A Chatham County intersection in Savannah, Georgia, will bear a different name this summer: the Flau’jae Johnson Intersection. A resolution plans to commemorate the legacy of Louisiana State University first-year student, starting two-guard and aspiring rapper Flau’jae Johnson with a name change for the intersection of Abercorn Street and West Montgomery Cross Road.
Johnson and her fellow Lady Tigers led their team to the program’s first national championship win on April 2 against the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. As the third-leading scorer, her contribution to the victory included 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
But the 19-year-old’s talents reach beyond the basketball court, where she is known for her budding music career as “one of the nation’s youngest female hip-hop and athletic ambassadors,” according to the resolution.
In the entertainment world, her musical gift has taken her to the stages of shows like Lifetime’s The Rap Game and NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Her decision to pursue music and basketball equally has made her an innovator of sorts: She’s not only SEC Freshman of the Year and one of the sport’s highest-earning female athletes, but Johnson’s also signed with JAY-Z’s music label, Roc Nation, and most recently teased a new collaboration with Lil Wayne.
Yet, the Savannah native’s strides toward success have always circled back to instilling positive change within her community.
“I’ve watched her give back into her community from every element of going to talk to kids in schools when she was in school. I’ve watched her run the Keep Savannah Beautiful campaign. I’ve watched her giving to the Frank Callen Boys Club,” State Rep. Carl Gilliard, D-Savannah, who sponsored the resolution, said, WTOC reported.
From sharing positive messages through her rap lyrics and contributing to her community, “It is abundantly fitting and proper that this remarkable and distinguished Georgian be appropriately recognized by dedicating an intersection in her honor,” the resolution noted.
A ceremony celebrating the renaming of the intersection is set for later this summer.