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Ice Spice Gives Her Pick for Song of the Summer: ‘I Don’t Think We Have a Choice’

The Bronx native doesn't think there's much of a debate for the summer's top tune.

Sabrina Carpenter and Ice Spice attend Sir Lucian Grainge’s 2023 Artist Showcase, Presented By Merz Aesthestics’ Xperience+ and Coke Studio” at Milk Studios Los Angeles on February 04, 2023 in Los Angeles.

Sabrina Carpenter and Ice Spice attend Sir Lucian Grainge’s 2023 Artist Showcase, Presented By Merz Aesthestics’ Xperience+ and Coke Studio” at Milk Studios Los Angeles on February 04, 2023 in Los Angeles.

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Ice Spice knows a thing or two about cooking up hits (she has four top 10 Hot 100 entries to her name), and she’s given out her pick for song of the summer this year.

Today caught up with the “Barbie World” rapper looking glamorous on the 2024 BET Awards red carpet, and Ice Spice doesn’t think there’s much debate when it comes to the summer’s top tune.


“I think it’s ‘Espresso.’ I don’t think we have a choice — it’s ‘Espresso,’ yeah,” she said while saluting Sabrina Carpenter’s anthem.

“Espresso” is spending an 11th week on the Billboard Hot 100. It currently sits at No. 4 on the latest chart installment reaching a peak of No. 3. “Espresso” has rebounded to spend a sixth week atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart.

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Carpenter might be competing with herself as she produced another song of the summer candidate with her “Espresso” follow-up “Please Please Please,” which topped the Hot 100 for her first No. 1 hit and is now at No. 5.

With her first pair of Y2K! singles, Ice Spice doesn’t appear to have a song of the summer contender just yet, but not all hope is lost. The 24-year-old’s anticipated debut album arrives on July 26 and there’s plenty of time for another single to catch fire between now and the end of the month.

Carpenter and Ice Spice met up in February 2023 at a pre-Grammys party in Los Angeles. Footage captured the two having a warm exchange and posing for photos together.

Watch the clip of Ice Spice picking the song of the summer below.

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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