Ice Spice, the Bronx-born female rapper who is taking the world by storm, is following Cardi B’s playbook to a tee. First, she landed one of the hottest hit songs of the summer, “Munch,” and now she landed a super famous man.
Media Take Out has confirmed that Ice Spice, 22, is dating Caleb McLaughlin, 20, the African American star from the hit Netflix series Stranger Things.
According to a top industry insider, the couple has been seeing each other for a few weeks, and while their relationship is new, it’s also intense. The insider explained, “Ice Spice and Caleb are dating and are really into each other.”
Ice Spice dating Caleb is eerily similar to Cardi B dating Offset, who was a much bigger star than Cardi at the time, and had international crossover appeal.
Caleb gained recognition for playing Lucas Sinclair in the Netflix series Stranger Things (2016–present). McLaughlin began his career on the Broadway stage as Young Simba in the musical The Lion King followed by small roles in television. Following his breakthrough with Stranger Things, he appeared in the films High Flying Bird (2019) and Concrete Cowboy (2020), his first starring feature film role. His work also includes the miniseries The New Edition Story (2017) and various television voice acting roles.
The Bronx-born artist just started making music last year, but her resume already contains a Drake co-sign as well as an upcoming tour with B-Lovee.
It was less than a month ago that 22-year-old Fordham Bronx native Ice Spice (whose real name has yet to be revealed to the masses) delivered her breakout single, “Munch (Feelin’ U),” earning the drill rapper not only a coveted co-sign from Drake, but also a spot touring alongside B-Lovee throughout North America over the next two months.
While her success seems suspiciously sudden to some, the rising star has actually been releasing music for about a year now. During an interview with Audiomack, she shut down rumours about her being an industry plant, saying, “I know what it took to get me here, and I know how much work I’m putting in… I truly feel like they know I’m not a plant. I think they just say stuff like that ‘cause they’re mad that I’m going up faster than their fav.”