Big Freedia

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Known as the larger-than-life ambassador of New Orleans bounce music, Big Freedia is a nationally recognized hip-hop artist, TV personality, and cultural influencer. Most recently, she made headline news for her feature on Beyoncé’s Grammy-Award winning single Break My Soul in 2022.

In addition to three critically-acclaimed EPs—3rd Ward Bounce (2018), Louder (2020), and Big Diva Energy (2021)—Big Freedia, known as the Queen of New Orleans Bounce, brought her distinctive voice and signature catchphrases to numerous high profile projects, including Beyoncé’s Grammy award-winning Formation, Drake’s Nice For What, and a cover of Judas for Lady Gaga’s Born this Way 10th anniversary album. She has appeared on Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, NPR, The Breakfast Club, The Problem with Jon Stewart, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Real.

Coinciding with Pride Month, Big Freedia released her first full-length project in seven years, Central City Freestyle, featuring Lil’ Wayne, Ciara, Boyfriend, and more. Known by her fans as the Queen Diva, Big Freedia is a loud and proud advocate for racial and gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights.


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