22 year-old rapper Isis Naija Gaston aka Ice Spice took her stage name from the Finsta account she made when she was a teen, which was inspired by a childhood nickname 'Ice'.
Finsta account is a second account where it's more private than the main account.
The followers are mainly close friends so as to post in a more private way.
Talking to Hip Hop Nation, she revealed how she came about the nickname:
"My name is Isis, but I came up with the “Spice” part when I was like 14. I was just trying to come up with a finsta name, and I was like, “What rhymes with ice?” It was spice."
Ice started making music in 2021 and quickly up 43 million YouTube views, three billion TikTok engagements and nearly 87 million Spotify streams.
She signed a deal with 10K Projects and Capitol Records and put out her debut EP ‘Like..?’ at the start of 2023.
But Ice, who recently collaborated with Nicki Minaj, 40, on their ‘Barbie World’ track from the upcoming soundtrack of the movie based on the dolls franchise and borrows from Aqua’s 1997 hit, said despite her fame she switches between being an introvert and extrovert.
She said: “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 added she is her biggest critic and biggest “supporter all in one”.
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