- Flau’jae Johnson got the world’s attention following the LSU Tigers' win at the NCAA championship.
- Flau’jae’s parents played a huge part in her rise to fame.
- The truth about what happened to Flau’jae’s dad is tragic.
2023 was one helluva year for LSU basketball player Flau’jae Johnson. Following her team’s monumental NCAA win, our good sis has been booked and busy.
From partnerships with brands like Amazon to her budding rap career, Flau’jae is slowly but surely becoming a household name.
However, the athlete is no stranger to the spotlight. In 2017, she starred in the reality TV competition series, The Rap Game. The following year, she was on America’s Got Talent.
And her parents have played a pretty big part in her rise to fame. While her dad is a popular, now-deceased rapper, her mom is her manager.
Flau’jae Johnson’s parents might look familiar — here’s why.
Anytime you see Flau’jae, know that her momager isn’t too far away.
The three, along with Flau’jae’s other siblings, have a pretty tight-knit relationship.
Sadly, Flau’jae didn’t get an opportunity to have that connection with her dad.
Here’s the tragic truth about what happened to Flau’jae Johnson’s dad, rapper Camoflauge.
Camouflage, who hailed from Savannah, Georgia, was a rapper best known for his single, “Cut Friends”, but in his city, he was a hometown hero.
He was gunned down by a shooter in 2003, only months before Flau’jae was born. The case was never solved.
According to Kia, her daughter’s passion for music was inspired by the rapper's career.
While she didn’t always want Flau’jae to follow in his footsteps, Kia eventually came around. “I didn't always encourage it because I was afraid of the rap industry and that it was a reason for his demise,” she said in a 2022 interview with The List.
“Every year, we would have a party for [Camoflauge]. We all have a party every year and play his music and have some type of birthday for him to celebrate his life and what he did,” she continued. “And one day, she said she wanted to perform [at the party], and I let her.”
Kia added: “After that, we put it on YouTube, and people were calling [and asking,] ‘Does she do birthday parties? Does she do this?’ I'm like, ‘Oh, I guess she does. Yes, she does.’”
Despite Flau’jae and her mom’s tragic loss, they're out here thriving and we really love to see it!