MUSIC: Miley Who? Excuse Me, The Queen Diva Big Freedia Has Arrived
I saw Big Freedia perform at this year’s Afropunk Fest for the first time, and mark my word, Ms. Thang’s time is now. Obviously, I’m not alone in this observation with Fuse geared up for the Queen Diva’s unscripted TV show premiering Oct. 2, the same day Big Freedia’s Queen of Twerk EP drops.
The new reality series, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, “explores the underground oft-misunderstood world of the New Orleans hip-hop scene,” according to producers. Watch the trailer for the show and brace yourself. Miley Cyrus and the rest of America has a lot to learn about the misappropriation of twerking. Even Perez Hilton didn’t waste a second to share an exclusive instructional video on his site.
Thankfully, there is a lot more to this New Orleans native. I came across a mini-doc by Pitchfork TV published earlier this year, which explains how Big Freedia has won over the staunchest critics while earning street cred and admiration among the LGBT community and beyond.
Big Freedia: http://www.bigfreedia.com/
SPIN magazine articles: http://www.spin.com/tags/big-freedia/