Rising Rap Star Ice Spice Adopts Self-Censorship on Social Media Amidst Global Fame

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Ice Spice, the 23-year-old rapper, known by her birth name Isis Naija Gaston, has recently adopted a more cautious approach to her social media presence following her rise to fame. Ever since her song "Munch (Feelin' U)" propelled her into the spotlight last year, her life has been a whirlwind. However, she admits that one of the consequences of her newfound global recognition is her increased deliberation over her online posts, as she fears the potential repercussions of being subjected to cancellation.

In an interview with Teen Vogue, Ice Spice disclosed, "Sometimes I wake up and I be about to tweet s**t or post... and then I'm like, 'Nah, I'm bugging. It's like a million people that's about to see this. Is it worth it to say this?'" She further explains her concerns about the misinterpretation of her words, highlighting the swift nature of cancel culture. Avoiding such experiences is not a priority for her at the moment, but she remains open to addressing them at a later time.

Ice Spice derived her stage name from a Finsta account she created during her teenage years, drawing inspiration from a childhood nickname. Her music career took off in 2021, amassing an impressive 43 million views on YouTube, engaging with 3 billion users on TikTok, and garnering nearly 87 million streams on Spotify. Subsequently, she signed a contract with 10K Projects and Capitol Records, releasing her debut EP, "Like..?," at the beginning of 2023.

Notably, Ice Spice recently collaborated with 40-year-old Nicki Minaj on their track, "Barbie World," featured in the upcoming movie soundtrack based on the beloved dolls franchise. This song incorporates elements from Aqua's 1997 hit. Despite her fame, Ice Spice reveals that she oscillates between being an introvert and an extrovert.

Reflecting on her personality, she elaborates, "I can be very outgoing too, depending on who I'm with and what my setting's like. I've been that way my whole life. Shy, and then not shy. When I'm watching myself back on TV and stuff, I feel like I'm watching as Isis and I’m just watching Ice Spice like everybody else." Ice Spice also acknowledges that she serves as her own harshest critic and greatest supporter, combining both roles within herself.

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