Ice Spice Says She Finds Mentorship & Guidance From Nicki Minaj

Ice Spice Says She Finds Mentorship & Guidance From Nicki Minaj

At just 23 years old, Ice Spice, the rising star in the female rap game, has captured attention with her hit single “Munch (Feelin’ U).” Notably, she has found herself mentored by iconic rapper Nicki Minaj, who has taken the emerging drill rapper under her wing. In a recent interview, Ice Spice expressed her gratitude for having someone like the Queen of Rap to guide her, praising their behind-the-scenes conversations and the lessons she’s learned from observing the veteran rapper’s career.


With the support of Nicki Minaj and even a collaboration with Taylor Swift, Ice Spice’s trajectory in the music industry is poised for significant growth.

Ice Spice’s rapid ascent in the charts and her emergence as a formidable force in the rap scene led her to catch the attention of Nicki Minaj. Following the success of her hit single “Munch (Feelin’ U),” the Bronx native became a mentee and prodigy to the “Super Freaky Girl” rapper. 

In an interview with The Guardian, Ice Spice expressed her deep appreciation for Nicki Minaj, saying, “I love to talk to her about things that I can’t talk about publicly – it just means so much to be able to have somebody like her.” The mentorship provided by Nicki Minaj, says Isis “Ice Spice” Naija Gaston, has become an invaluable asset to her burgeoning career.

As Ice Spice rises through the ranks and forges her unique artistic identity, she gleaned invaluable lessons from Nicki Minaj. The rap sensation acknowledges that her mentor encourages her to learn from her mistakes and offers guidance to propel her career forward. 

She says:

“She be telling me to learn from her mistakes – just watching her in general, if you pay close enough attention, you gonna see what you should do.” 

The mentorship from a seasoned veteran like Nicki Minaj has provided Ice Spice with a wealth of knowledge and insight.

In addition to Nicki Minaj’s mentorship, Ice Spice has garnered support from other industry heavyweights. Grammy-nominated pop star and country idol Taylor Swift has taken the rising rapper under her wing, featuring her on the single “Karma” and performing together for sold-out shows in New Jersey. 

Ice Spice’s collaboration with Nicki Minaj on the track “Barbie World” has also gained traction, climbing the charts ahead of the premiere of the new Barbie movie, set to debut on July 21. With the backing of these A-list artists, Ice Spice’s career prospects continue to soar.

Similar to Ice Spice’s rise and the support she has received, New York drill rapper Scar Lip is making her mark in the industry. Garnering attention from industry figures such as Cardi B and Snoop Dogg, Scar Lip’s ascent mirrors Ice Spice’s journey, demonstrating the power of mentorship and support from established artists in propelling the careers of emerging talents.

  • Deaundre Barnes

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