Big chances and even bigger challenges lie ahead for the Queen of Bounce as she takes on a juicy new movie role, expands her brand to the worlds of cooking and fitness, records a new album and talks marriage with longtime boyfriend Devon. Just as a career-boosting feature on Beyoncé's chart-topping single "Formation" pushes Freedia's fame to greater heights, her world comes crashing down.
With Team Freedia and her family by her side, the Queen Diva fights to hold onto all that is dear to her.
Devon Hurst is Big Freedia's other half and live-in boyfriend. Born and raised in Kenner, Louisiana, Devon was one of Freedia's first male dancers, appearing with her on Jimmy Kimmel Live! After 10 years together, Devon decides it's time to step up and prove that Freedia is the only diva for him.
Grateful for all the lessons she learned from the grandmother who raised her and the blessings that have come her way as part of Team Freedia, Tootie decides to spread the love by mentoring a young woman from NOLA's Youth Empowerment project Project. Tootie has another mission this season as she schemes to get her best friend and former shaker Steph back on Team Freedia.
Onstage, Flash drives the crowd wild with his trademark multi-colored Mohawk, unbelievable moves and signature pop n' lock style. Off stage, however, Flash struggles to come to terms with his past and embarks on a journey to uncover truths from his childhood, leaning on his old friend (and boss), Melvin, for help in dealing with life's harsh realities.
Juan comes from DJ royalty–his father being the legendary DJ Dynamite Red and his brother DJ Louie Lou. Juan made a name for himself as a DJ, producer, songwriter and vocalist. After losing all his recording equipment during Hurricane Katrina, Juan soon bounced back and started recording tracks for Big Freedia. He spends his free time creating beats and rapping with Flash and Skip in their new music group Mile-Hi.
Original Shake Team member "Stephie The B,", or "Steph" for short, parted ways with Team Freedia in season 2. With some help, and pressure, from her best friend Tootie, Steph finds herself back on Team Freedia in season 5. Now she needs to step up her game and prove to everyone that she truly has what it takes to get the crowd bouncing along with her booty.
As the newest member of Team Freedia, Reid Martin hits the ground running. Using his past experience as a manager for the Soul Rebels, Reid brings new energy and excitement to the team as he chases down new and innovative opportunities to expand the Big Freedia brand. His easy-going, hard-working attitude is a great fit for the team, but he still has to win over Melvin.
Producer, Director, Choreographer Wilberto Lucci burst onto the scene in Season 2. Bringing A-list credits like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Kanye West, and Pharrell, the creative director faces new challenges this season as he creates a new live show for the Queen Diva's upcoming album. Though his avant-garde choices and no "BS" approach still rattles feathers, he continues to make a dramatic impact to Freedia's stage show and visual brand.