New Orleans shares the spotlight with Beyonce in her new video, “Formation,” and that’s no accident: The aftermath of Katrina is part of Bey’s not-so-subtle sociopolitical messaging. The song even includes vocals from icon Big Freedia & Messy Mya.
On Saturday night, Beyonce broke the internet once again, dropping a music video for her new song "Formation," which she performed live at the Super Bowl less than 24 hours later. At the one minute and ten second mark of the track, there's a spoken-word interlude, with a fierce voice calling out, "I didn't come to play with you hoes, I came to slay bitch."
The speaker was none other than New Orleans performer Big Freedia, best known for being one of the city's premier bounce artists, and who's collaborated with everybody from American drag queen RuPaul to Diplo. She also wrote an autobiography, God Save The Queen Diva!, which came out last year.