It's a new beginning providing bountiful opportunities, as Freedia expects to release two albums in 2018, including a solo release and a full collaborative album with rapper Mannie Fresh. (The two recently released the song “Dive,” which came about after the rapper appeared on Freedia’s show, previously called Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce. “I wanted two distinct New Orleans rap sounds to come together and that's what 'Dive’ is,” she said in a statement.) Though the star also hopes to collaborate with Pink, Lady Gaga and Drake in the near future, she’s branching out beyond music too.
Taking Bey's "hot sauce in her bag" lyric to heart, she's actually created her own hot sauce. And coming in 2018? A Big Freedia cookbook. Meanwhile, the bounce queen’s rosé, described by her as a wine that will “have that a** bouncing,” will soon be stocked at Walmart, Walgreens and local wineries.
Basically, the rapper is very busy these days -- but it’s all part of her mission to be a “better, improved Freedia.”
“My mind is more focused,” she says. “I’m making some power moves and some bold decisions of some things I needed to change around me to keep me moving forward and to keep me in a positive state. So, old Freedia is there, but with a little twist.”