Our reigning Bounce queen Big Freedia and her memoir God Save The Queen Diva are featured today in a fab OUT interview, Big Freedia: Twerking Girl Turned Storyteller. Check out an excerpt after the jump!
Out: Your mother, Ms. V.—the “original queen diva”—once told you that hip-hop wasn’t a place for gay men. What do you make of that now?
Big Freedia: It’s definitely changing. There’s a level of acceptance for gay people in hip-hop culture that just wasn’t there before. Tons of artists are reaching out to me now. And more are coming out, which is really changing things.
What are your hopes for this book?
This book is about some of the struggles I had growing up in New Orleans, decisions I had to make in my career, and all the times God saved me. I want it to be an inspiration. I hope that people are able to connect with situations I’ve been in and relate to the ways I’ve dealt with them.
Read the rest of the OUT feature here!