Ice Spice is addressing criticism that the success of her rap career is due to her being light-skinned. The rapper shut down the internet chatter in a recent interview with Teen Vogue.
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Ice Spice Addressed The “Conversation” Of Colorism & It’s Impact On Female Rap Success
During the conversation, the rapper explained that she’s aware those who say her rap success is due to the impact of colorism and her lighter-skin.
“I have seen those opinions…”
However, the rapper feels that the “conversation” is not particular to her career.
“I feel like that’s not something personal to me. I feel like that’s been the conversation for generations and forever, since the beginning of time.”
Additionally, she explained that the remarks that surround colorism and its impact on the careers of female rappers can be detrimental because they end up indirectly uplifting one individual while putting another one down.
“I try not to feed into negativity because I also see that when people are trying to make that point, it’s not out of a good place. [They end up putting] somebody else down.”
The Bronx-Bred Rapper Is Not Phased By The Critiques & “Negativity”
Additionally, the rapper explained that she “blocks” out any rumors and “negativity” that she may read about herself. The 23-year-old is keen on “not torturing” herself.
“I’m a human being, so anything hurtful could potentially hurt my feelings. Potentially. If I do read the comments and see something negative, I’ll leave. I’m not torturing myself.”
Despite the “negative” comments, Ice Spice also explained that she readily expects them.
“A lot of the time I know what they’re going to say, because the public is mad predictable… I expect them to just be on my d**k, to be picking at dumb s**t. Like, they didn’t need to bring that up.”
Ice Spice Also Addressed Her Viral High School Yearbook Photos
Elsewhere during the interview, the 23-year-old also shared her thoughts on her high school yearbook photos that went viral earlier this year.
Throwback pic of Ice Spice in her Highschool yearbook. pic.twitter.com/cABD2Gnt8e
— Rap Alert (@rapalert6) February 8, 2023
As The Shade Room previously reported, throwback photos of Ice began surfacing in February. The shot above has since garnered 12.6 million views on Twitter.
“It’s weird, because I was a minor in everything. In everything that be going viral, I was literally a kid. Imagine seeing pictures of you as a kid, pictures that you forgot existed — you’re basically seeing it for the first time yourself, too, and you’re a kid.”
Roomies, what do you think of Ice Spice’s remarks?