The 1975 frontman Matty Healy has offered an apology to Ice Spice.
During an episode of The Adam Friedland Show podcast, Healy and the hosts joked about the rising rapper’s ethnicity and mocked various different accents.
According to the New Zealand publication Coup De Main, Healy made his apology onstage during The 1975’s show in Auckland Friday.
“It’s not because I’m annoyed that me joking got misconstrued, it’s ’cause I don’t want Ice Spice to think I’m a d***,” Healy told the crowd. “I love you, Ice Spice, I’m so sorry.”
Healy added that he can sometimes be a “joker” or “trickster,” but he doesn’t want what he says to be “misconstrued as mean.”
“I am genuinely sorry if I upset [Ice Spice],” he said.
After the podcast first dropped, fellow English musician Yungblud seemingly responded to Healy’s comments by tweeting, “Love listening to three privileged white dudes sit around and objectify a young black female artist who’s blowing up.” Healy then responded to that with a video in which he spoke in an exaggerated version of Yungblud’s accent with the word “emo” superimposed over his face.
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