|Real Name/Full Name||Freddie Ross Jr.|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Big Freedia|
|Birth Place:||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||28 January 1978|
|Age/How Old:||45 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 190 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Freddie Ross Sr.
Mother – Vera Ross
|Siblings:||Adam and Crystal Ross|
|School:||Walter L. Cohen High School|
|Profession:||Musician, Interior designer|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Freedia is an American rapper and interior designer. She is famously known for her genre of New Orleans hip hop called Bounce Music. She is credited for being a strong advocate for that genre of music since it developed in the 1990s. Though she identifies as gay, she claims not to have problems with pronouns but prefers to be referred to as a She/her.
Well, how well do you know about Big Freedia? If not much, here is what we know about Big Freedia to date.
Biography and Early Life
Freddie Ross Jr. was born on January 28, 1978. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her parents are Freddie Ross Sr. and Vera Ross. She has two siblings Adam and Crystal. She fell in love with music at a very young age and when she was young she took piano lessons and sang in the choir of her neighborhood Baptiste Church.
Freedia claims that her mother introduced her to music made by artists such as Patti LeBelle. She claims that she was a very big fan of the late disco musician Sylvester and pop star Michael Jackson. Freedia adopted the name Freedia (pronounced Freeda) after a colleague called her Freedia.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Big Freedia in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Big Freedia’s age is 45 years old as of today’s date 15th March 2023 having been born on 28 January 1978. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 190 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154lbs in Pound and 70 kg in Kilograms.
Freedia is an Alumnus of the Walter L. Cohen High School. At school, she continued to perform in the school choir and was even the choir director. This exposure to music assisted in realizing her capabilities of music production and songwriting. Initially, Freedia had stage freight and had to coax herself before the performance, she eventually overcame the freight as time went by and she got more experience.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Other than singing and dancing, Freedia has ventured in the interior designing business. Her long list of clients includes Ray Nagin’s administration when he was the mayor of New Orleans. In 2016, she was arrested on the charges of theft of government funds after she failed to report her income for the years 2010 and 2014.
At that time, she claimed Section 8 housing. Later that year she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years’ probation and 100 hours of community service. As a condition of her probation, she agreed to undergo drug testing.
In 2018, she made the revelation that a year had been reduced in her sentence due to good behavior. Big Freedia has managed to keep her dating life very private but she was once dating a guy by the name of Devon. The two even planned their wedding but Freedia left Devon at the altar.
Is Big Freedia Lesbian?
Yes, Big Freedia is gay. She made it clear that she is not transgender but is just a gay woman. She claimed that she doesn’t identify by a specific pronoun but prefers She/her since she is comfortable with her feminine side. In an interview in 2015, she said that she is straight-up gay and that gender identity is on a spectrum. Currently, her dating history is not known.
Big’s career kicked off in 199 after she released, her debut single titled An Ha, Oh Yeah. It was in 2003 that she finally released her first studio album, Queen Diva. After that, she continued to perform in local nightclubs as well as other entertainment joints. This established her as a New Orleans local celebrity.
She tasted national acclaim after her gig in Bingo Parlour Tent and Voodoo Experience. The following year, she was invited by the jam band Galactic to guest in their album Ka-May. Freedia later ended up joining the group for a while. She later collaborated with D.J. Rusty Lazer and the Indie electronic duo Matt and Kim.
She also made her debut in television after her appearance on the Last Call with Carson Daly. In the same year, she was featured in the Village Voice and The New York Times magazines. 2012 was also a prosperous year for her as she went on to win an MTV O award.
In the same year, she made an appearance on the drama series Treme. Freedia also has her reality television show called Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce which aired for the first time in 2013 in the channel Fuse. The series is on its sixth season and continues to air. Freedia is currently signed to Asylum records.
Big Freedia has managed to be one of the most highly decorated artists. She has won numerous awards throughout her career. In 2011 she was awarded for the GLAAD Media Awards. She got nominated for the Best Emerging Artist and also won the Best Hip hop Artist award. In 2012, Big won Too Much Ass of MTV award. Among her many achievements, she has been able to collaborate with musician Beyoncé to release a single named Formation.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Big Freedia in 2023
Big Freedia has been able to achieve a lot throughout her career. As of 2023, she has a net worth of about $5 million. Her net worth has been generated from her albums as well as her top-notch performances. Other than Hip Hop, Big Freedia owns an interior design company that once even served Ray Nagin’s administration during his time as mayor.
Freedia has proven to be a force to reckon with in the musical industry. She is a successful businessperson who has a successful career as an interior designer also. Her courage and openness regarding her sexual orientation is an inspiration as she proves that acceptance comes from within us.