Meet Flau’jae, ‘AGT All-Stars’ Athletic Rap Star
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Flau’jae Johnson graced America’s Got Talent as a teenage girl who intends to follow the footsteps of her late father. When she rapped her original song “Guns Down,” no hearts weren’t touched after her performance. Today, she’s coming back onstage through AGT All-Stars, let’s get to know her more.
Flau’jae Seeks to Continue Her Dad’s Legacy
With her distinct vocals and natural grooves, it comes no surprise that Flau’jae’s rapping talent runs in her genes. Her father Jason, also known as rap artist Camoflauge, has been popular in the rap scene in the streets of Georgia back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. However, an early tragedy prevented Flau’jae and Jason from becoming a rap duo.
Six months before she was born, gun violence put an end to Camoflauge’s life. Such devastating circumstance happened days ahead of the set date for his record deal signing. Flau’jae began learning about her father’s music career when she was in elementary school, hearing stories from her mother and family friends. This led her to develop a love for rapping, consequently bringing this talent to AGT in 2018.
She received a Golden Buzzer from guest judge Chris Hardwick during the Judge Cuts, but her journey was cut short as she was eliminated in the Quarterfinals. Be that as it may, Flau’jae has become an inspiration for the young kids of Savannah, Georgia.
She’s A High-Earning Student-Athlete
While many recognize Flau’jae the rapper because of AGT, this Georgia native is actually a two-way star. For those who may not know, Flau’jae is also a basketball player committed to Louisiana State University.
“I used to play with the boys and I used to beat them and they couldn’t beat me,” she said. “They were mad. That’s when I knew that I was a little bit above average.”
Flau’jae finished her high school as an all-time leading scorer. She has played in the McDonald’s All-American Game and the SLAM Summer Classic at Rucker Park. In addition, she played in the Jordan Brand Classic and was hailed as the MVP. Flau’jae is also the only female player invited to the Iverson Classic.
In terms of endorsement, things are also getting big for the student athlete. Apparently, she’s the latest addition to the PUMA Hoops roster, landing a high-paying sneaker endorsement deal.
She Returns for AGT All-Stars
As she becomes one of the sought-after college athletes in the country, some coaches regard her music passion as a potential distraction. However, even during high school, Flau’jae and her mother have decided that she must learn how to balance the two.
Evidently, she’s not giving up rapping at any moment. Four years after she joined AGT season 13, Flau’jae is set to show off her vocal skills once more in AGT All-Stars. To witness her journey in the spin-off series, be sure to tune into NBC on Monday February 6.