LSU Basketball Star Flau’jae Johnson Mocks 9/11 In New Rap Song

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LSU basketball player Flau’jae Johnson mocked 9/11 and the Twin Towers being attacked in a now-deleted video.

The talented Tigers basketball player released a new rap song, and there’s one specific line that is proving to be a huge problem. Johnson appeared to mock 9/11 and the Twin Towers being attacked by scumbag terrorists during a play on words.

“In this 911 blowing smoke just like them towers,” Johnson rapped in the now-deleted rap video. The reference to a 911 is about a car but the part about “them towers” is a clear reference to the Twin Towers being attacked and thousands dying on 9/11.

While she deleted the entire rap video, you can see her sing the line in question below.

An LSU official told me late Tuesday night, “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.”

Flau’jae Johnson deletes rap video after referencing the Twin Towers and 9/11.

It’s worth noting the LSU star wasn’t even alive when 9/11 happened. In fact, she wouldn’t be born for a couple more years.

She clearly has no idea the gravity of the situation. Nineteen hijackers killed thousands of Americans on that horrific morning nearly 22 years ago.

I remember it like it was yesterday, and I was just a kid. The carnage, death and evil was unspeakable. Now, take a moment to stop and think about those who lost loved ones but feel hearing Flau’jae Johnson compare it to driving in a car.

Imagine your dad being an NYC firefighter who went to work one day thinking it was just another morning and then never returning.

Flau’jae Johnson deletes video where she mocked 9/11 and the Twin Towers being attacked. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

What about all the men who went to defend freedom during the Global War on Terrorism? I know a lot of men who left for war one person and came back changed forever. That all ties back to 9/11. Does the PTSD and all the killing those heroes experienced come off as funny to Flau’jae Johnson.

There are men who killed countless people, lost friends, lost dogs and struggled with the aftermath in ways most people reading this can’t ever understand. The average American at least understands the severity of the situation.

Flau’jae Johnson apparently thinks it’s funny enough to throw in a rap song.

This can be a teachable moment.

While it’d be easy for me to just sit here and crush Flau’jae Johnson for making a very dumb decision, that won’t actually fix anything in the long run.

Johnson is a teenager who clearly doesn’t understand history or the sacrifice of those who lost everything. Instead of just destroying her for being a moron, there’s a much better outcome here that helps everyone, and it’s something the LSU statement actually references.

Flau’jae Johnson deletes rap video referencing 9/11. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Seeing the LSU basketball star grow and learn from this would be great. If LSU knows what it’s doing (remains to be seen), Flau’jae Johnson will meet with some families from 9/11 and meet with veterans who looked the enemy in the eyes and didn’t blink.

It’s unlikely Johnson has malice in her heart. She’s just ignorant of the history of her own country. The LSU basketball player clearly doesn’t know there’s heroes among us who avenged the murders that were carried out on September 11, 2001. There’s without a doubt many in Baton Rouge who would love to share their experiences.

If LSU can’t find anyone, they can reach out to me and I’ll happily put them in contact with people who killed and lost a lot of friends after 9/11. It’s better for Flau’jae Johnson to grow and learn about those we lost and those who fought back than to just condemn her.

Flau’jae Johnson rapped about the Twin Towers in a now-deleted video. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

She made an indefensible decision with her lyrics, but there’s still a path for her to come out of this situation with a lot more knowledge than she entered. At the end of the day, that’s the best outcome.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.


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    • I’d say there’s a difference between being upset about mocking the most significant world event of the 21st century, given the consequences of the aftermath and response to it, and wanting to cancel someone because they know that there are two sexes and they can never be changed. So no, he’s not ‘just like the left’. There’s a grand canyon between the two.

  1. It would appear that LSU Womens BB is now a case of “inmates running the asylum”. Coach Mulkey has been reduced to “driving the team bus” …. Angel Reese “doin’ her thang” has taken over the program as a model for her teammates. …. ably assisted by a sycophant national sports media. …… Somewhere Pat Summitt weeps …

  2. I agree, this is faux outrage. It’s distasteful but so what? I’ve made 9/11 jokes before and so has Pete Davidson who lost his dad in 9/11. Laughter is healing. In this case, all she did was use a simile. Wasn’t like it was a diss track.

    On another note, don’t we already have enough rappers? Seems like an oversaturated market. Can’t people just take up a hobby like windsurfing or create a product/business/service? Much better things to do with your time other than spit out repackaged bars.

    • Blame her parents for not instilling any morals or values into her. If she doesn’t understand the gravity of something that occurred just a few years before her birth, which the overwhelming majority of the planet’s population remembers (compared to something like Pearl Harbor, which seems to only be remembered to those with an affinity for history), I’d say she was never taught soem important civics lessons. Come to think of it we can blame the school system, too, for allowing this kind of ignorance.

      • True. Just reminds me of the time several years back where Rick Ross said “drop molly in her champagne, she’dn’t even know it” (U.E.N.E.O. track) and every idiot was outraged… Like bro, rap/hip hop has always been largely misogynistic, homophobic, violent, and racist, but now people are mad?? You can rap about killing people but a date rape line is a bridge too far??

        But, trust, there’s a lot of blame to go around. I’m gonna give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she had a shitty education, therefore knows nothing about history/civics. This isn’t a Mensa member.

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