 min read
Taylor Swift stunned the internet when she announced that the deluxe edition of her Midnights album would include a remix of her song Karma featuring rapper Ice Spice. She announced the news on Twitter on May 24, praising the 23-year-old budding singer. In addition, Swift announced that she recorded new vocals with Lana Del Rey for the song, Snow on the Beach. Swift made the announcement with Ice Spice after her rumoured boyfriend, The 1975’s Matty Healy, had made derogatory remarks about her. The netizens were stunned by this.
Um. SO much to tell you. I’m a massive fan of this brilliant artist and after getting to know her I can confirm: she is THE ONE to watch. So delighted to say that Karma Featuring the incredible @icespicee_ will be out TOMORROW night at MIDNIGHT ET as a part of the new Midnights… pic.twitter.com/OaRrHBWTUw— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 24, 2023
Matty Healy mentioned to Friedland and co-host Nick Mullen in early February 2023 that he once texted Ice Spice on Instagram, which led them to make racist remarks about the 23-year-old rapper. In response to Taylor Swift’s announcement of a collaboration with Ice Spice, Twitterati reacted in shock. Swift was criticized by several users for releasing a remix version with Spice instead of addressing what Matty Healy laughed about. Swift’s PR team was praised for damage control since Healy is a controversial artist.
Ice Spice reacts to Taylor Swift announcing their collaboration together:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 24, 2023
“sweetest person ever thank u sm 😍💜i love yuuuu ” pic.twitter.com/oPsjJuss3b
The Controversy Concerning Matty Healy And Ice Spice Explained As Netizens Stunned By Taylor Swift’s Announcement
The surprise Ice Spice collaboration on Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” deluxe edition has some people scratching their heads. Fans of both artists were critical of the collaboration after it was announced Wednesday that the “Munch” rapper would appear on Swift’s “Karma.” In part, this is due to Swift’s association with The 1975’s Matty Healy. While he was a guest on a podcast in January, Healy disparaged Ice Spice. During Swift’s Eras tour, Healy made several appearances, including one onstage, and has been romantically linked to her since early May. There has been no confirmation that the two are romantically involved. On “The Adam Friedland Show,” Healy mocked Ice Spice’s ethnicity, laughing at jokes that speculated about the rapper’s ethnicity. Both Nick Mullen and Friedland referred to her as an “Inuit spice girl” and a “chubby Chinese lady” while mimicking Hawaiian and Chinese accents. Healy also encouraged the hosts to mock Japanese accents before joining in on jokes about Japanese incarceration during World War II by encouraging them to mock Japanese accents. Additionally, Healy joked about masturbating to a video of a Black woman being brutalized on a p*rn website that features a lot of Black women.
The cover art for Taylor Swift’s “Karma” remix with Ice Spice appears to be referencing a lyric from “seven”:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 24, 2023
“Love you to the moon and to Saturn” pic.twitter.com/Sl6LmAGJ6J
At the band’s performance in Auckland, New Zealand, in April, Healy (kind of) apologized, saying he didn’t mean to be disrespectful, but rather to convey that his joking had been misinterpreted. To put it simply, I don’t want Ice Spice to think I’m a jerk. Ice Spice, I love you. I’m sorry. It was noted by Swift fans that Ice Spice is the first Black woman to appear in one of her songs. This is your first collaboration with a black woman because your man is a racist who uses racist terminology in reference to the person you are collaborating with… a very calculated move wrote one user. Several users complained that Swift released a remix rather than addressing what Matty Healy laughed about during his podcast appearance. Others praised Swift’s PR team for damage control since Healy is a controversial singer. Fans of Swift have been speaking out against Swift’s involvement with the frontman’s recent behaviour. She tweeted