LSU Basketball Star Flau’jae Johnson Deletes Rap Video Over Ill-Advised 9/11 Reference

LSU basketball player Flau'jae Johnson

Getty Image

Casual basketball fans could be forgiven for not being intimately familiar with LSU’s women’s team at the start of the most recent season, but they became impossible to ignore over the course of a run that ended with the Tigers dispatching Kaitlin Clark and Iowa with ease in the NCAA Tournament title game.

I don’t think it’s a stretch to suggest Angel Reese emerged as the undisputed star of that championship team, as the forward (who Shaq boldly asserted was the best athlete LSU has ever produced) has secured some envy-inducing NIL deals and earned a spot in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

However, she was far from the only person who served as a valuable contributor over the course of the season.

There was also Flau’jae Johnson, the guard who has followed in the footsteps of her father Camoflauge, the Georgia rapper who was shot and killed in 2003 at the age of 21.

Johnson—who repeatedly showed off her ability to spit during some absolutely electric postgame celebrations in the locker room—was a contestant on The Rap Game and America’s Got Talent before taking her basketball talents to LSU to kick off her freshman season in 2022.

Johnson (who has inked a record deal with Roc Nation) recently dropped a new track over Latto’s “Put It On Da Floor” where she boasted about LSU’s recent acquisition of former Lousiville star Hailey Van Lith.

While she posted that video to her social media accounts, it quickly disappeared after she caught some heat for a line where she said “In this 911/Blowing smoke just like them towers,” a nod to lighting up in a Porsche that was also an ill-advised reference to the 9/11 attacks.

According to Fox News, an LSU spokesperson released a statement to address the minor controversy that ensued when the lyrics started to make the rounds online, saying:

“We spoke with Flau’jae this evening, and while she never intended to offend or upset anyone with her lyrics, she expressed sincere remorse for any possibility of a misunderstanding and immediately took the video down.

We will learn and grow from this experience together.”

It’s hard to get too bent out of shape over this, but props to Johnson for realizing she made a mistake and doing what she could to address it.

Connor O'Toole avatar
Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.