Big Freedia Is Mardi Gras' Ambassador

Few other contemporary New Orleans artists sit perched on as high of a royal pedestal as Big Freedia. From underground local stardom to collabs with Beyoncé and Drake, Freedia seems to be gradually taking over and becoming bigger than anyone would have imagined. If you’ve ever attended a Big Freedia show, you know that it’s a participatory act. She spearheads a crowd so convincingly that they would probably follow her into a burning building. They move with her. They shake, wobble, and twerk with her.

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