Big Freedia, musician, Black, Sissy Bounce, FUSE, Queen of Bounce, theft, government funds
Big Freedia, musician, Black, Sissy Bounce, FUSE, Queen of Bounce, theft, government funds

“Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia Accused Of Stealing Government Funds

“This is an incredibly unfortunate situation. I was on subsidized housing for many years before my financial situation changed. I quickly found myself in a new economic structure and, frankly, knew little about how to handle my money. It wasn’t until recently (after I had stopped receiving housing vouchers) that it became very clear I had received assistance to which I wasn’t entitled. It was an oversight — but one that I take full responsibility for. From the moment I was contacted by Government agents, I have fully cooperated and have already begun making arrangements to pay full restitution (of approximately $34,000).”

Gay musician Big Freedia’s statement to the music site Pitchfork after being charged with theft of government funds for allegedly lying about her income in order to stay in subsidized housing. Freedia specialize in a style of music known as Sissy Bounce, has appeared in RuPaul’s video for “Peanut Butter” and Beyoncé’s video for “Formation” as well as three seasons of his reality TV show on FUSE entitled, “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce.”