Big Freedia Show Canceled By Mississippi Government Agency For ‘Gyrating’
Big Freedia is known as the Queen on New Orleans bounce and her shows are non-stop twerkfests. The star of Fuse TV's Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, had a show in Mississippi cancelled after the state's Alcohol Beverage Control office contacted the venue to tell them they could lose their liquor license if the show went on. Why? "Gyrating," that's why.
Ben Shemper, the owner of The Dollar Box Showroom, received a call from the agency before Big Freedia was supposed to do a concert there. According to Shemper, he was told that if the show happened, the venue could potentially lose their liquor license due to a state statute that prohibits certain sexual conduct at places where alcohol is served. According to this government agency, the twerking, gyrating and "bounce" of Big Freedia's dancers violated the state's statue.
Big Freedia went to her Twitter to explain to her Mississippi fans why she wasn't going to be able to perform:
The day after the cancelled performance, Big Freedia had an appearance where she talked about the situation.
She explained how she had been in the state numerous times and that her legal team will be taking action against the agency for their decision. Freedia explained how this situation will take her "to another level, and it will set another part of history in bounce culture."
Check out some of the gyrating, twerking amazing-ness that is a Big Freedia show!