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Long live the queen: bounce's intergalactic queen diva Big Freedia will star in her own reality TV series on the Fuse network this fall.

Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce explores the underground world of the New Orleans hip hop scene known as Bounce. The series focuses on local hero and outrageous personality Big Freedia and fellow artists Mr. Ghetto, Sissy Nobby and others as they struggle to take their music to the next level of success.

The series (slotted for an eight-episode order) premieres Wednesday, September 18. Fuse also picked up shows featuring the Insane Clown Posse and G-Fella, an Italian-American rapper.

In January, Pitchfork followed Freedia for a half-hour documentary about the performer's life in New Orleans, interior design, relationships, bounce artistry and violence:

(via Allison Good)