Big Freedia Talks ‘Break My Soul,’ Dr. Martens, & Making Her Own Lane – Hollywood Life
Dr. Martens famously brags that they have a “bouncing sole”. So it makes perfect sense for the beloved iconic shoe brand to partner with Great Freedia, the superstar of New Orleans was dubbed the “Bounce Queen.” Freedia joins Dr. Martens presented free concert series, rocking Brooklyn Made in November, the latest concert featuring Dr. Martens with avant-garde artists. “I just thought so,” said Freedia hollywood life when discussing the most “Documentary” thing about her. She said, “I created my own lane in hip-hop.
“When the mainstream wasn’t trying to listen to Big Freedia and other gay artists in New Orleans, we started our own brand,” she told HL. It was called Sissy Bounce then, but now it’s just Bounce.” Similarly, Freedia points to Dr. Martens’ “punk rock spirit” as the “Big Freedia” aspect the most. After all, like punk, Freedia has built a legacy and an empire without the help of big labels, independent wealthy parents, or anything like that.
Diamonds like the Big Freedia rarely stay hidden for long in the rough. First reaching the ears of the mainstream in the early 2010s, Freedia had her own TV series Fuse, Big Freedia: Bouncing Queen. In 2016, BeyoncéFreedia’s “Formation” samples several speeches. Two queens will collaborate in Bey’s The making progress Freedia’s tour and voice commands you to “drop the swing” on Bey’s latest hit single, “Break my soul.”
“Beyonce is a household name so, of course, being on her list means millions more fans know who Big Freedia is!” Freedia told HL when asked if “Break My Soul” will bring in a new wave of fans. Freedia says those new fans should also watch “Just Be Free,” “3rank Ward Bounce,” and “BDE” to better understand who she is as an artist beyond “Break My Soul.”
When asked about the song that earned four nominations at the 65th Grammy Awards, Freedia said she was “absolutely shocked” by the news. “I heard the song before it came out, and of course, it was Beyonce, but I didn’t know it would bring the life it did!”
That life can bring a lot of gold, and if Big Freedia is at the Grammys (on February 5 at the Crypto.com arena), she’s going to need a nice outfit — and a pair of shoes. kind. This is when Dr. Martens appeared. “I remember my first shoes – I think I bought them in the late 90s,” she says HL. “But my favorite are the ones I currently wear on stage. They are mid-calf, black. They have yellow lanyards and Big Freedia patches on the top and bottom. They are fire!”
Shoes Dr. What does Martens x Big Freedia look like? “Mine would be unisex (of course), mid-calf black leather with gold tongues, Swaroski crystals and graffiti,” she said. HL. “I think the sole will have the Big Freedia logo so you can see it when you launch your swing!”
Freedia will be releasing more than just rocking in 2023. “I’m about to release a new album,” she said. HL, “a new season of my reality TV show, Big Freedia means businesson Fuse TV, and I’m opening a hotel in New Orleans.”
Plus, if 2023 sees her hypothetical Dr. Martens come to life, it could mean she’ll go from “Queen of Jumping Rope” to “Queen of Bounce Soles.” “. “Thanks for the idea,” she said HL about this potential new title or change the shoe’s iconic brand name for this partnership. “I will tell my journalist about it as soon as possible.”
For more information about upcoming Dr. Martens presented performances, including performances by Linda Lindas, Blushing, Shamir, and more, click here.