Big Freedia, who has been featured in The New York Times
and Vanity Fair
for her unique music and fashion style, is playing Toronto’s Drake Hotel on Thursday, June 28.
Known as the queen diva of sissy bounce (a sub-genre of the popular, and very sexual, New Orleans rap music called bounce), Freedia’s hits include "Azz Everywhere," "Gin in My System" and "Rock Around the Clock."
“Bounce music is part of us. It’s our heart; it’s where we come from and it won’t change,” Freedia told Xtra’s Elvira Kurt during a previous visit to Toronto. The rest of the interview is available below.
For more on the show at the Drake, click here
. Freedia will also be playing Montreal on Saturday, July 7 at Le Belmont. For information on that show, click here