FALL FEVER

THE SEA­SON'S BEST MU­SIC, TV, MOVIES, THEATER, EVENTS AND MORE

GA Voice - - Front Page - By JOSEPH BROWNELL

She’s not only the “Queen of Bounce,” th­ese days Big Free­dia is the queen of busy.

After a fierce duet with RuPaul, Big Free­dia dropped “Just Be Free,” a batch of booty pop­pin’ tracks guar­an­teed to make even the rhythm­less twerk, in June. Now, she’s em­bark­ing on a fall tour that’s mak­ing stops in 20-plus ci­ties be­tween now and Hal­loween, and her hit Fuse show, “Big Free­dia: Queen of Bounce,” was just re­newed for not one but two sea­sons.

We caught up with Big Free­dia to chat about her Sept. 29 show in At­lanta at Ter­mi­nal West, why she takes her role in the LGBT com­mu­nity se­ri­ously and how she’s still wait­ing for Mi­ley Cyrus to call.

You’ve had one hel­luva sum­mer drop­ping your al­bum “Just Be Free,” your show “Big Free­dia: Queen of Bounce” was just re­newed for not one but two sea­sons and you’re kick­ing off a 20-city fall tour next week—is there any­where Big Free­dia isn’t bounc­ing th­ese days?

In China. That’s the next place I wanna con­quer.

You named your al­bum “Just Be Free.” I’m cu­ri­ous if there have been times in your ca­reer where you haven’t felt free?

Most def­i­nitely. When I was younger and first start­ing out, there were lots of peo­ple who weren’t so ac­cept­ing. It took years and lots of sup­port­ive friends and fam­ily for me to re­ally “feel free.”

Iden­tity pol­i­tics has ex­pe­ri­enced an ex­plo­sive growth in the past few years. In a 2011 in­ter­view with “Off­beat” you said “I am not trans­gen­dered; I am just a gay male … I wear women’s hair and carry a purse, but I am a man. I an­swer to ei­ther he or she.” How in­vested are you in th­ese pol­i­tics?

Well, I’m very in­vested. Of course, I take my po­si­tion as a leader of the LGBT com­mu­nity se­ri­ously. I want all the les­bians and gay youth to feel like they can see some­one who has been through it and come out OK on the other side. All that said, I also try not to let it con­sume me. That’s what I want peo­ple to get from a Big Free­dia show. Free your azzzzzz and your mind will follow.

After last year’s MTV VMA awards, you said that Mi­ley Cyrus needed to give you, The Queen of Twerk­ing, a call so you could ‘give her ass some lessons.’ Have you got­ten your chance?

Not yet, but I’m still here (laughs).

What can fans ex­pect from the tour?

Big Free­dia times 10! We’ve taken our show to a new level, work­ing with a new chore­og­ra­pher, and re­ally bring­ing a per­for­mance to fans.

Big Free­dia plays Ter­mi­nal West on Sept. 29 (Pub­lic­ity photo)

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