It's been an interesting few months for LSU women's basketball player Flau'jae Johnson. First she won a National Championship in her freshman season. Then her fledgling music career got a massive boost thanks to collabs with Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled. However, it wasn't all positive. She was forced to apologize after right-wing media outlets objected to a 9/11 reference in one of her recent songs.
Meanwhile, J. Cole has been making some sports history of his own. The North Carolina rapper was recently credited with helping Caleb Martin find a place on the Miami Heat. The Heat now find themselves in the NBA Finals, and Martin has explicitly thanked Cole for his help. Now, Johnson has named Cole as the artist she most wants to collab with.
Flau'jae Johnson X Cole?
Speaking with TMZ earlier this week, Johnson laid out her dream collab. "J. Cole, that's my dream!" Johnson told the outlet. "He ain't reach out yet," she added, "but it should be coming soon." In the meantime, Johnson has recently released a teaser of an upcoming collaboration with 2Rare. She also spoke about balancing rap with basketball under strict head coach Kim Mulkey. "Coach don't play," Johnson said. "So I gotta stay tight." For his part, Cole is coming off a hugely successful collab with Lil Durk. "All My Life" debuted at #2 and currently sits at #7 in the charts. Furthermore, it has been streamed over 53 million times.
Johnson is a crucial part of LSU's plans to run it back as national champions during the 2023/24 season. Alongside returning stars like Johnson and Angel Reese, LSU has added a wealth of talent. They brought in Hailey Van Lith and Aneesah Morrow via the transfer portal. Furthermore, the team welcomes two top-10 freshmen to Baton Rogue in the fall. With many expecting LSU to return to the title game, maybe Johnson will be asked to create something of a team anthem in the coming months.