Flau’jae Johnson recently opened up to Uproxx about winning LSU’s inaugural NCAA Division I basketball championship in April and celebrating that victory while his song, “Big 4,” filled the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Au Texas.
“To be recognized for my music as well as my basketball at the highest level, it was a breathtaking moment for me,” Johnson said. “My two lives intersected as I wanted. It was an incredible feeling. It felt like a movie.
Lil Wayne was among those impressed with Johnson. NLE Choppa featured Johnson and LSU teammate Angel Reese in his star-studded “Champions” video just a few weeks ago. But Latto and Cardi B’s “Put It On Da Floor Again” video is the one that got away.
Johnson joined The Baller Alert show for her June 10 episode and was asked about 28 minutes why she wasn’t in the video alongside Reese.
“Angel, she loves making videos,” Johnson said. ” She is a pretty girl. Do you know what I’m saying? Like, that’s his thing. …So, Latto, she hit me on this, like, the day before.
Johnson explained that she told Latto she was in Los Angeles but could still “make it happen,” which caused confusion when the video was released without her involvement.
“His people never hit mine,” she continued. “But I saw – she asked Angel a week before. Do you feel me? I was like, OK, maybe she really doesn’t want me in the video, for real, but she did had to ask me because we had some kind of relationship before, and she put Angel in. But I was like, I really didn’t care because Angel was in, and it was a great moment for women’s basketball .
Still, Johnson can’t help but wonder “why don’t you put me in it?” It makes sense.
Watch the full Johnson The Baller Alert show episode above.
NLE Choppa is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.