Ice Spice Calls Nicki Minaj “Delusional” and “Ungrateful” In leaked text messages

Ice Spice finds herself embroiled in controversy after her ex-best friend leaked a series of text messages critical of Nicki Minaj. The leaked texts reveal a behind-the-scenes clash over publishing rights and shed light on the strained relationship between the two artists.

The Song That Sparked It All

Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj collaborated on two songs shortly after Spice’s breakthrough. Their joint efforts included a remix of Spice’s hit track “Princess Diana” and “Barbie World” from the Barbie movie soundtrack. However, it’s the latter song that has become the epicenter of the controversy.

The Alleged Texts

In the leaked texts, Ice Spice describes how Nicki attempted to secure a significant portion of Spice’s publishing rights for “Barbie World.” The rapper’s ex-best friend, who identifies as Storme, shared the messages, and they paint a vivid picture of the tension behind the scenes.


Here are some key excerpts from the texts:

Ice Spice expresses frustration at negotiating with Nicki. She mentions that Nicki’s old manager of 11 years claimed she was being unfair by asking for too much. Negotiating with Nicki proved challenging because she didn’t allow others to speak freely, according to the texts.

Ice Spice reveals that “Barbie World” was an opportunity she brought to Nicki. Despite this, Nicki allegedly failed to recognize the collaboration as a joint effort. Ice Spice laments, “She doesn’t even see that as me bringing her something.”

In one particularly cutting message, Ice Spice refers to Nicki as “ungrateful and delusional.” The dispute over publishing rights apparently led to the breakdown of their friendship.

The texts also touch on Nicki’s desire to sign Ice Spice to her label, “Heavy On It Records.” Ice Spice claims that Nicki “gaslights” her into signing, even though she was already signed elsewhere. The rapper emphasizes the need to maintain distance for her mental health.

Ice Spice hints that Nicki disliked the fact that she owned her masters. The texts imply that Nicki wanted to pay Ice Spice but struggled with the idea of her retaining control over her music.

Nicki Minaj, who is currently on tour in Canada has not yet reacted to the text messages. See the full messages below.

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