Ice Spice has left fans stunned after a yearbook photo of hers went viral online. The old picture of the Munch (Feelin’ U) singer that went viral had her sporting straight black hair. Netizens who saw the picture were shocked to find that she wasn't naturally ginger-haired.
On February 8, 2023, a photo of the singer that seems to have been taken from a high school yearbook went viral online. The singer, whose real name is Isis Gaston, sported straight black hair and a huge smile. Her government name was listed under the photo as well.
Netizens were taken aback since Ice Spice admitted in the past that she has not gotten any physical changes, including surgeries done since she became a singer. She said in an interview:
“My hair is short as f**k, it’s not swinging down my back. My whole body’s natural, even though some people try to accuse me of surgery. Only thing fake is my teeth, which I got it get redone. And my nails, I be having some fake-a*s nails.”
She also explained that she used to initially wear wigs until she decided to embrace her natural hair. The singer was referring to her signature short ginger look. Ice Spice said:
“I didn’t show my natural hair until I put out No Clarity in November 2021. I noticed it was doing so much better than all my previous work. I don’t think my fan base was ready for me to be in heels and a lace front. I think they like that I’m being myself.”
Netizens react to viral Ice Spice picture
Internet users were stunned by the image, which went viral. Many did not seem to remember the singer claiming that her red hair was natural. They compared her to other celebrities, including Lauren London. A few reactions read:
It is possible that the singer must have had her hair colored and straightened in high school and decided to show off her naturally permed red hair once becoming a celebrity. In an earlier interview, she had revealed that her father helped her embrace her curly orange hair. She said:
“When I was in high school, I was straightening my hair, trying to be something I’m not. The hair is definitely iconic. Now it’s flattering seeing a wave of Afros. I enjoy that. I feel like that’s great for Black women especially, making Afros more like just a normal staple look.”
Everything to know about Ice Spice
The 23-year-old garnered massive traction in March 2021 after participating in the Buss It challenge on TikTok. The Bronx, New York native garnered popularity after releasing her first sone Name of Love on Sound Cloud. Her 2022 release Munch (Feelin’ U) launched her to fame. The song was quick to rise on Billboard’s Hot R&B/ Hip Hop Songs.
Despite being an established rapper, she surprisingly had Catholic roots. She has revealed in the past that she did not go to church often but would still “strictly pray every day.”
The rapper attended Sacred Heart High School and Cromwell High School. She also graduated from The State College of New York, where she attained a communications degree.
Ice Spice is also of Nigerian and Dominican descent. She is the oldest among five siblings.