Following her announcement this week that she could be releasing a remix of her track “Karma” that includes rapper Ice Spice, Taylor Swift dropped the observe Thursday night time at midnight. And just some hours later, on-line reactions to the surprising collaboration are already mixed,
One bit that is inflicting just a few snickers: After Ice Spice’s vibey, dextrous verse, later in the songTaylor sings, “Karma takes all my friends to the summit,” after which Ice Spice provides in a halfhearted and misplaced, “Facts.”
Swift introduced the collaboration with Ice Spice amid a firestorm of backlash in opposition to Matty Healy, her rumored boyfriend. Earlier this yr, the British rocker laughed at disparaging remarks made about Ice Spice throughout his look on a dirtbag leftist podcast, angering a lot of Swift’s fanbase.
If Swift’s transfer so as to add Ice Spice to her newest single was some try at harm management surrounding her relationship with Healy, the pop star divulged nothing of the kind in an interview launched on Spotify to accompany the remix’s launch.
In truth, Swift stated Ice Spice reached out to her first.
“Collaborating with Ice Spice on ‘Karma’ was one of the most natural things,” Swift said in the interview, “She reached out by her crew, simply sort of saying ‘Hey, , Ice has been a giant fan of Taylor since she was a bit child. We’d like to collaborate if that was ever one thing that took place. And I had been listening to her nonstop, so I instantly acquired her quantity and stated, ‘Hey, would you need to do your model of ‘Karma?'”
The galactic artwork Swift and Ice Spice released to accompany their “Karma” remix has additionally caught flack for resembling the visuals launched by Doja Cat and SZA for his or her smash 2021 hit “Kiss Me More.” Apparently with Swift, there’s always something to fuss about.