big freedia


Come Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility with Big Freedia and House of LaBeija

Join Broadly for EUPHORIA​, a Trans Day of Visibility celebration on Saturday, March 30th.
Diana Tourjée
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Big Freedia Proves That "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" Can, In Fact, Bang

On "Rudy, the Big Booty Reindeer," the Queen of Bounce replaces Rudolph's bright red nose with "a very large behind," confirming once and for all that Paul F. Tompkins is wrong.
Alex Robert Ross
VICE News Tonight on HBO

We got Big Freedia a butt ice sculpture in exchange for some honest answers

He's not mad at Beyoncé or Drake.
Caroline Pahl
Internet videos of paticular importance

Lauryn Hill Remixes Drake's "Nice for What," Completes the Circle

At New York's Apollo Theatre last night, the hip-hop icon remixed the remix to "Ex-Factor."
Alex Robert Ross
Noisey ICYMI

Eminem Adjusts, Forth Wanderers Emerge, and the Best Stuff You Missed This Week

This week in Noisey features: Detroit's favorite son returns to Coachella, a New Jersey-based five-piece prepare to take over, a staff writer gets baked before listening to Minor Threat, and Big Freedia's absence is conspicuous.
Noisey Staff

The Ghost of Big Freedia

Mainstream artists like Drake and Beyonce continue to borrow Big Freedia's voice and New Orleans flavor, but she remains completely absent from their videos.
Myles E. Johnson
Remembering Things

A Brief History of Drake's Relationship with New Orleans Bounce

"Nice for What" is the latest in Aubrey borrowing from the long-running Louisiana sound of Big Freedia and others.
Phil Witmer
thump news

Big Freedia Avoids Prison Time in Felony Theft Court Case

She will instead serve three years probation and pay a $35,000 fine.
Krystal Rodriguez
thump exclusive video

Big Freedia’s “Drop” Video Will Make You Wish You Could Dance

Drop to the beat, move to the beat.
Oliver Kinkel
festivals 2016

Sundance Next Fest Is the Film and Music Anti-Festival You've Been Dreaming of

Think the Park City fest’s cool younger sibling, with a better record collection.
Frank Mojica
thump news

Big Freedia Ordered to Live in Halfway House After Failing Drug Tests

The New Orleans artist was found in violation of the conditions of her bail.
Krystal Rodriguez

How Toronto's Most Popular Queer Hip-Hop and Dancehall Party Started in a Hostel

Ahead of its seventh anniversary, an oral history of inclusive, "straight-friendly" bash Yes Yes Y'all.
Nino Brown & Golshan Abdmoulaie