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Taylor Swift gushes about Ice Spice: ‘She’s my new favourite artist’

Ice Spice and Taylor Swift onstage during the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images for iHeartRadio)
Ice Spice and Taylor Swift onstage during the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

Taylor Swift has released a new version of her song Karma from her Midnights album featuring the up-and-coming rapper Ice Spice – and the pop star is thrilled with the collaboration.

In Swift’s version of Karma, Ice Spice interjects the verse with the word “Facts!” after Swift sings: “Karma takes all my friends to the summit”.

She has a new second verse which includes the lyrics: “Karma is your chеck’s ‘boutta bounce, karma is the fire in your house, and she ‘boutta pop up unannounced.”

The megastar has been very open about her admiration for the Bronx rapper, who is one of music’s breakthrough stars and rose to prominence in 2022 with her viral track Munch (Feelin’ U).

Since then she has collaborated with PinkPantheress and Nicki Minaj.

Karma marks Swift’s first collaboration with a rapper since Future appeared on her 2017 album, Reputation.

“I’m a massive fan of this brilliant artist and after getting to know her I can confirm: she is THE ONE to watch,” Swift wrote on May 25, announcing the new Karma remix.

In audio clip on Twitter, Pop Base revealed how Ice Spice’s remix of Karma came to be – and what a fan Swift is of her.

Taylor said: “Collaborating with Ice Spice on Karma was one of the most natural things. She reached out through her team, just kind of saying hey, you know, Ice has been a big fan of Taylor since she was a little kid. We’d love to collaborate if that was ever something that came about.

“And I had been listening to her nonstop … like getting ready for my tour, I was just listening to Ice Spice constantly. So I immediately got her number and said, hey would you want to do your version of Karma? Do you relate to this?

“And so she jumped in head first, and getting to know her has been so special because I’m blown away by her. She is...in my opinion, she is the one to watch. Just watching her work ethic and how thoughtfully she approaches her career.

“She’s like my new favourite artist and I’m so honoured that she’s on the song. So yeah. What a joy.”