Rapper Ice Spice (real name Isis Gaston) has a supportive family behind her! The New York native made her major rise to fame in 2022, and has since collaborated with musical giants, including Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, among others.

“By the time the Bronx started popping up, I was already in the booth, plotting. But hearing [about other rappers] was definitely more of a motivation too,” she told Dazed during a March 2023 interview. “Just knowing that now we have a spotlight in the Bronx. I feel like when there’s an artist buzzing out the Bronx, that gives other people a chance to shine too.”

Other than making her mark on the musical map, Ice Spice also has a big family behind her that always showing support.

Who Are Ice Spice’s Mom and Dad?

Ice Spice spoke about her family during an interview with The Cut from February 2023. In the article, she shared that her parents were separated while she was growing up in the Bronx.

Her father, Joseph Gaston, is an underground rapper who “inspired” the “Princess Diana” singer to start making her own music.

“I remember being in the studio with him. I was a toddler, probably. And I remember little flashes. Of course, not every detail, but small things like that being shown to you at such a young age make an impression on you,” she told Paper magazine in April 2023. “Subconsciously, I ended up becoming an artist because I saw my father be one first. He’s a music lover himself. He’s a true hip-hop head, beyond me, honestly. He knows everything. He’s always educating me on hip-hop and s–t like that.”

Rapper Ice Spice Has a Big Family! Meet Her Parents, Siblings, More
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Similarly, Ice Spice briefly spoke about her mom, Charina Almanzar, who gave birth to the rapper at 17 years old, during an interview with Apple Music’s Ebro Darden from February 2023.

“Mom’s a baddie, so she know what it is,” she shared at the time.

Who Are Ice Spice’s Siblings?

She has five younger siblings, making her the eldest child.

“Their friends and classmates treat them really well because they know they my sister, and I love that for them,” Ice Spice told The Cut. “There’s been a point where they’ve been bullied — we’ve all been bullied at one point — but they don’t gotta deal with that. Like, now they GOATed.”

Where Did Ice Spice’s Name Come From?

“I chose Ice Spice because it literally rhymes,” she shared with Elle in January 2023. “I was 14 [years old] coming up with like a finsta name and I was like ‘what rhymes with ice? Spice.’ Plus I love spicy food too. I put hot sauce on everything.”