Ice Spice and Lil Tjay are the latest Hip Hop duo to spark dating rumors after the “Calling My Phone” rapper purchased a pricey Valentine’s Day gift for the “Munch” star.
On Tuesday (February 14), jeweler to the stars Benny The Jeweler posted a video on Instagram showcasing a new watch he made for Ice Spice at the request of Lil Tjay. The timepiece is a rose gold Richard Millie RM-05 that usually sells for tens of thousands of dollars.
In the clip, fans can see the diamond-encrusted watch in all its glory with Benny dishing out details of the watch which comes with a white band and an assortment of diamonds on the watch face.
“When You Say You The King Of The City You Gotta Step Different EVERYTIME New Richard Millie RM-05 Rose Gold Gifted To @icespice from my brotha @liltjay,” he wrote in the captioned.
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It didn’t take long for fans to start speculating that Ice Spice and Lil Tjay are an item, especially when such an expensive gift is is being given on Valentine’s Day.
“Soooo why i just find out lil tjay and ice spice got sum goin onnnn aint no way he gifted her a richard mille… thats what being lightskin w a jatty do for you,” one fan tweeted, while another wrote: “Lil tjay got ice spice a Richard Millie to cute happy for lil sis tjay better do my sister right.”
However, one fan took issue with Benny The Jeweler putting the rappers’ business out in public by mentioning their names in his Instagram video. “Ben baller or whoever tf just told ice spice and lil tjay business,” they said.
Fans have been keeping a close eye on Ice Spice and Lil Tjay ever since they popped out together last November for a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway in their native Bronx.
Things became even more interesting in January when the two linked up for their first collaboration “Gangsta Boo,” taken from Spice’s debut EP Like..?
Named after the late Memphis rap legend and built around a sample of Diddy’s “I Need a Girl (Part 2),” the song is full of flirtatious chemistry as both artists rap about their respective romantic interests.
“Bae, I just wanna do what you do/ Fuck your thots, I’m takin’ they spot/ Bitches know that I am what they not/ I’ma help you get back at the opps/ Bae, can I come when you spinnin’ they block?/ And I swear that you be on my mind/ Yeah, I’m lit, but for you, I’ll make time),” Spice raps.
Tjay returns the affection by spitting: “My lil’ shawty, I treat her like gang/ And she don’t treat me like no rap n-gga/ I’m the youngest to do it, you had a shot, blew it/ Of course she gon’ leave you, my sack bigger/ That lil’ n-gga ain’t nothin’ like me/ And I’m definitely nothin’ like that n-gga.”
Prior to the song’s release, Lil Tjay was arrested while en route to the music video shoot in NYC. The 21-year-old was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon after police discovered several loaded handguns in his Cadillac Escalade during a traffic stop.
Neither Tjay nor the four other men he was riding with were able to provide a license to carry any of the weapons. He was later released from jail after posting a $90,000 bond.