in the 90’s.
In the video below, Real Reality Gossip Youtube channel takes a look at how the wholesome picnic transformed into a massive, uncontrolled party, with scantily clad women and more. It led to the city stepping up its efforts to push the majority-black Freaknik attendees out of Atlanta.
that gave the city a tremendous boost. The city couldn’t turn a blind eye to the violence that was growing due to the event’s burgeoning attendance.
However, for homecoming season 2021, Freaknik made its return despite the quarantine and lockdown mandates due to Covid-19. As you seen with Trina making the big announcement months ago to help promote the comeback of the event. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports this year’s lineup includes Adina Howard, Project Pat, Lil Scrappy, Ray J, Paul Wall, 95 South, DJ Unk, Field Mob, and more. In a statement, the team expressed, “it’s been a VERY TOUGH 12+ months […] Like many of you, we are INCREDIBLY excited with the progress we have made, as a country, against this pandemic, and that the world is opening back up! With this progress, we are EXCITED to Announce that the City of #Atlanta have approved outdoor events and FreakNik 2021 will happen in October of this year!”
Months before the official return of the event, Saweetie decided to pay homage to the urban legend by having her own Freaknik to celebrate her birthday.