Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Former "The Rap Game" contestant Flau'Jae Monae Johnson is scheduled to appear on season 13 of the biggest reality show out there: NBC's "America's Got Talent" for the season premiere next Tuesday, May 29 at 8 p.m.
She could win $1 million though a rapper has yet to make it that far over the previous 12 seasons. Her father - a rapper - died before she was born so she is pursuing her own rap career on his behalf.
"AGT" released a preview video of her performance on May 25, which addresses her dad directly. By May 29, it had been seen already more than 200,000 times with the issue of gun-related violence so hot right now.
Flau'Jae appeared in 2016 for season three of Jermaine Dupri's hit Lifetime reality competition show, which is currently shooting season five. She didn't win. But based on her "AGT" performance, Dupri's training certainly benefited her.
Flau’Jae, who lived part of her life in Savannah but moved to Kennesaw, isn't currently available for interviews but in 2016, she said "The Rap Game" was more difficult than she expected. “I thought it would be a piece of cake on TV,” she said at the time. “It’s ten times harder. It makes you want to work. You have to have a good personality and good attitude.”
She described her rap style at the time as “hard core, fun and relatable.”
A basketball player, she was already 5 foot 6 at age 12 in 2016. She is probably far taller now.