Ice Spice Says She ‘Started Crying’ After Hearing Taylor Swift Wanted to Collaborate

Life is moving fast for Ice Spice amid her meteoric rise to stardom, but one life-changing moment brought her to tears of joy.

The 24-year-old star sat down with the Today show on Friday (Feb. 2), where she reflected on having the chance to work with Taylor Swift on the “Karma (Remix).” Ice Spice revealed hearing that T-Swift wanted to collaborate left her in tears.

“I started crying when I heard about it,” Spice said. “I was like, ‘No, you’re lying. That’s not real!’ I was so emotional, it was like tears of joy, of course. But, just grateful — iconic.”

The “Karma (Remix)” arrived last May as part of Swift’s Midnights extended edition. The duo performed the collab for the first time days later at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on the Eras Tour, and the rework would debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Swift called working with Ice Spice made sense and reached out to the budding artist directly after hearing she’d be interested in collaborating, the “Anti-Hero” singer told Spotify last year. The pop superstar added she was actually already a fan of Spice and had listened to her music on tour.

“Collaborating with Ice Spice on ‘Karma’ was one of the most natural things,” Swift said at the time. “I had been listening to her nonstop, like getting ready for my (Eras) tour, I was just listening to Ice Spice constantly.”

Elsewhere in Ice Spice’s Today interview, she opened up about her upcoming Y2K debut album, which is slated to arrive later this year — and she’s teasing a “crazy collaboration.”

“Yes, there’s gonna be an album this year. It’s called Y2K; it’s almost finished so I’m really excited. I have a crazy collaboration that just got locked in two days ago,” she said while remaining tight-lipped about the mega collab.

Watch Ice Spice reflect on working with Taylor Swift and more from her TODAY interview, which includes a sneak peek at her Starry Super Bowl commercial, below.

Ice Spice speaks to Hoda and Jenna about collaborating with Taylor Swift for ‘Karma’ and shares how it felt receiving that call: “I started crying.”

— TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (@HodaAndJenna) February 2, 2024

Ice Spice @icespicee_ is joining Hoda and Jenna for her first morning show appearance! She’s talking all about the year she’s had with multiple #Grammys nominations, reveals the name of her upcoming album and shares an exclusive look at her #SuperBowl ad.

— TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (@HodaAndJenna) February 2, 2024

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