Taylor Swift has just released the official music video for her song “Karma”. But instead of Swift only Midnights version, the singer delighted the world with a “Karma” remix, off Midnights (Til Dawn Edition) and star rapper Ice Spice.
The fantastic music video begins with the familiar “Karma” intro, followed by Ice Spice saying “Karma is that girl like…” The video continues with shots of Swift as the scales of justice, the 33-year-old singer sitting in an hourglass of flowing sand and the rapper “Princess Diana” sitting in a seashell, holding a pearl. There’s even a moment when the duo lassos the moon and the planet Jupiter.
“I LOVE his music videos so much,” one fan commented. “They are colorful and the detail is so sharp you can tell they really loved what they were doing. She never disappoints. THE best performer of our generation.
“The work she puts into her music is outrageous! She’s gonna break the internet again and I’m here for that!!” wrote another.
At the time of publication, the video had over 3.2 million views.
Swift announced the collaboration a few days prior on Instagram.
“Um. SO much to tell you,” the star, who is currently on tour, announced in a post. “I’m a huge fan of this brilliant artist and after getting to know her, I can confirm: this is THE one watch. So excited to say that Karma featuring the amazing @icespice will be released TOMORROW night at MIDNIGHT AND in the frame of the new Midnights (Til Dawn Edition) deluxe album.”
On Friday, Swift continued to surprise audiences by bringing the 23-year-old rapper out for the “Karma” remix at MetLife in New Jersey. The singer debuted with the music video for the song playing in the background as the two performed.
“The way the whole stadium screamed when Ice literally showed up out of the blue,” Swift wrote in an Instagram post. “Arriving at the world premiere of the ‘Karma’ music video I made with my dancers who were there – Playing ‘Getaway Car’ with Jack and hearing everyone shout the lyrics – I love you @icespice I love you love @jackantonoff Love y’all in that crazy crowd last night – can’t wait to go back tonight.
Some Swifties are less than happy with the Ice Spice collab, due to previous comments made by the singer’s current boyfriend, Matty Healy. It was reported that in February, the 1975 frontman poked fun at racist comments about the Bronx-born singer on The Adam Friedland Show podcast.
“Taylor Swift not responding to Matt Healy’s racist comments towards Ice Spice and then finding a way to cash in on her with a new collaboration is a classic example of white woman feminism. It’s practical, manipulative, and continues to protect and protect white men,” wrote a Twitter user.
In April, Healy issued an apology to the rapper while performing on stage in Auckland, New Zealand.
A video captured by a fan of the star sharing his apology. “I never meant to hurt anyone,” Healy said. “I’m sorry if I offended you and, like Ice Spice, I’m sorry.”