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Big Freedia is putting her stamp on the summer with the announcement of her first full-length album release in nine years. Entitled 'Central City,' the new 16-track album will be released June 23 and features Lil Wayne, Ciara, Kelly Price and Faith Evans.

The "Queen of Bounce", Big Freedia, announced that she will soon be opening a new hotel in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. The "Hotel Freedia" is slated to be a hotel, restaurant, music venue, and clubhouse located near the popular Frenchman Street. Plans for membership to the clubhouse to be offered through NFTs were discussed by the artist and her manager with local press.


During a brief interview with TMZ, Big Freedia gave her take on the viral incident revealing that she doesn't feel that Boosie's continued viral rants-- including his most recent calling Lil Nas X the f-word, isn't a form of homophobia but more so him expressing his beef with Lil Nas X directly.


A New Orleans producer has filed a lawsuit against Drake and fellow hometown artist Big Freedia, alleging that the pair stole one of his tracks for the “Nice For What” track. Sam Skully says a track he produced in 2000 was lifted for the Canadian superstar’s smash, and he’s also going after Drake over “In […]


New Orleans bounce artist and reality star, Big Freedia, is in trouble for lying about income in order to receive Section 8 vouchers. The feds say that between 2010 to 2014, Freedia, stole over $1,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, though the exact amount was not released.


Nickesse “Nicky Da B”  Toney , a rising star in the New Orleans bounce music scene, has died at the age of 24. No word on the cause of his death has yet been released, but he was currently working on a release with famed producer Diplo.


Big Freedia has been making a living twerking for years, but today the New Orleans artist added herself to the record books. The Queen Of Bounce and 300 other people set the new world record new world record for most people twerking at one time and in one location, Herald Square in New York City.


Can we say that “twerking,” which ABC recently broke down scientifically, is officially over-hyped and commodified now? The word “twerk” will be added to the Oxford English Dictionary as a verb.


New Orleans isn’t just known for Mardi Gras, spicy cooking and Cash Money Records. The city also spawned its own regional brand of music known as “bounce,” and Big Freedia is considered one its most important contributors. This September on FUSE, Freedia will star in her own reality series, Big Freedia: The Queen Of Bounce.