Big Freedia
Big Freedia in red jacket and orange-and-black tshirt against white background

READ: How NOLA's Housing Crisis Caught Up to Big Freedia

The New Orleans bounce music icon and reality TV star received a sentence of three years probation and a fine of $35,000 for Section 8 voucher fraud. A new Pitchfork article examines the housing problems that underwrote Big Freedia’s conviction.

Get Ready for Big Freedia To Shake the U.S. with New Orleans Bounce [Video]

On Wednesday night Big Freedia brought bounce to national television with a performance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live late-night talk show. Freedia performed two recent songs, “Excuse” (above) and “Na Who Mad” (below). You can watch the full episode on []( At a performance in Los Angeles Thursday night, Big Freedia said her phone has not stopped ringing since her television debut.