Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Reality and Game Show, Reality and Game Shows, Documentary, Music
Entertainer Freddie Ross, best known by the stage name Big Freedia, is renowned for popularizing a New Orleans genre of hip-hop called bounce music. It's noted for up-tempo call-and-response elements and plenty of backside shaking. Providing a big platform to further spread the word is Fuse's docu-reality series, which has grown to become one of the network's most-watched shows since its 2013 debut. The draw is the outsized personality of its star, whose website notes that "Freedia is a `he' but uses the feminine pronoun for her stage persona." Episodes detail her personal and professional journey from New Orleans phenomenon to national headliner.