10 Biography Facts About Ice Spice: Real Name, Age, Birthday, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Boyfriend, Wiki

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TikTok star Ice Spice is now a sought-after American rapper with several hits. She rose to prominence in late 2022 with her song “Munch”.

The young artist just started making music in 2021, but her resume already contains a Drake co-sign as well as an upcoming tour with B-Lovee.

Ice Spice says that she’s started “a new lane” in hip-hop. The up-and-coming New York rapper discussed her place in the genre during a cover story for Paper Magazine published on Wednesday.

When asked where she fits into “drill’s initial framework,” Spice answered: “I don’t know if I fit in. I think that’s what makes me so different. I feel like it’s a new lane that I’ve started, and I’m starting to hear a lot of other artists sound like they belong in my lane now.”

Her featured song “Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2” with PinkPantheress became a viral hit before the song even dropped. The collaboration started to go viral before the song was released because of several fan videos of the duo filming the music video in New York City. Once the actual song was released, the remix reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was used in over a million TikTok videos.

There is more about Ice Spice that is untold, including but not limited to her career, family, and personal life, and financial status. TheDistin has gathered 10 interesting things to know about the drill sensation. Let’s dive into her life.

Profile Summary

NameIce Spice
Full NameIsis Gaston
Net Worth$2 Million
Date of Birth1 January 2000
Age23 Years Old
Birth PlaceThe Bronx, New York, United States
Currently Live InThe Bronx, New York
ProfessionMusic Artist, Rapper, Singer and Social Media Personality
DebutSong: Bully Freestyle (2021)
Years Active2021 – Present
EthnicityBlack Dominican, American, and Nigerian Descent
HometownThe Bronx, New York
Zodiac SignCapricorn
School/High SchoolCatholic High School, Yonkers
Education QualificationGraduate
Height5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall
Weight52 kg
Body measurements:33-26-34 inches
ParentsMother and father’s names unknown
Siblings4 siblings
10 Biography Facts About Ice Spice: Real Name, Age, Birthday, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Boyfriend, Wiki

1. Who is Ice Spice?

Ice Spice is an American rapper best known for Hip hop, Drill, and Hip-Hop/Rap kinds of music. The young rapper’s real name is Isis Naija Gaston.

She grew up in The Bronx, New York City, and began her career in 2021 after meeting record producer RiotUSA while attending the State University of New York at Purchase. She rose to prominence in late 2022 with her song “Munch”.

Her debut EP, with all the favorite hits, came out in January 2023. According to Rolling Stone, Ice’s six-track debut project Like…? dropped earlier this year, and peaked at No. 37 on the Billboard 200 and No. 19 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The EP includes the hit singles “Munch (Feelin’ U),” “In Ha Mood,” and “Bikini Bottom.”

Ice Spice is comfortable in a male-dominated music genre as a drill artist

Speaking about operating in a genre dominated by male artists in her cover interview with Paper Magazine, Ice Spice says it’s nothing new for her, referencing already being raised in a patriarchial society. She said, “New York raised me. I’ve been knew this, been around men, had to pass men in the streets, had to take the train with men. So coming into the industry, it’s not just like, ‘Whoa, there’s men here?’ It’s like, ‘Okay, that’s the world.’”

10 Biography Facts About Ice Spice: Real Name, Age, Birthday, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Boyfriend, Wiki

2. How old is Ice Spice?

Isis Naija Gaston, famously known by her moniker Ice Spice, is currently 23 years old and was born on January 1, 2000, in the Bronx, New York, United States.

Spice was raised in a highly criminal-prone area, due to which she absorbed herself in television and youtube while nurturing her dreams of becoming famous.

So, Why is Ice Spice called Ice Spice? She came up with a name for her persona when she was 14 when making a finsta account (a secondary, more personal Instagram account) simply because “ice” rhymes with “spice,” and she loves spicy food. In an interview with Elle, she revealed the meaning behind her very trendy stage name. “I chose Ice Spice because it literally rhymes,” she said. “Plus, I love spicy food. I put hot sauce on everything.”

10 Biography Facts About Ice Spice: Real Name, Age, Birthday, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Boyfriend, Wiki

3. Who are Ice Spice’s parents?

She is Afro-Latina. Her parents’ names are not available. She was born to a family from a musical background. According to an interview with Audiomack, Ice Spice’s father is a Nigerian-American underground rapper, and her mother is Dominican. Her parents are separated, and Spice grew up with her mother and grandmother.

Does Ice Spice have siblings? Yes, she is not an only child to his parents as she has four other siblings. She is the oldest of five children.

10 Biography Facts About Ice Spice: Real Name, Age, Birthday, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Boyfriend, Wiki
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 05: Rapper Ice Spice performs onstage during day 3 of Rolling Loud Los Angeles at Hollywood Park Grounds on March 05, 2023, in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

4. Did Ice Spice attend college?

She did her schooling at a reputed private educational institution in her hometown. Later, she was sent to a Catholic High school in Yonkers. She started writing songs and rap lyrics while a high school student.

She went to college. In an interview with Erykah Badu and her daughter, Puma, the Bronx rapper shared how she briefly attended the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied Communications and played volleyball.

She first linked up with “stop playing with ’em Riot” producer RIOTUSA in college. In the same interview, the Bronx rapper shared how she met RIOTUSA at SUNY Purchase. Together they produced her debut single, “Bully Freestyle,” in March 2021. 

He’s also responsible for September 2022 hit, “Munch (Feelin’ U),” which put Ice Spice on the map.

