Big Freedia, known as the Queen of Bounce, is a New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of
Bounce music worldwide. A vibrant twist on hip-hop, Bounce is characterized by call-andresponse
lyrics over rapid-fire beats and accelerated—sometimes scandalous—booty-shaking.
After running the New Orleans club scene for over two decades, Big Freedia is now bringing the
Bounce movement to a world-wide stage with her hit reality show, “Big Freedia: Queen of
Bounce” on Fuse TV. The weekly docu-series, now in its fifth season, follows the life of a young
gay choirboy-turned international recognized Bounce performer, TV star, and author. In addition
to being the highest rated original series on the network, “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce”
received the GLAAD Media Award in 2013 and was nominated for the award again in 2014.
In 2016, Big Freedia made a splash when she roared ‘I Came To Slay’ on Beyonce’s ‘Formation.’
In 2015, Big Freedia released her debut LP, Just Be Free. Named one of the ‘best electronic
releases of 2014’ by Rolling Stone, the album was critically acclaimed in outlets such as
Pitchfork, SPIN, USA Today, and Consequence of Sound.
More, Big Freedia penned her first memoir, Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! on Gallery
Books/Simon & Schuster. The book was hailed in the press by outlets from Rolling Stone and
Pitchfork to OUT and BUST.
Big Freedia maintains a rigorous tour schedule which features her legendary shake team and
Bounce dance moves like “the twerk” (popularized by Miley Cyrus in 2013), “the shake” “the
wiggle,” “the bend ova,” and the “hands on the ground.” She and her team are festival favorites,
known for stealing shows at Outside Lands, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and Bumbershoot.
In 2012, Big Freedia made her television network debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! She has
appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly, Watch What Happens Live, NPR’s ‘All Things
Considered,’ NPR’s ‘Marketplace,’ CNN, MSNBC, “VH1’s Out in Hip-Hop” and daytime TV’s
A collaboration with pop-vocalist Sia for “Eye of the Needle” was released in 2015 as part of the
Adult Swim Series along with her new single “Crazy.”
Big Freedia’s latest single “I Heard” was released last month and is off her forthcoming Fall
Boyfriend has been called a "mysterious, raunchy feminist" by NPR, a "sex-positive English nerd" by Huffington Post and "endearingly weird" by Paper Magazine but perhaps, like the Grand Canyon, she is best witnessed in the flesh. Fresh off a national tour with Big Freedia, Boyfriend is gearing up for the release of the third and final installment of her Love Your Boyfriend project, a set of EPs that has caught the attention of Bullett, Earmilk, Dazed & Perez Hilton.