Fans are going crazy after August Alsina sat down with Angela Yee for an interview. During this interview, August claims that he was romantically involved with actress Jada-Pinkett Smith.
Now before I move on to the details of that interview let me remind you of what August said in the past. Love rumors between the two of them are not new to the internet. Actually these rumors have been circulating for quite some time now.
In 2019, August released a track called “Nunya”, that’s when all the speculation of the affair really started. Do you all believe in coincidences? Well, check this out. In the song Alsina says:
You got me feeling like it was an act, you’re just an actress putting on a show cause’ you dont want the world to know
Hmmm well ok then, there was the official video for that song that featured a text message from “Koren” which so happens to be Jada’s middle name. Yea the plot is starting to get thick right?
During the time this song released August denied all claims to the alleged relationship. He insisted that the song was not about her. He even wrote a message on Instagram to clear his name:
To Clarity, The Song is not about Jada. It’s simply JUST A SONG , & a free artistic expression of a made up narrative already put in place by its ORIGINAL format. Thankyou for all of your love around the music & more is to come but please know that Me & my BEST (@jadapinkettsmith )are good!!! & We will always be, 4Life!
2020 has been the year of surprises! August is singing a whole different tune and he seems to be offbeat a little. Now, let’s fast forward back to the interview he did with Angela Yee. August is now claiming that he and Jada did have a romantic affair and is only speaking up now to clear the air. If you fast forward to the 16:30 mark he says “People can have whatever ideas that they like. But what I’m not OK with is my character being in question …”.
August continues on with the interview and then he starts to talk about how he does not like drama, and how he has lost friends due to this situation.
Contrary to what some people may believe, I’m not a troublemaker. I don’t like drama. Drama actually makes me nauseous. I also don’t think that it’s ever important for people to know what I do, who I sleep with, who I date, right? But in this instance, there are so many people who are side-eyeing me … I’ve lost money, friendships, relationships behind it. And I think it’s because people don’t necessarily know the truth. But I’ve never done anything wrong. I love those people (the Smiths) … They are beautiful people.
Oh, it definitely gets better! He then goes on to say that the relationship wasn’t a secret at all and that he actually discussed it with Jada’s husband Will Smith.
I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation … He gave me his blessing,” he said. And I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her (Jada). I devoted myself to it. I gave my full self to it. So much so that I can die right now, and be OK knowing that I fully gave myself to somebody … Some people never get that in this lifetime.
Wait, did he….. yes he did! He said that Will gave him permission to have a relationship with Jada. Now for those of you who are familiar with The Smiths, they are rumored to be in an open relationship and known swingers. After he spoke about receiving permission he continued:
This conversation is difficult because [it’s] hard for people to understand. But once it starts to affect me and my livelihood, I have to speak up about my truth … Walking away from it butchered me … It almost killed me. Not almost. It did—it pushed me into being another person … It broke me down … It probably will be the hardest thing I ever had to experience in this lifetime. It’s difficult because I never want to be the person to cause confusion or step on toes, but I want to honor myself and I want to honor my authenticity. And if honoring my authenticity means you hate me, stone me, shoot me, crucify me, whatever, bury me an honest man.
This story will continue to be updated. You can watch the entire interview below.