Katey Red

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

  • Name: Katey Red
  • Born: March 17, 1983
  • From: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Contribution/Impact: The first transgender rappers in bounce music and is credited with creating the sissy bounce genre. 
  • Occupation: Musician/Rapper
  • Known For: “Where Da Melph At”, “Punk Under Pressure”, “Titty Bop”
  • Awards: In 2000, Red received the Best Emerging Rap/Hip-Hop Band or Performer at Offbeat magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards. 
  • Interesting Facts: Red married in 2017, her musical collaborator and friend Big Freedia was maid of honor.

Katey Red (born March 17, 1983) is a bounce artist and M.C. from New Orleans. Red is most known for being one of the first transgender rappers in bounce music and is credited with creating the sissy bounce genre. Red was born in the Melpomene Projects. She attended Walter L. Cohen High School and was part of the school’s marching band. Considered the first openly gay bounce artist, Red developed a unique style of bounce, which is often referred to as sissy bounce. Her style is high energy, often employing call and response. She frequently performs and collaborates with other bounce artists, including Big Freedia, Sissy NobbyVockah Redu, and Cheeky Blakk. 


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