Ice Spice, a Bronx rapper who rose to fame with her track “Munch (Feelin’ U)” on TikTok in 2022, has garnered unexpected admiration among the U.S. Marines. While she’s collaborated with notable artists like Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, a growing trend involves Marines showing support for her by posing with American flags bearing her face. The origins of this sudden obsession remain unclear, though the age demographic of the Marine Corps suggests her popularity might reflect her generational appeal.
- Ice Spice, originally named Isis Naija Gaston, is a rapper from Bronx who became famous through TikTok and has since collaborated with top artists.
- Marines have shown their support for Ice Spice by posing with American flags that have her face superimposed on them.
- The trend of Marines flying an Ice Spice flag seemingly began with a March 2023 submission to the comic strip Terminal Lance.
- The exact reasons for Marines’ admiration for Ice Spice remains unknown, though it might reflect her generational appeal.
- Born in 2000, Ice Spice’s early influence in hip-hop came from her father, an underground rapper, and she adopted her stage name at 14.