Ice Spice responds to ‘confusing’ Princess Diana comparisons: ‘She’s the People’s Princess!’

Ice Spice has responded to fans naming her the “People’s Princess”.

The term became associated with the late Princess Diana after former UK prime minister Tony Blair used the sobriquet following her death in 1997.

In a new interview with Billboard, the New York rapper spoke about her meteoric rise to fame and how she became associated with the royal.

“I saw all of my supporters being like, ‘She’s the People’s Princess! She’s Princess Diana!’” Ice Spice – real name Isis Gaston – remembered.

“At first, I was confused. I was like, ‘Um, Princess Diana? Out of everybody?’ But [then] I was like, ‘F*** it, she’s iconic.’”

The rapper doubled down on the comparison in her 2023 single featuring Nicki Minaj, titled “Princess Diana”.

Ice Spice and Princess Diana (Getty Images)
Ice Spice and Princess Diana (Getty Images)

“When we come out, it look like Princess Diana on the street,” she says in the song.

Ice Spice rose to prominence in late 2022 with her hit “Munch”.

She made her Met Gala debut after reportedly receiving an invite to be the special guest of Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour at the annual event.

Her collaboration with PinkPantheress on “Boy’s a Liar Pt 2” has already gone platinum and she was also recently announced as the newest ambassador for Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand Skims.