Controversy just seems to be following the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship team.
After Louisiana State University apologized for lyrics one of the team’s players recited in a recent song, Flaujae Johnson has taken to social media to issue her own apology.
The Shade Room posted a video of the apology Johnson issued after she spewed controversial lyrics that referenced the 9/11 tragedy that took thousands of lives on Sep. 11, 2001. In a now-deleted video for her own remix of “Put It On Da Floor” by recording artist Latto, she said, “In this 911 blowing smoke just like them towers.” It was a play on words as she insinuated that she was smoking weed in the classic Porsche.
“Y’all probably heard the lyrics in the song that I made and I just wanted to come on here and let y’all know by no means would I ever intentionally try to disrespect or offend anyone. “My whole goal in music is to push positivity and spread love. So, in no way, shape or form would I intentionally try to disrespect or offend anyone. I’m definitely going to learn from this moving forward and I just thank y’all for y’all continued support.”
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After the original video was posted, LSU, according to Fox News, issued a statement referring to the clip that was eventually taken down from her social media page. “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.”
She will be joining her basketball team when they visit the White House on May 26. Earlier this week, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden said the White House will host the winner of the NCAA Woman’s Basketball Championship, the Louisiana State University Tigers, as well as the men’s NCAA Basketball Championship winners, the University of Connecticut Huskies.
Last month, it was announced that the intersection at Abercorn St. and W. Montgomery crossroad will soon bear Johnson’s name. The recognition of the freshman LUS player is due to her helping LSU win the national championship title, as well as her humanitarian efforts within her community, and as “one of the nation’s youngest female hip-hop and athletic ambassadors,” according to a house resolution. She was also honored with being named the 2023 SEC Freshman of the Year.
Flaujae Johnson Apologizes for Controversial 9/11 Lyrics