This is Why Ice Spice Allegedly Handed on The 2023 XXL Freshman Checklist

Ice Spice apparently gave room for different Gen-Z rappers to shine on the 2023 XXL Freshman Class cowl. In keeping with TMZ, the Bronx rapper, whose authorized identify Isis Gaston, reportedly handed on the chance attributable to her stacked pageant efficiency schedule and collaboration requests.

Responding to TMZ’s tweet was XXL editor-in-chief Vanessa Satten, who said “Probably not the entire story or given excuse however okay.” She additionally tweeted “lol” in response to a put up from RapTV about Gaston’s decline.

GloRilla, Lola Brooke and TiaCorine, comprise the one three ladies chosen featured on this 12 months’s checklist, whereas Rob49, Luh Tyler, Fridayy, tenth place winner DC the Don, and others crammed out the roster for the annual cowl.

“Narrowing down over 80 artists this 12 months to 12, these skills haven’t solely been the cream that has risen to the highest, however function a illustration of the present pulse of this 12 months’s sound: inimitable, eclectic, vibe-y, nostalgic and rattling good,” XXL wrote concerning the class picks.

Whereas the ten artists are thriving in their very own proper, Gatson’s rise to prominence has simply begun. On Friday (June 23), the 23-year-old is releasing her second collaboration with Nicki Minaj, titled “Barbie World” as a part of the Barbie soundtrack. The 2 final linked up for the “Princess Diana” remix, and the unique appeared on Gaston’s debut EP Like..?

Ice Spice & Nicki Minaj – Princess Diana (Official Music Video)

Regardless of the anticipation for “Barbie World,” controversy across the music has surfaced. A co-songwriter on Saweetie’s unreleased “Icy World” has alleged that Minaj “stole” the music from the Bay Space rhymer.