A brave and talented young girl left America’s Got Talent‘s judges stunned with a powerful tribute to her father.
Flau’jae delivered a powerful rap song she wrote in tribute to her deceased father.
The 14-year-old is the daughter of Camoflauge, a rapper who was shot and killed aged 21 outside his recording studio in Savannah, Georgia.
His death in 2003 came before Flau’jae was born.
She’s Found Her Father’s Passion For Rap
Over the years, the teenager has found her own passion for rap. She’s even been coached by some of her father’s friends.
‘Before I was born, my father, he was a rapper. He died before I was born so he couldn’t fulfill his dream. So that’s what I’m here to do,’ Flau’jae told the judges in the premiere episode of the show’s 13th season.
Delivering her lyrics with a powerful mix of strength and emotion, she opened her rap song with the words: ‘If you would have put that gun down, then he would have been here right now.’
‘Do you know what it’s like to not have a father? No one to talk to when you get mad at your mama?’ she continued.
‘I know you ain’t gonna pick up the phone, I still call you. The reason that it hurts so bad—I never saw you.’
No One Has Been Charged With Her Dad’s Death
Flau’jae’s father Camoflauge, whose real name was Jason Johnson, released four albums over the span of three years.
He had a contract with Universal Records, but was dropped after his arrest for possession of crack cocaine, The Independent wrote in an obituary.
In 2000, he was charged with murder as part a case relating to the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy, Kenneth Capers. However a grand jury did not indict him, and the rapper was released.
The year before his untimely death, Camoflauge was shot a previous time and suffered minor injuries.
No one has ever been charged in Camoflauge’s death. Some believed he was shot and killed as part of a series of local homicides that left five dead in 2003.
But some locals believe that the rapper was killed in retaliation for the death of Kenneth Capers.