Ice Spice acknowledges Nicki Minaj’s influence on her career


Ice Spice grew up watching other female rappers including Nicki Minaj

newcomer rapper has been the talk of the town for a minute thanks to her viral hit, “Munch (Feelin' You).” Recently speaking to XXL, the Bronx native revealed that while growing up, she idolized New York female rappers like and .

“New York is full of stars, for real. So, it's just like growing up around a bunch of stars, I feel like I became one,” she explained. “The Bronx definitely made me tough. And it definitely allowed me to read people.”

“When I saw Nicki, I was so mesmerized. She's the first female rapper that I seen,” Spice continued. “And ever since then, I was kinda set on what I wanted to be.”

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