Rapper and reality star Big Freedia was just as shocked as fans were when Beyonce
surprised everyone with the unannounced release of “Formation,”
which eventually became the unofficial first single of her album, Lemonade
ET has the first look at Freedia’s big moment before it
airs on Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
, the Fuse reality
series documenting the rapper’s life and rise in New Orleans, on Wednesday,
Of course, Freedia knew “Formation” was coming since she was
asked to be featured on it by none other than Queen Bey herself. “After she
explained it to me, I was dying in my own skin," Freedia told ET in
January about her convo with the singer. (The call was also captured
cameras.) "She said that she had come to play. And that was it."
MORE: How Big Freedia Helped Beyonce Return to Her Roots on 'Formation'
Provided only with a snippet of the track, Freedia
immediately went to work, recording a verse and some ad-libs. "I was
ready," she said before coming back with some New Orleans slang for added
flavor. Three days later, the track was released on Tidal
In the clip, Freedia can’t contain her excitement. “My phone
blew up,” she says. “That sh*t is crazy.”
“I’m going to Red
Lobster,” Freedia tells her fiancé, Devon, making reference to the song’s now-iconic
(“When he f**k me good I take his a** to Red Lobster”), before suggesting
that he will have to earn his dinner first.
Big Freedia: Queen of
airs Wednesdays at 11 p.m. ET only on Fuse.