Big Freedia is an American musician and rapper best known for her work in popularizing the bounce genre of hip hop music which had originated in her home town of New Orleans in the early 1990s. Her first studio album titled Queen Diva was launched in 2003 and her 3rd album called Just Be Free (2014) had peaked at number 28 on the US Heat charts. She has also released several EPs and has been featured as a supporting artist in numerous tracks. From 2013 to 2017, she had been featured in the reality TV series Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce that depicted her life at home and on tour. In July 2015, her autobiography titled God Save the Queen Diva! was launched.

Born Name

Freddie Ross

Nick Name

Big Freedia, Queen of Bounce, The Queen Diva

Sun Sign


Born Place

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


New Orleans, Louisiana, United States



Big Freedia had attended the Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans where she used to perform in the choir and had also worked as the choir director.


Musician, Rapper


  • Father – Freddie Ross Sr. (Truck Driver)
  • Mother – Vera Ross (d. 2014)
  • Siblings – Adam Ross (Younger Brother) (d. 2018), Crystal Ross (Sister)


Big Freedia is represented by –

  • Reid Martin, Manager, MidCitizen Entertainment, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Nicole Balin, PR Agent, Ballin PR, San Francisco, California, United States
  • Sam Hunt, Booking Agent (Americas/Asia/Australia), Paradigm Talent Agency, Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Clementine Bunel, Booking Agent (Europe), Paradigm Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Karl Morse, Booking Agent (Rest of the World), Paradigm Talent Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Tim Kappel, Legal Representative, Pierson // Wells, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


Bounce, EDM, Alternative Hip Hop, Electro, Dance




  • Asylum Records
  • Queen Diva
  • East West Records




6 ft 2 in or 188 cm


72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Big Freedia has dated –

  1. Devon (2016–Present)

Race / Ethnicity


She is of African-American descent.

Hair Color


She often tends to dye her hair blonde, pink, platinum, or silver.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Long, straight hair
  • Affable smile
  • Both arms covered in tattoos
  • Mildly stocky frame



Big Freedia Facts

  1. When Hurricane Katrina had ravaged New Orleans in 2005, Big Freedia had moved to Texas for a few months and performed at local events.
  2. In 2011, she won both the ‘Best Emerging Artist’ and the ‘Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist’ awards at the Best of the Beat Awards.
  3. Big Freedia has identified herself as a gay male and had initially stated that she did not care about what pronoun was used to refer to her. However, later, she mentioned that her pronoun was ‘she’.
  4. In 2016, she pled guilty to charges of theft of government funds after she had failed to disclose her earnings between 2010 and 2014 while she had continued to claim housing benefits. She was sentenced to 3 years probation, USD 35k in restitution, and 100 hours of community service. In 2018, the probation was ended one year early on account of her good behavior.
  5. In 2019, an ice cream flavor called Big Freedia’s Bouncin’ Beignets was launched by ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s.

Featured Image by Big Freedia / Instagram


Facts of Big Freedia

  • full nameBig Freedia
  • Date of Birth January 28, 1978
  • Age 43 years 9 months
  • Horoscope Aquarius
  • Lucky Number 9
  • Lucky Stone Amethyst
  • Lucky Color Turquoise
  • Best Match for Marriage Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius
  • weight72 kg
  • height6 ft 2 in

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