By Kayla Hoggard – Staff Writer
I know that we have all heard about what is going on in pop culture, right? If not, don’t worry. I got you covered! We have a lot on the docket today! From rapper Ice Spice’s career blowing up even BIGGER not only from the BOPS she’s making, to the Kardashians getting their invite to the Met Gala swiped right from under them! If you want to know more about the tea that is scorching hot… Well, grab your mug and keep reading because we’re just about to take it off the stove!
Hot Female Rapper Gets Crowned “Princess of Rap” By Queen of Rap Nicki Minaj.
When it comes to the female rap girlies, the community seems to be growing larger and larger each year! Megan Thee Stallion made her professional debut in 2017 with her commercially released EP Make it Hot. The City Girls, JT and Yung Miami, made their debut back in 2018 with their first studio album Girl Code, and even newer female rappers are stepping onto the scene, such as Lola Brooke, who got her first commercial buzz in 2023 with her song “Don’t Play With It,” which blew up on TikTok, and lastly, the female rapper of the hour, Ice Spice, with her BIGGEST commercial hit from the infamous TikTok app “Munch (Feelin’ U).” From TikTok to the Billboard Hot 100, Miss Spice has become a household name in hip-hop with her NY drill-style rap.
Born Isis Naja Gaston on January 1, 2000, Isis was raised by her Nigerian father and Jamaican mother in the Bronx, and has come a very long way from where she started. Traveling back in time, the first time that Ice Spice ever went viral was her very first collaborative freestyle called “Bully.” Produced by Riot, the freestyle was a stepping stone for her career while it went viral in her social media fan base and community.
Now, in the present time with many of her songs, such as “Bikini Bottom,” “In ha Mood,” her late EP Like…?, and her recent smash hit featured in “Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2” by NY artist, Dusty Locane, Ice Spice has been catching the eye of many different artists who are now considered “old heads” in the game!
In current news, the queen of rap Nicki Minaj has had Miss Spice on her radar! Nicki commented on Ice Spice’s latest instagram post captioned “Thick cus I be eatin’ oats !” Minaj responds (shown below). Fans believe that this was Nicki Minaj crowning Ice Spice the “Princess of Rap.”
But that’s not all! Nicki Minaj recently not only followed Miss Spice on Twitter but also quoted and retweeted her recent magazine spread for Dazed Magazine, and Ice Spice responded (shown below).
Now that Ice Spice has this stamp of approval, it seems as if things are only going up for her. As her fan base grows, it is fascinating to watch. In an Interview with On The Radar Radio (her second interview ever over a year ago), Ice Spice said she owes all of her success to manifestation, saying “I have been like, manifesting everything that’s happening now, so like I’ve been expecting it. Like it is happening pretty fast but like, I’ve been expecting it.”
As we stay tuned for more from Ice Spice, don’t forget to stream her latest EP Like…? On all streaming platforms!
The Kardashians AREN’T Invited to the Met Gala??
Yes, you read that right. We have all known the Kardashians for years now. It has kind of gotten to the point where we don’t even really know why they are famous (at least I don’t)! I know many people like to thank singer and entrepreneur Ray J and basketball player/serial cheater Tristan Thompson, but I think we can all agree that they have made a name for themselves from just the fact that they are famous for being famous. Lately however, the Kardashians have been under fire for their behavior. From Kylie Jenner’s involvement in the “bullying” of Selena Gomez with her model friend Hailey Bieber, to Kendall Jenner upsetting the Hispanic community by dating singer/musician Bad Bunny, to Kim Kardashian letting her daughter “impersonate” Ice Spice. But lately the Kardashians have been in the spotlight AGAIN, but not for something that would be expected, not even by them! It’s looking like the Kardashians are being EXCLUDED from the event that they are used to attending every year: the Met Gala! Anna Wintour, global editorial director of Vogue, and Chair/co-chair of the Met Gala is allegedly revoking the Kardashian/Jenner family invitation to the glamorous fashion event, which is scheduled to occur on the 1st of May, 2023 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Sources say that Wintour will be minimizing the guest list for the fundraising Gala for unknown reasons. With all this being allegedly said, there are sources close to the reality TV star family saying that this is simply not true and the “KarJenners” most definitely will be making an appearance at the Gala.
The Kardashians made their first appearance at the Met Gala back in 2013 when Kim attended alongside then husband Kanye West. (Pictured below)
It wasn’t until 2022 that the entire family walked the carpet together (Their looks pictured below).
While all of this is alleged, I believe that it will come down to May 1st to know what the truth really is, and if the reality TV stars will be attending the fashion event.