Earlier this week we introduced you to New Orleans bounce music, a style of call-and-response rap that often inspires women to contort into impossible positions and jiggle their generous booties. Over the past few years the mainstream American media has caught on to this underground club scene thanks to a flamboyantly gay sub-genre known as sissy bounce.
Today we bring you an interview with the queen diva of bounce Big Freedia, who started out as a back-up performer for her friend Katey Red, the first openly gay rapper in New Orleans. Freedia is one of the most respected rappers in the game, performing up to six nights a week at block parties, hip-hop clubs, gay clubs and even in her autobiographical bounce musical “Catch That Beat”.
This month she’ll embark on short North American tour and perform at her hometown Gay Pride for the first time ever. For a sense of the ass-tastic mayhem that Freedia unleashes in the club, watch the video for “Azz Everywhere” and then read our Q&A after the jump!