10 Biography Facts About Ice Spice: Real Name, Age, Birthday, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Boyfriend, Wiki

5. What is Ice Spice’s height and weight?

Ice Spice is a gorgeous-looking lady with an attractive and charming personality. Her body measures 33-26-34 inches. How tall is Ice Spice? She has an ideal height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm). She is a fitness enthusiast, takes care of her body, and weighs 52kg.

Spice has beautiful, big, mesmerizing dark brown eyes and healthy medium-length hair. She loves to transform her hair and personality. Although she has dyed her hair multiple times, she has black hair. In addition, she has a butterfly tattoo on her arm and a naval and ear piercing that adds to her beauty and charisma.

6. How did Ice Spice become famous?

The first time she went viral was during a 2021 TikTok challenge. While in college at SUNY Purchase, she participated in the Erica Banks #BussItChallenge on TikTok. The 15-second video received over 3 million views.

In 2022, the 23-year-old Fordham Bronx native delivered her breakout single, “Munch (Feelin’ U),” earning the drill rapper not only a coveted co-sign from Drake, but also a spot touring alongside B-Lovee throughout North America over the next two months.

While her success seems suspiciously sudden to some, the rising star has actually been releasing music for about a year now. While chatting with Audiomack, she shut down rumours about her being an industry plant, saying, “I know what it took to get me here, and I know how much work I’m putting in… I truly feel like they know I’m not a plant. I think they just say stuff like that ‘cause they’re mad that I’m going up faster than their fav.”

Ice Spice has been one of the biggest voices in hip-hop since the release of her breakout hit, “Munch (Feelin’ U).” “So real shortly after that, that’s when I started to realize my fame was picking up and people was constantly coming up to me. I started to know gradually,” she told Paper. “It’s not like one day, you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, I’m famous.’ At some point, any time you step out the car, instantly people know you, instantly screaming your name.” In the months since, she’s reached the top three of the Billboard Hot 100 with the remix too “Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2” with PinkPantheress.

Elsewhere in her interview with Paper, Ice Spice revealed that, with her increased level of fame, she’s weary of performing in clubs now. “I started to not want to really perform at clubs as much because it started to feel a little scary performing in a club versus performing on a stage,” Spice explained. “I’m not saying I’ll never do them again, but I’ll do it when it makes sense.”

Ice Spice and Cardi B
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7. Her musical inspirations include legendary artists like Cardi B, Lil’ Kim, Erykah Badu, and Lauryn Hill.

In October 2022, she told Billboard, “I’m inspired by Nicki [Minaj], Lil’ Kim, Cardi B. All of the greats. I’m definitely inspired by Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu.”

“But I definitely want to, like, have my own lane. Where, like, it’s just, it’s mine. And not like really copying somebody.”

8. Ice Spice dishes on writing her own raps, says she’s open to working with other lyricists in the future

While some rap stars rely on the help of a ghostwriter to craft their best verses, others are confident enough in their pen to handle to hard work themselves. Among the latter category is Ice Spice, who’s been putting together her quick-witted lyrics herself since she blew up last summer with the arrival of “Munch (Feelin’ U).”

The New York-based starlet spoke with “Harpers Bazaar” for their April 2023 issue, at which time she got candid about the future of her writing career.

“I’ve always been a baddie, and I’ve always been infatuated with other baddies,” the 23-year-old told the outlet during their sitdown. “I wanted to emulate that and make other people feel that way too,” she explained of her often salacious, female-centric bars. Prior to finding fame, her first two releases were “Bully Freestyle” and “No Clarity,” which came together for Spice shortly after she connected with RIOTUSA while studying at the State University of New York at Purchase together. The time since has found them making plenty of hits. “We just cook up bops, we make vibes; I try not to think too hard and just really have fun,” she revealed.

As for being one of the few female figures in drill, the redhead says she’s become comfortable with pushing boundaries. “I feel like I’m bringing a new sound to people that they haven’t really heard before, being one of the few girls to bring drill to a mainstream level,” Spice told HB. She additionally hinted at the future arrival of her debut album (following January’s Like..? EP), and while “it’s definitely cooking up right now,” she doesn’t want to “promise any dates” to her fans. “I’m so proud of it and how fun it was to make, and I can tell that right now, this is an era I’m always going to cherish,” the Bronx baddie added of her recent release.

Elsewhere in her Harper’s Bazaar feature, Ice Spice confirmed that she’s comfortable continuing to write her own raps for now, but a time may come in the future when she’s interested in linking up with other lyricists. “Right now, I’m sticking to what got me here in the first place,” the “Bikini Bottom” hitmaker said. “That’s me being creative in the studio with Riot.”

9. Who is Ice Spice in a relationship with?

Ice Spice is sexually fluid. During an interview with Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1, she said she was always attracted to dating “good boys… and girls,” and she’s looking for a gangster boo to hold her down.

Who is Ice Spice’s boyfriend? Ice Spice is currently single; not married nor engaged. She doesn’t have a child at the moment. Ice Spice has been in a relationship with Pete Davidson (2023). Ice Spice is rumoured to have hooked up with Lil Tjay (2022), Drake (2022), and Caleb McLaughlin (2022), per WhosDatedWho.

10 Biography Facts About Ice Spice: Real Name, Age, Birthday, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Boyfriend, Wiki

10. What is Ice Spice’s net worth?

Ice Spice also known as Isis Gaston, is an American music artist, rapper, singer, and social media personality. As of 2023, Ice Spice’s net worth is $2 million, per Celebrity Net Worth. She has accumulated her net worth through releasing hit singles, music videos, shows, collaborations, and social media.