Lil Wayne Plans To Collaborate w/ LSU Star Flau’jae Johnson Following Her National Championship Win
Flau’jae Johnson is at the top of her game right now, literally.
The Louisiana State University freshman guard won her first national championship with her team on Sunday (Apr. 2), and she’s now in talks to collaborate on music with rapper Lil Wayne.
During a recent interview, Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Michael Carter) shared,
“We spoke and we’re about to connect musically soon, so be looking out for that.”
The rapper also gave props to the head coach of LSU’s women’s basketball team, Kim Mulkey.
“And shoutout to Ms. Kim too. Ms. Kim told me, she was like, ‘you must do something with my girl Flau’jae.’ I was like ‘say less.’”
Imagine Winning A National Championship Your FRESHMAN Year! Then Getting A Lil Wayne Feature Right After ??!?? What is life ? pic.twitter.com/38TinB05Ja
— Flaujae 4?? (@Flaujae) April 4, 2023
Flau’jae Johnson and her team made headlines after their 102-85 win over The University of Iowa on Sunday, a match-up that made history as the most-viewed NCAA women’s basketball game, amassing up to 9.9 million viewers.
Flau’jae Johnson was a four-star prospect in high school and Kim Mulkey‘s first McDonald’s All-American to sign with the Lady Tigers. According to reports, she has started each game since joining the LSU squad and has a game average of 11 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 steals. The Georgia native helped the Tigers to a 34-2 record in Mulkey‘s second season, blending in well with players including Alexis Morris and Angel Reese.
Following LSU’s first-ever NCAA national championship victory, First Lady Jill Biden found herself in the hot seat after suggesting Iowa’s women’s basketball team join the winners at the White House, despite their loss.
Vanessa Valdivia, the First Lady’s press secretary, has since provided clarification on the remarks. She said,
“Her comments in Colorado were intended to applaud the historic game and all women athletes. She looks forward to celebrating the LSU Tigers on their championship win at the White House.”
“The First Lady loved watching the NCAA women’s basketball championship game alongside young student athletes and admires how far women have advanced in sports since the passing of Title IX.”
Commonly, championship winners get an invite to the White House to celebrate their win and season. But on Monday (Apr. 4), Jill Biden made headlines when she shared plans to ask her husband — President Joe Biden — if Iowa could tag along as well.
Jill Biden reportedly said,
“I know we’ll have the champions come to the White House; we always do. So, we’ll have LSU come.”
“But, you know, I’m going to tell Joe, I think Iowa should come too, because they played such a good game. Right? So winners and losers, that’s sportsmanship!”
First lady Dr. Jill Biden says she wants the LSU women’s basketball team to come to the White House — but her suggestion that Iowa’s team, which lost the NCAA championship, should also get an invite is getting mixed reactions. pic.twitter.com/OoU80QLzWf
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) April 4, 2023
Several people took offense to Biden‘s proposed plan, including LSU star athlete Angel Reese. The women’s NCAA tournament Most Outstanding Player took to Twitter to slam the idea of a double invitation, calling it
And let’s just say, it appears the First Lady got the message loud and clear.
As for Johnson, she is presently listed as the fourth-highest valued women’s college basketball player at $669,000 per year thanks to her name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals.
While she’s charting her own path on the basketball court, Johnson is following in her father’s footsteps as far as her rap career goes. She is the daughter of Jason Johnson, also known by his rap pseudonym Camoflauge, who was shot a little over five months before she was born.
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