Ice Spice’s claim to Nigerian and Dominican ancestry goes viral

Ice Spice is now taking over social media after sharing details about his ethnicity.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Ice Spice reveals her ethnicity.

Fans of Ice Spice were taken aback after she replied to a netizen tweet to reveal her ethnicity to her 473.8k followers on November 13, 2022.

The tweet read, ‘Ice Spice looks like an Igbo. Just like his real name is Chisom.’

The Bronx singer responded, ‘I’m Nigerian, but I can tell which tribe fits.’

Then, she left a follow-up message saying, ‘Dominica is also a cool older sister’.

In case you didn’t know, Ice Spice gained a huge number of followers after attending Drake’s OVO fest this year. She also got the opportunity to speak with several industry legends like Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.

More about Ice Spice

Ice Spice, whose real name is Isis Gaston, was born and raised in the Bronx, New York.

According to her latest tweet, the 22-year-old singer is half Dominican and half black.

Also, Ice Spice’s father is a former underground rapper. The Bronx native spoke out about her father’s advice when faced with her career trajectory.

“He basically tells me to keep being myself and be careful,” she says. ‘Because it can get dirty.’

Ice Spice mentioned in a No Jumper interview that he spent most of his childhood at home because of the neighborhood’s high crime rate.

‘If I had gone to school in the Bronx, I would have been pregnant,’ she said. It’s really a bunch of bad kids in school uniforms. Everywhere is bad.’

The Munch rapper used ‘Ice’ for her stage name because her family called her at home. Meanwhile, she added ‘Spice’ saying, ‘It just rhymes’.

Fans react to Ice Spice revealing that she is from Nigeria.

After Ice Spice confirmed her ethnicity, many fans went crazy. Additionally, they took to social media to celebrate her Nigerian roots.

As one fan wrote, ‘Ice Spice is Nigerian and Dominican is so funny that it’s a combo you can only find in NYC’.

Someone else said, ‘Ice Spice being Nigerian means I covet her 100% and she is one of the greatest lyricists of our time.’

On the other hand, another user wrote, “I was today’s age when Ice Spice said he was Nigerian and Dominican.” It’s definitely a Bronx mix.’


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