Meet the LSU March Madness star signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation! Flau’jae Johnson faces Iowa in a HUGE March Madness game but off the court, she’s a rapper who is the daughter of murdered hip-hop star Camoflauge

  • Johnson has balanced a successful rap career with playing for the Tigers
  • She appeared on season 13 of ‘America’s Got Talent’ in 2018 at the age of 14
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LSU women’s basketball star Flau’jae Johnson isn’t just an accomplished basketball player. The Tigers’ sophomore is also an accomplished rapper and has signed a recording contract with Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation.

Johnson scored 24 points in LSU’s Sweet 16 win over UCLA, and she will play possibly the toughest defensive assignment in college basketball on Monday night.

The guard will face Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, who broke the NCAA’s overall scoring record last month, as the Tigers and Hawkeyes meet in a rematch of last season’s national championship, with a spot in the Final Four on the line .

Before Johnson found fame in the basketball world, she found fame in rap, as she is the daughter of murdered hip-hop star Camoflauge.

Camoflauge was murdered in May 2003 while Johnson’s mother was pregnant with her. Listening to Camoflauge’s songs is one of the ways Johnson has said she feels connected to her father, whom she never met.

Johnson is an integral part of the LSU women’s basketball team and is a talented rapper

Jay-Z's record label, Roc Nation, signed Johnson and has opened doors for her in music

Jay-Z’s record label, Roc Nation, signed Johnson and opened doors for her in music

Johnson’s talents on the mic were first seen by a mainstream audience in 2018, when she auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” at age 14 and performed an original song about her background and the murder of Camoflauge.

AGT judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell, as well as audience members, gave Johnson a standing ovation after her original audition.

Cowell noted that Johnson’s audition was his favorite of season 13 by “a clear mile,” with the now LSU star advancing to the quarterfinals.

Johnson’s basketball career blossomed after her first appearance on AGT, and she was ranked as the No. 26 player in the country in the Class of 2022, becoming the first All-American recruited to LSU by Kim Mulkey.

Johnson returned to 'America's Got Talent' in 2023 as part of the show's All-Star special

Johnson returned to ‘America’s Got Talent’ in 2023 as part of the show’s All-Star special

Johnson’s performance on AGT last year with a sample of the Fugees’ “Ready or Not” also drew a standing ovation from the audience and judges.

Before Johnson returned to “America’s Got Talent: All-Stars” last year, her mother, Kia Brooks, who calls herself the “NIL Momager,” said she wasn’t nervous about watching her daughter perform.

“I created a beast,” Brooks told Mandel.

Johnson likely wouldn’t move to the WNBA until 2026, which would give her two more years to pursue more national championships at LSU and continue her rap career in Baton Rouge.