Fans Think Ice Spice Just Threw Major Shade at Latto While Accepting Billboard Award

by Xara Aziz
Left: YouTube via WORLDSTARHIPHOP/ Right: YouTube via Mello Buckzz

Ice Spice recently took home the Rookie of the Year Award at this year’s Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Live, and some fans noticed that a part of her acceptance speech may have been the Bronx rapper taking a jab at fellow artist Latto.

In a clip that surfaced online, the 23-year-old Munch star is heard saying “To my fans, thank you to my fans, period.”

Some took that to mean she was trolling Latto, who won Best Female R&B/Hip Hop Artist at the 2023 BET Awards. In Latto’s acceptance speech, she said “And my man, thank you to my man,” which is now being used in a popular TikTok trend in which users add the audio to funny video clips.

The Billboard event, held at The Novo in Los Angeles earlier this week, and came on the heels of a new song in which people suggest Ice Spice was throwing shade at the 22-year-old Big Energy star.

In the song on her latest EP entitled Like..?, Ice Spice raps: “How High?” On “Butterfly Ku,” she rhymes “Where she at? On the floor/ She gettin’ money, but I’m gettin’ more.”

The song seemingly is referencing Latto’s recent song, On The Floor.

Rap critics think the tension between the two musicians began earlier this year. Latto has spoken up about allegations she is attempting to copy Ice Spice. People also noted that Latto and Nicki Minaj took jabs at each other on Twitter, just before Nicki co-signed Ice Spice by collaborating with her on two new songs.

In June, Shine My Crown reported HOT 97’s annual Summer Jam, which was nothing short of extraordinary with some of hip hop’s hottest stars taking the stage to perform their chart-topping hits. But what had most people talking was a possible clap back some fans think Cardi B shot at Ice Spice.

During Cardi B’s set Saturday, she began playing the Annie classic Tomorrow alongside GloRilla. Behind them, were images of the film’s protagonist twerking, which people were made to believe was a shot at Ice Spice, who had just performed earlier that evening.

After social media went abuzz about the possible shade, the WAP star took to Instagram Live to address the allegations.

“For y’all mother fucke*s that’s on Twitter tryna be messy, please, cut the bullsh*t,” she stated. “Come on now. First of all, y’all been wanting me to be messy all day. Y’all wanted me to be messy on the song… nah, please, come on now. Cut the bullsh*t, please. Get the mop. Y’all being too messy and y’all being annoying. Thank you everybody. We outside. And make sure y’all download Put It On The Floor Again.”

Last year, the Bronx native shared her version of Ice Spice’s hit record Munch (Feelin’ U), adding her own bars. Fans began to think Cardi and the fellow Bronx star would be collaborating on the record together but the 30-year-old mother of two shut down the rumors. Then in May of this year, the Money rapper defended the No Clarity emcee from naysayers who believed she was an industry plant.

“When it comes to other female rappers’ success that’s happening now, some females are going to come up faster than others,” Cardi explained. “The labels are putting money behind the girls who people are listening to. So if you feel like somebody is coming really fast, that’s because y’all [are] listening to them… You can’t hate on nobody else’s come up.”

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