“Diamonds glisten on my boob/ They gon’ listen to my tune,” Ice Spice raps on “Bikini Bottom,” one of several breakout hits from her debut Like..? EP. Thanks to a new Dunkin’ Donuts-inspired collaboration, Ice can continue to live out those lyrics, because she just received a major statement piece as a gift.
On Tuesday (Sept. 12), the “In Ha Mood” rapper posted footage of a jaw-dropping diamond chain to her social media pages. In the clips, Ice flaunted a sparkling Eliantte diamond chain that spelled out the word “munchkins.” The video also showed off an Eliantte-branded half-dozen box of doughnuts.
“9.13,” Ice — who is set to present at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12 — captioned the video on X (formerly known as Twitter), a nod to the date on which she and Dunkin’ Donuts will unveil their new collaboration. The high-end jeweler also shared a clip of the diamond-encrusted necklace, captioning it “America Runs on Munchkins” and tagging the artist and brand.
The Eliantte bling gifted to Ice was indeed done with Dunkin’, the coffee and doughnut chain confirmed to Billboard.
The necklace — which took three weeks to make — features “over 80 carats of all-white VVS diamonds,” while the chain is made with 14k white and rose gold. The gem sprinkles on the accessory mimic the pops of color one might find on a Dunkin’ doughnut, and are “natural pink and orange sapphire baguettes, all individually hand-cut to fit the precise measurements needed to create the sprinkle effect.”
Such an iced-out accessory is going to do more than just sit in a display case. “At tonight’s VMAs, Ice Spice will be wearing a unique, one-of-a-kind, bespoke piece created for her by jeweler to the stars, Eliantte,” the brand said in a statement shared with Billboard. “The necklace is a tribute to her unwavering love for her fans and an ode to her authentic connection with Dunkin’ and her latest collaboration with the brand. The Ice Spice MUNCHKINS Drink will be available at Dunkin’ nationwide beginning Wednesday, Sept. 13.”
The brand and the artist first announced the project on Sunday, Sept. 10. Ice posted a graphic of a literal munchkin doughnut wearing a diamond “princess” chain with the caption “america runs on MUNCHKINS.” Given that Ice Spice’s fans are called Munchkins, inspired by her breakthrough single “Munch (Feelin’ U),” the collaboration makes perfect sense.
In just under a year, Ice Spice has earned four top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Karma” (No. 2, with Taylor Swift), PinkPantheress duet “Boy’s A Liar, Pt. 2” (No. 3), “Princess Diana” (No. 5, with Nicki Minaj) and “Barbie World” (No. 7, with Minaj & AQUA). Her Like..? EP reached a peak of No. 15 on the Billboard 200. On July 21, Ice released a deluxe edition of Like..?, which featured the Minaj-ified version of “Princess Diana,” and new tracks including “How High,” “Butterfly Ku” and the No. 41-peaking “Deli.”
Ice Spice is nominated for four VMAs at this year’s awards, including best new artist and push performance of the year (“Princess Diana”). Last week (Sept. 7), the Bronx rapper picked up a pair of nominations at the 2023 BET Hip-Hop Awards: best breakthrough hip-hop artist and best collaboration (“Princess Diana”).
Check out Ice Spice’s icy new chain below: