Ice Spice made her Saturday Night Live debut on Saturday (October 14), performing the tracks “In Ha Mood” and “Pretty Girl.” The 10K Projects/Capitol Records breakout star was first introduced by SNL staple Pete Davidson, but for the second song, fans were met with a surprise appearance from Taylor Swift.
The pop megastar, who’s apparently besties with Swift now, was on deck for Travis Kelce‘s cameo in a skit about the excessive NFL coverage Swift and the Kansas City Chiefs have been getting since they started dating. Swift said simply, “Once again, Ice Spice” as the crowd cheered her on. Spice was joined by Rema, who also appears on the original song.
Ice Spice and Taylor Swift were filmed together at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards. The two sat side-by-side and laughed throughout the evening. Swift walked away with nine awards but seemed to get more attention for dancing to various performers, including Demi Lovato, Lil Wayne and Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s live debut of “Bongos.”
In an email to Variety, Swift talked about why she’s so impressed with Ice Spice. As she explained, “I relate to Ice in many ways, but I think her dedication and focus is what blew me away from the very start. She’s extremely professional without being cold. Playful and fun without ever taking her eye off the prize. She knows what is and isn’t ‘her’ and sets those boundaries with grace.”
Watch the clips above.