Big Freedia Says Her Feature On Beyoncé’s “Formation” Is A Blessing

In her new single “Formation,” Beyoncé declares “My daddy Alabama, momma Louisiana,” and to underscore the regional focus, she samples murdered New Orleans artist Messy Mya to open the song, and later NOLA bounce diva Big Freedia.

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Freedia is already a pretty well known pop culture personality, but she’s experiencing something of a pop music breakthrough in recent months, having remixed Sia‘s “Eye Of The Needle” and appearing on an Elliphant track as well. But obviously a co-sign from Queen Bey could bring a whole new level of notoriety to the Queen of Bounce, and she’s ready for it.

“Being able to work with Queen Bey will open a few more doors and make others, I’m assuming, work with me,” she told Hip Hop DX. “It’ll pick up a new ton of fans from the Beyonce camp as well. I’m not sure what it may be, but a blessing will come out of it.”

Freedia added: “I’m just very happy for Beyoncé and what she’s reaching and accomplishing in music and how many masses of people she reaches. She can touch them and make them feel a certain way about themselves.”

Read the full interview here.