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    Who Is Ice Spice and Why Are Marines Suddenly Obsessed with Her?

    Who Is Ice Spice and Why Are Marines Suddenly Obsessed with Her?

    Ice Spice may not be in the chain of command, but she may just be one of the most powerful forces in the Marine Corps right now.

    Since gaining prominence with her breakout track “Munch (Feelin' U)” on addictive distraction machine TikTok in mid-2022, the Bronx, N.Y.-based rapper has taken the music world by storm. She's teamed with powerhouse Taylor Swift; sang the anthem “Barbie World” alongside Nicki Minaj as part of 2023's breakout summer blockbuster film, “Barbie”; and even climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts with a collaboration with singer PinkPantheress, “Boy's a Liar Pt. 2.”

    Now, legions of Marines “stand ready to defend her against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” according to social media posts that span X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, TikTok and even Reddit.

    In recent months, of Marines posing with American flags with Ice Spice's face superimposed on them have increasingly cropped up on social media. A TikTok video from June shows Marines deployed to Okinawa, , smiling alongside an Ice Spice flag during a training exercise; another TikTok from later that month showed a Marine in an undisclosed location curled up with his Ice Spice flag. And as recently as September, Ice Spice herself shared a photo on X showing a group of heavily armed Marines posing alongside a flag featuring her face. (Ice Spice's popularity isn't limited to the Marine Corps, of course: a July post to the Navy…

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