Ice Spice is ready to break records with “Karma” Taylor Swift collab

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Ice Spice continues to make her mark as her recent “Karma” collaboration with Taylor Swift marks her as the biggest streaming debut by a female rapper in Spotify history.

Ice Spice’s “Karma” collaboration with Taylor Swift, released Friday as a bonus track on Swift’s deluxe album, Midnight (The Til Dawn Edition), racked up over five million streams on the platform on day one. That number propelled “Karma” to number 5 on Spotify’s global charts and gave Ice Spice the biggest day of streaming of their young career on Spotify – almost half of their 10.5 million views that day.

Accordingly chart datathat’s a new record, breaking Nicki Minaj’s previous record for the largest streaming debut by a woman hip hop Artist on Spotify with her “Super Freaky Girl” which has racked up more than three million streams since its release in August 2022.

Nonetheless, Nicki Minaj was one of Ice Spice’s biggest celebrity champions — and time will tell if her competitive nature overwhelms her. In March, she further boosted Ice Spice’s burgeoning career by naming her the “princess” of hip-hop and joining the remix of her track “Princess Diana.”

This song fueled Nicki’s own highly lucrative career, becoming her 14th No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart – beating a record previously held by Drake.

“Karma” further fueled Ice Spice’s rise to stardom when she joined Taylor Swift to perform the song onstage as a surprise guest during Swift’s Eras Tour show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

And now there’s already a music video of the collaboration – with Swift as the yardstick of justice and seated in an hourglass, while Ice Spice sits like Aphrodite in a seashell, holding a pearl. The two even lasso the moon and the planet Jupiter.