Isis Gaston, popularly known as Ice Spice is an American rapper, singer, and TikToker born and raised in the Bronx. Ice Spice’s parents are African (Dad) and Dominican(mum). She was born on the 1st of January 2000.
After middle school, Ice Spice’s parents sent her to a catholic school in Yonkers. The Bronx might have been a bad influence on her, so Ice Spice’s parents decided the best option was sending her to a catholic school.
Ice Spice started her career in 2021 after meeting record producer RIOTUSA while attending Purchase College. People have always wanted to know who Ice Spice parents are, this article will reveal it to you.
Ice Spice Parents
Although Ice Spice’s parents are divorced, they still made sure they trained her and transferred a legacy to her. Ice Spice’s father was an underground rapper and this inspired her to love rap at a very young age.
Her mother taught her to always look good since she was always looking good herself. These habits from her parents are some of the reasons she became a star.
Spice has faced accusations of being an industry plant due to her father’s background as a rapper. An industry plant is an artist who fakes being a ‘homegrown start-up’ despite having the backing of a major or indie label.
Ice Spice’s father, a former underground rapper, is African-American and of Nigerian descent, while her mother, who gave birth to Gaston at age 17, is Dominican.
Ice Spice parents first met at a McDonald’s but divorced after two years of marriage. He exhorts her to stay true to herself. Her family is very supportive of her decision to pursue a career in music. Her father used to sing and play instruments for her to enjoy when she was a child. Ice Spice was raised by her mother and grandma. It seems impossible to get more personal details on Ice Spice’s family because she has kept her parents and family as a whole out of the spotlight.
Ice Spice Biography
Isis Gaston, popularly known as Ice Spice is an American rapper, singer, and TikToker born and raised in the Bronx. She became popular after dropping her 2022 track “Munch (Feelin’ U)”.
Ice Spice is of African-American and Dominican descent. She had a love for rapping and singing from age 7, after listening to musicians like Lil’ Kim amongst others. Her father was also a major influence in her love for rap because he was an underground rapper.
She attended a Bronx school up until she was transferred to a Yonkers Catholic high school. She dropped out of SUNY Purchase in 2021 and producer Cook Babes fully exposed her to rapping. Her song “Name of Love” gained popularity on SoundCloud and this also made her trend on Instagram.
Drake supported Ice Spice and played her song “Munch (Feeling U)” on his Sirius XM radio station, Sound 42, which also helped the song become popular.
Riot produced the music video, which was released in August 2022. Later, it became popular on Twitter and TikTok and debuted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. She was a featured singer on B-single Lovee’s “One Time” from September 2022. She signed a recording contract with 10K Projects in the same month. On October 28, she released “Bikini Bottom,” another song that has gained attention.
Ice Spice developed writing skills in high school, where she wrote poetry and also practiced her rap skills, but she didn’t make a move towards a professional acting career until she went to college.
Ice Spice Net Worth
Ice Spice is a rapper who has a net worth of $1 million as of 2022. Her success with hit tracks, music videos, concerts, collaborations, and social media has helped her gain more wealth and fame.
Ice Spice Relationship
Not confirmed yet but rumor has it that Ice Spice is in a relationship with Caleb McLaughlin of Stranger Things. Caleb, who acted as Lucas Sinclair in the Netflix series Stranger Things is also a young rising superstar.
Even though they haven’t publicly addressed this rumor, both of them follow each other on Instagram and have attended some events together.
Caleb McLaughlin is the driving force behind the social media campaigns #EmbraceYourFace and #BeYourBiggestFan, which support positive body image, self-esteem, and optimism.
Fun Facts About Ice Spice
“Ice Spice” was her username when she was 14.
Isis Gaston’s stage name, ‘Ice Spice’ has been with her long before was known as a rapper. She was commonly referred to as ‘Ice’ because her name is Isis and the full name came together when she was a teenager.
“The Spice came from Instagram. I was just trying to come up with a username when I was like, 14,” she said.
Ice Spice used to play Volleyball
According to one of her tweets in 2022, Ice Spice wrote about how she missed playing Volleyball. Nobody would’ve thought that a Superstar rapper was once a volleyball player.
This tweet was a response to a photo of hers trending online. She was captured wearing a headband and blue camouflage shirt with the inscription “Purchase Volleyball”.
It is also important to know that before Ice Spice was rap’s newest star, she was an athlete.
She has a Powerpuff Girls chain worth $100k
Earlier this year, January to be precise, Ice Spice got herself a Powerpuff Girls chain which she purchased for $100k.
The chain is a medium-sized, diamond-encrusted version of the Powerpuff Girls, and the price tag on the new piece was not cheap. Ice Spice has now joined the list of rappers to pay for expensive chains in the form of cartoon characters (Bow Wow with Mickey Mouse chain, Nicki Minaj with Barbie chain, amongst others).
She’s proud of her roots
It is confirmed that Ice Spice is both of Nigerian and Dominican descent. Ice Spice confirmed this in 2022 when a fan on Twitter commented on her physical appearance saying “Ice Spice looks so Igbo,” Ice then replied, “I’m Nigerian, but IDK which tribe. Maybe you right!”
She also boasts that she’s of Dominican roots.
Ice Spice used to work as a babysitter
Ice Spice didn’t just become a rapper out of nowhere, she’s also had her fair share of life. Before she became famous, she used to work odd jobs and one of them was Babysitting.
According to her latest interview in The Cut, Ice confirmed that her last job before committing to a rap career was babysitting for a “Jewish family upstate” in Westchester, New York. She didn’t go into so much details about her job but she said, “Shoutout to them. They were cool.”
Ice Spice Father convinced her to embrace her curls
According to Ice Spice, her dad convinced her to embrace her curls and make it her signature feature. Wherever she goes, she gets easily noticed and complimented due to her curls.
Things were not like that before as she hardly got compliments before her orange curls when she used to wear a lot of wings.
“When I was in high school, I was straightening my hair, trying to be something that I’m not,” she said. Now, she loves her curls. She gives credit to her father for helping her overcome her insecurities, as well as the change in society’s beauty standards. “The hair is definitely iconic,” she admitted.
She met her producer at SUNY Purchase.
Ice Spice attended SUNY Purchase, a liberal arts school in Westchester County, New York.
The college majorly deals in creative fields, and according to Ice, many of her friends were “painters, sculptors, dancers.”
So she met a lot of people who were aspiring producers but had a hard time convincing them that she was a serious and worthy to be signed artist. “I was around a lot of creative people all the time. I had other producer friends at Purchase, but they wouldn’t take me seriously,” she explained
“I would try to ask for beats, and they would never send them.” The only producer to see her potential was RIOTUSA. They met at Purchase and RIOTUSA produced Ice’s breakout single “Munch (Feelin’ You) amongst others.
After their success together, Ice Spice said in one Interview that the producer who once rejected her is now trying to send her beats, but now, it’s “too late!”
It’s hard to have a conversation about rap right now without mentioning Ice Spice. As a young lady, she serves as an inspiration to other upcoming rappers and artists.
Ice Spice, a young woman of African and Dominican blood has managed to get into the spotlight. She identifies as a Christian who prays to God daily.
Tho her story isn’t all rosy because she’s had her own share of life, she still strived to become the talk of many towns. She didn’t let her situation weigh her down or felt pitiful instead she made sure to become something.
Currently, Ice Spice has 5.9 million followers on Instagram and a net worth of $1 million.