“People Gonna Discredit Me”: Flau’Jae Johnson Flaunts Rapping Career After Trashing UCLA in March Madness

Published 03/30/2024, 3:49 PM EDT

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Thrilling performances are on exhibit as March Madness comes to Albany, New York, and Portland, Oregon. Amidst the prominent figures participating in this weekend’s Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games, special attention is directed towards Flau’jae Johnson, the explosive guard from LSU who has been creating waves with her extraordinary abilities and strong willpower. But what distinguishes Johnson from her colleagues? Why is she the unstoppable force guiding LSU toward success? Which she achieved, aside from building on the popularity of her hit song “Big 4,” which almost crossed the one-million stream mark.

Flau’jae Johnson turning into the icon of career balancing

The rise to prominence of basketball player Flau’jae Johnson is well deserved. Johnson’s career has been distinguished by her creativity and persistence in her off-court pursuit. In the Round of 32 matchup with Creighton, where she masterminded an exciting triumph that advanced her team to the Sweet 16. Today in the match-off against UCLA Bruins 78-69 to advance to the Elite Eight. Flau’jae scored 24 points and 12 rebounds, sharing laudits with LSU standout Angel Reese.


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With LSU continuing its March Madness adventure, Flau’jae Johnson is the center of attention and continues to prove that she is one of the best collegiate basketball prospects with every win. But despite all of the admiration, Johnson stays humble, in her post-win statement, she told the reporter, “I’ve been focused, I’ve been to the gym everyday cause I know people gonna discredit me,” shared by @somedubvids on X


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With her unmatched quickness and accurate shooting, Johnson has become one of the LSU Tigers’ most important players. However, her self-defense after the big win acts as a constant reminder of the difficulties she has faced and will still face as she pursues greatness.

Basketball sensation’s rapping career story

Hip-hop legends Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri gave Georgia native Flau’jae Johnson approval after she made an appearance on season three of ‘The Rap Game’ at the young age of thirteen. Johnson has steadily made her name in the entertainment industry ever since. On season 13 of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ Johnson debuted her rapping career at the age of 14, showing off her talent. She made it to the judge’s cut round with a moving performance of her original song ‘Guns Down,’ which was written in memory of her late father, rapper Jason Johnson, who tragically lost his life to gun violence. Though, the LSU guard lost out on the chance to be the star of a Las Vegas show despite giving an enthralling performance; she had to withdraw before the semifinals.


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Since releasing her first single in 2020, she has over a dozen songs to her credit. Her most recent release, “AMF,” is predicted to be a big hit. Balancing the highs and lows with her energy, Johnson’s reputation keeps growing. She’s on the verge of even bigger things, with the support of well-known rap artists like the legendary Lil Wayne. One thing is certain as she makes her way through the changing world of music and entertainment; while basketball goals remain a priority: a win-win for Flau’jae Johnson.


Written by:

Divya Purohit


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Divya Purohit is a senior Olympics Sports writer for EssentiallySports. She majorly covers gymnastics, alpine skiing, and horse racing. While bringing the detailed stats of gymnastics to the American readers, she covered two prominent events - the 2023 Xfinity Gymnastics Championships, and the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
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Bilal Handoo