We deeply regret having to report that the younger brother of ‘bounce artist’ Big Freedia was shot and killed last night in New Orleans, Louisiana.
We remember Adam Ross [who Freedia refers to as “twelve”] from her hit television series on FUSE, “Big Freedia Bounces Back”. He appeared alongside Freedia and her younger sister on an episode dedicated to their mother Vera, who passed away after a battle with cancer.
According to NOLA.com:
“Ross was shot near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Magnolia Street. NOPD said officers found the man, now identified as Ross, unresponsive on the sidewalk at 9:55pm Wednesday. He had been shot once in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Freedia confirmed the news via social media in a series of posts:
“My heart is so heavy right now! They took my baby brother from me I can’t get ready for this. Now he is in heaven with my Mama lord give me strength!! Yall pray for me and my family!”
“Up can’t sleep my lil brother really gone they took him from us please pinch me so I can wake up from this dream missing him like crazy my only blood brother! twelveforever God give me strength”
Over a year ago, Toya Wright’s brothers were gunned down in the streets of New Orleans as well.
Let’s keep Freedia and her family in our prayers!