Simon Cowell may not know a lot about rap music, but he does know a talent when he sees one.
The America’s Got Talent judge, 48, showed his full support behind 14-year-old rapper Flau’jae from Savannah, Georgia during Monday’s premiere after she wowed not only him and fellow panelists Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B but the entire audience with her audition.
“I’m a rapper, I rap. My father, he was a rapper. He died before I was born so he couldn’t fulfill his dream but that’s what I’m here to do,” Flau’jae told the crowd before her performance of the original song titled, “Guns Down.”
The teenager’s father, Camouflage, who was also an aspiring rapper, died at age 20 after he was shot in what Flau’jae described as a “rivalry.”
“When I listened to my father’s music, it inspired me to make my own,” the young girl said. “Tonight I have my father behind me, I’m ready to take over the world.”
Many of the lyrics in Flau’jae’s composition moved viewers and audiences as she said, “If he would’ve been put that gun down/ Then he would’ve been here right now/ Everybody put your guns down.”
And Flau’jae received a roaring standing ovation from the crowd as well as Cowell, Mandel, Klum and Mel B.
SOURCE: KAREN MIZOGUCHI