Ice Spice admits she was 'so confused' hearing Matty Healy's racist comments about her
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Ice Spice has revealed she was left more 'confused' than upset when she was the subject of racist comments from The 1975 frontman Matty Healy.
The indie singer appeared on The Adam Friedland Show in February and, alongside Friedland and comedian Nick Mullen, the trio
made derogatory comments about Ice Spice and mocked Chinese and Hawaiian accents.
In the podcast, Healy revealed he once messaged Ice Spice on social media.This then saw further comments made by Friedland and Mullen, as they dubbed her an 'Inuit Spice Girls'.
Healy was slammed publicly for his involvement, yet Ice Spice has said she 'didn't really care' when it unfolded.
Speaking to Variety, Ice Spice recalled being 'confused' when she first heard the comments, with another made on the podcast referring to her as a 'chubby Chinese lady'.
Ice shrugged off these remarks, telling the outlet: "When I had heard that little podcast or whatever, I was so confused. Because I heard ‘chubby Chinese lady’ or some shit like that, and I’m like, ‘Huh? What does that even mean?’
"First of all, I’m thick. What do you mean Chinese? What? But then they apologised or whatever. And the whole time, I didn’t really care.
"But that’s funny because I saw him at the Jean Paul Gaultier party a couple days ago, and he was like, ‘Hey, you OK?’ and I’m like, ‘Of course.’ He apologised to me a bunch of times. We’re good."
Comments by Matty Healy were blasted earlier this year, with celebrities like Azealia Banks slamming the star for taking part in the conversation. In a scathing social media, Azealia called out Healy as she wrote: "Does Matt Healy know that no one actually thinks the 1975 makes good music and that he's a lame poser with a trash cliche band name that actually means nothing and he's clearly so pressed that a black girl who knows nothing about him or his music is making more moves and money than him."
She continued, adding: "black women are more coveted today's industry because there's big business in female rap.
"He is so obviously weak in the knees, thin-jawed and drug addicted that it's easy to catch his crusty a*s lackin'."
After the comments were headed, with Healy later publicly apologising for his actions at a gig in New Zealand, as per Rolling Stone.
"I just feel a bit bad, and I’m kind of a bit sorry if I’ve offended you,” Healy told the audience at the 1975’s gig in Auckland.
"Ice Spice, I’m sorry. It’s not because I’m annoyed that me joking got misconstrued," he said.
"It’s because I don’t want Ice Spice to think I’m a d**k. I love you, Ice Spice. I’m so sorry."