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Ice Spice has been named the Best New Artist of 2023 on the MTV Video Music Awards.
“Thank you a lot! Thank you MTV! Oh, my gosh, that is so cool!” Ice Spice, 23, mentioned throughout her acceptance speech on the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. “I simply need to thank my munchkins. I really like you guys a lot!”
In addition to thanking her supervisor and music producer, Ice Spice — who donned a white lacy gown and cross necklace paying homage to Madonna’s iconic “Like a Virgin” look — went on to shout-out her fellow nominees GloRilla, Kaliii, Peso Pluma, PinkPantheress and Reneé Rapp in addition to her hometown of the Bronx, New York. (See the total checklist of 2023 VMAs winners right here.)
“I need to thank my label for all the time supporting me,” she concluded. “And, after all, God. Without God, none of this could be potential. Thank you guys, I really like you guys a lot!”
Following her win, Rapp, additionally 23, referred to as the rapper “the folks’s princess” whereas presenting the subsequent efficiency. “I really like you. Anything you need, I’ll do,” she added earlier than introducing Kelsea Ballerini.
The “Princess Diana” singer joins the likes of previous Best New Artist winners akin to Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo and extra. Baby Keem, Gayle, Latto, Måneskin, and Seventeen had been nominated for final yr’s title, which was in the end received by Dove Cameron.
“I need to dedicate this to the entire queer youngsters on the market who don’t really feel that they’ll take up house and inhabit the fullness of who they’re,” Cameron, 27, mentioned throughout her acceptance speech. “Thank you for getting an overtly queer music [‘Boyfriend’] onto mainstream radio. Thank you for supporting me because the individual and the artist that I’m. I hope that in that approach, you’ve additionally given that very same privilege to your self.”
Several of this yr’s Best New Artist nominees, together with Ice Spice, have made headlines for his or her latest tasks. In May, she collaborated with Taylor Swift for a remix of Swift’s hit music “Karma.”
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“I’m an enormous fan of this good artist and after attending to know her I can verify: she is THE ONE to look at,” Swift, 33, wrote of Ice Spice through X (previously referred to as Twitter) on the time.
The collab got here three months after The 1975’s Matty Healy was accused of creating enjoyable of the rapper throughout a February episode of “The Adam Friedland Show.” Swift briefly dated Healy, 34, earlier this yr. Us Weekly confirmed the pair had parted methods in June.