The Story Behind ‘Karma’ Remix By Taylor Swift and Ice Spice

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How did the Taylor Swift and Ice Spice collaboration of “Karma” remix come to be?

The original version of the fan-favorite track was released on Swift’s latest record, Midnights. The remix was recorded specifically for Midnights (Til Dawn Edition). Along with the track, the duo released a music video, directed by Swift. In the visual, the pop icons are able to quite literally lasso planets together, sail across oceans, and conquer mountains together.

Additionally, Taylor Swift has always been a “massive fan” of Ice Spice. She proclaimed, “After getting to know her I can confirm: she is THE ONE to watch.” Ice Spice and Taylor Swift performed “Karma” for the first time during Swift’s The Eras Tour stop at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey on May 26.

How Taylor Swift and Ice Spice ‘Karma’ Remix Came About

Prior to Swift and Ice Spice debuting the remix, the “Lover” hitmaker told the crowd that it was the rapper who reached out to her. Ironically, Swift was already a massive fan of hers.

“I want to explain how this came about because it just felt like karma or fate or something,” Swift told her crowd. Swift echoed a similar sentiment in a Spotify audio clip and noted that the collab was “one of the most natural things.”

“She reached out through her team, just kind of saying, ‘Hey, Ice has been a big fan of Taylor’s since she was a little kid, would love to collaborate if that was ever something that came about,'” she revealed.

“I had been listening to her nonstop, getting ready for my tour,” Swift added. “I was just listening to Ice Spice constantly. So I immediately got her number and said, ‘Hey, would you wanna do your version of ‘Karma’? Do you relate to this?’ She jumped in headfirst.”

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