Rapper Flau’jae paid an incredible tribute to her father who was also a rapper during her America’s Got Talent audition. He passed away before she was born and never got to fulfill his dream. She was determined to make it big on ‘AGT’ and honor his memory while raising awareness about the dangers of gun violence. Check out her season 13 audition below.
Flau’jae Delivered An Emotional Original Rap About Gun Violence On ‘AGT’
Flau’jae performed an original rap called “Guns Down.” It was an emotional and very real portrayal of how gun violence affects the lives of so many all over the world. It also depicted the struggles she faced growing up without a father. The judges gave her a standing ovation after sharing something so personal. Flau’jae broke down in tears after her performance. “You are so on point and so honest and you’re only 14. I love you” Mel B said. “Even though I don’t know a lot about rap music, I do know talent. And right now I believe we are witnessing the start of somebody’s career big time” Simon Cowell said. “This has been my favorite audition by a clear mile today.” Heidi Klum applauded Flau’jae for choosing to share a song about gun violence because so many kids are listening. Howie Mandel also praised her for sharing such an impactful song.
She received for yes’s and was sent into the next round. In Judge Cuts, she performed another original rap called “I Can’t Lose” a song about her life and her journey to get to ‘AGT.’ Flau’jae once again told the story of her father Camouflage who was two days from signing a deal with Universal Records before he was murdered. “He had dreams and things that he wanted to do, so I’m going to do it for him,” she said. Guest judge Chris Hardwick praised her for her “authenticity and honesty” before hitting his Golden Buzzer. This brought out more tears and everyone was up on their feet. Flau’jae was later eliminated in the Quarterfinals.
Where Is Flau’jae Now?
Flau’jae continues her activism on ending gun violence in her community after being on ‘AGT.’ The rapper now has 592,000 followers on Instagram along with 106,000 subscribers on YouTube. Most recently she posted her original song called “Chosen 1.”
Flau’jae is also a huge basketball star in the making and posts some of her highlights on Instagram. The basketball and rap superstar plays for the AAU team FBC BounceNation 21. “When I am rapping I have all the confidence in the world. That translates to basketball” she said in an interview. “When I am playing someone that everybody says is ranked, my confidence from rapping overflows in me while on the court.”
She has also been a voice in the Black Lives Matter movement after the death of George Floyd. She posted several pictures attending protests with some of her friends.
For Flau’jae, life after America’s Got Talent has been filled with great promise. She definitely has both a great rap career and a basketball career ahead of her.