New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia won't be twerking on a stage near you in the immediate future.
Freedia, whose government name is Freddie Ross Jr., faces 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on Aug. 11 for repeatedly failing drug tests while on probation for stealing section vouchers.
U.S. District Judge Lance Africk ruled Wednesday that Freedia must live in a halfway house and be subjected to random drug testing until he is sentenced.
The transsexual hip hop artist pleaded guilty in March to felony theft of $35,000 worth of section 8 vouchers.
Big Freedia tested positive for marijuana in April and May, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office, then tested positive for marijuana and methamphetamines on June 21. Africk found that Big Freedia compounded her problems with evasive statements to federal probation officers and the judge.
In the wake of Wednesday’s ruling, Big Freedia must live at a halfway house, can leave it only with the prior permission of a probation officer and must undergo “further substance abuse evaluation,” court records state.
The “Queen of Bounce” will also be prohibited from touring or performing at shows without approval from the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services. Source