It’s been a big year so far for Ice Spice. As previously reported by REVOLT, the hip hop newcomer has had a wave of success since dropping her debut hit single “Munch (Feelin’ U)” last summer. More recently, the New York native teamed up with Taylor Swift for the pop star’s track “Karma” — however, Swift’s suspected boyfriend is getting a fair share of his.
Swift’s beau, The 1975 frontman Matty Healy, made a series of degrading and racist comments about Ice while on “The Adam Friedland Show” in February. The controversial podcast conversation started when they learned the 23-year-old was a fan of the band Healy is in. From there, he and the hosts began to question her ethnicity, and joked about her being an “Inuit Spice Girl” and a “chubby Chinese lady.” At one point, the singer called her “dumb.” During this same interview, he admitted his porn preference is “Ghetto Gaggers,” which featured women being “brutalized.”
— Careful Daughter (@TSwiftNeedsYou) May 24, 2023
Last month, Healy issued a questionable apology while performing in New Zealand. “I just feel a bit bad, and I’m kind of a bit sorry if I’ve offended you,” he said before the crowd. “Ice Spice, I’m sorry. It’s not because I’m annoyed that me joking got misconstrued. It’s because I don’t want Ice Spice to think I’m a d**k. I love you, Ice Spice. I’m so sorry. I don’t want it to be misconstrued as mean. I don’t mind being a bit of a joker… but I am genuinely sorry if I’ve upset them because I f**king love them,” he said while holding a half-empty bottle of alcohol.
However, on Monday (May 29), he told The New Yorker that he felt his comments were never a big deal and didn’t understand the backlash. “Nobody is sitting there at night slumped at their computer, and their boyfriend comes over and goes, ‘What’s wrong, darling?’ and they go, ‘It’s just this thing with Matty Healy.’ That doesn’t happen. You’re either deluded or you are, sorry, a liar. You’re either lying that you are hurt, or you’re a bit mental for being hurt,” he claimed.
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— holly 🌼 (@thatsthefunofme) May 24, 2023
came to say this 😭
— aves (@luvbazar) May 31, 2023
— Demian't (@desgra_ciado) May 27, 2023
Her alleged new guy Matt Healy is a musician and tells a lot on podcast. He made racist jokes about ice spice and talked about someone catching him jerking off to his gave porn, I forgot the name but it's about black and brown women being humiliated. This was fairly recent
— Thrive&beHappy (@ueverwonderwhy) May 31, 2023
Didn’t taylor’s bf Matt Healy JUST call ice spice a “fat Hawaiian m*dget”? 😭😭 https://t.co/0pYG6dxx44
— cold hard (@bratplastic) May 24, 2023
no idea what the sitch is with matt healy, ts and ice spice is but azealia once again did not miss pic.twitter.com/497N5Ual6l
— pamela 💌 (@enpamada) May 31, 2023
Didn’t Matt Healy say some incredibly racist & misogynistic shit about Ice Spice in a podcast? Hmm https://t.co/vbdwTJwKwT
— 🎃🎃 ђєƈคȶє 🎃🎃 (@FeministHellcat) May 25, 2023
matt healy called black rapper ice spice slurs while dating world renowned WHITE pop star taylor swift and says …” it doesn’t matter”… he even called the girl fat. like taylor swift literally didn’t take the word fat out of a music video. this shit is disrespectful.
— material gurl 💅🏽 (@nopeaceallowed) May 30, 2023
like the fact that this whole thing was supposed to be huge for ice spice, but the matt healy situation was already overshadowing it and then that piece of shit just comes in to bring the attention to the podcast again so the attention is, yet again, back on him is ugh
— 🇲🇽 midnight rain truther (@missmeinurbones) May 30, 2023
matt healy's response to the racist allegations was bizarre considering taylor just released a single with ice spice. the taylor swift i knew would publicly disown him just for the sake of her career 😭
— meidson??? (@meidsonx) May 30, 2023