Rory & Mal have argued whether Ice Spice would be as successful if she were dark-skinned, with their producer adding that the rapper isn't even talented.
Rory & Mal have argued that Ice Spice wouldnt be as successful as she is if she were a dark-skinned woman, with their producer adding that the Bronx native isnt even talented. The conversation was started by New Rory & Mal producer Demaris, who said frankly that Spice would have never gotten this far if she was a dark-skinned woman. The comments come as conversations were reportedly floating around online about Spices skin color following the special invite she received to the 2023 Met Gala by Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour. If we saying that colorism doesnt exist because a dark-skinned girl could never soar the way that fucking Ice Spice did off having zero to no talent, Demaris said. Ice Spice has no talent? Rory chimed in. You think Ice Spice is a talented rapper? Demaris replied. I think shes a talented person, rap wouldnt be it, but theres a talent there. Demaris continued by saying that frankly shes not a fan of Spices music, but added that she wasnt hating on the Princess Diana rapper. If she was dark-skinned she would not be as big as she is, she continued. Thats what I said. Thats not taking anything away from her. View this post on Instagram A post shared by New Rory & MAL (@newrorynmal) Commenters seemed to agree with Demaris take, with one arguing: I agree with Demaris! If were talking talent someone like Flo Milli shouldve been where Ice Spice is now yearssss ago. Unfortunately since shes dark skinned she probably wont ever get that same acceptance in those type of spaces bc of her complexion. Another commenter disagreed with the argument, writing: No talent is a stretch. Just because people are not the absolute best at their craft does not mean its no talent. That debate is not valid cause its hate. Regardless, its impossible to deny that Ice Spice is having a blockbuster 2023. Her and April 9, 2023 While Spice seemingly came out of nowhere, it was recently reported that her father was actually a prominent underground rapper back in the day and that he had been working with her on her bars. He definitely inspired me to want to record, she told Paper. I remember being in the studio with him. I was a toddler, probably. And I remember little flashes. Of course, not every detail, but small things like that being shown to you at such a young age make an impression on you. She continued: Subconsciously, I ended up becoming an artist because I saw my father be one first. Hes a music lover himself. Hes a true Hip Hop head, beyond me, honestly. He knows everything. Hes always educating me on Hip Hop and shit like that. More on