Ice Spice has addressed criticism that the success of her rap career was due to her fair skin. The rapper cut off her chatter on the internet in her recent interview with Teen Vogue.
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Ice Spice Addresses Colorism’s ‘Conversation’ And Its Influence On Female Rap’s Success
During the conversation, the rapper explained that she was aware of people who attributed her rapping success to the influence of colorism and her light skin tone.
“I’ve seen comments like that…”
But the rapper feels the “conversation” isn’t unique to her career.
“It feels like it’s not personal to me. It feels like it’s been debated forever, generation after generation, since time immemorial.”
She further explained that statements about colorism and its effect on the careers of female rappers can be harmful because they indirectly uplift one individual while demeaning another.
“When people try to make that point, I also know that it’s not coming from the right direction, so I try not to take negative feedback. [They end up putting] someone else is down ”
Bronx-born rapper unfazed by criticism and ‘negativity’
Additionally, the rapper explained that he “blocks out” rumors and “negative opinions” that one might see about himself. The 23-year-old is keen to “not torture” himself.
“I am human and anything that hurts can hurt my feelings. potentially. If you read the comments and find something negative, unsubscribe. I am not tormenting myself. ”
Despite the “negative” comments, Ice Spice also explained that it expects them soon.
“A lot of the time I know what they’re going to say, because the public is crazy predictable… I think they just care about me and do stupid shit. I hope it’s just bullying, like they didn’t need to bring it up.”
Ice Spice Mentions Controversial High School Yearbook Photo
Elsewhere during the interview, the 23-year-old also shared her thoughts on the high school yearbook photo that went viral earlier this year.
As The Shade Room previously reported, old photos of Ice began to emerge in February. Since then, the shot above has garnered 12.6 million views on Twitter.
“It’s strange, I was a minor in everything. I was literally a child in everything that was being talked about. Imagine looking at pictures of your childhood, pictures you forgot existed.” Try it, you’re basically seeing it for the first time yourself. child”
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