August Alsina gave the world a lot to unpack recently when he revealed that he and Jada Pinkett Smith had a relationship…with husband Will Smith’s blessing.
According to reports, reps for Pinkett Smith said Alsina’s claims are “absolutely not true.”
However, Alsina discussed the alleged affair in an interview with The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee.
“I actually sat down with Will (Smith) and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership … he gave me his blessing.”
The 27-year old was introduced to Pinkett Smith, 48, in 2015 by her son Jaden.
Alsina said he and Jada became very close. He even went on vacation with the Smith family in Hawaii in 2016 and they attended the 2017 BET Awards together.
Keeping It Real?
Alsina also claims he fell in love with Pinkett Smith.
“I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it – so much so to the point that I can die right now and be OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody,” he said.
“And I really loved a person, I experienced that and I know what that feels like – and some people never get that in this lifetime. I know that I am completely blessed and this conversation is difficult because it is so much, that it would be hard for people to understand but, once it starts to affect me and my livelihood, I have to speak up about my truth.”
It is not clear when their alleged affair ended, however, Alsina described Pinkett Smith as “God’s Divinity” on her 47th birthday.
The interview is for Alsina’s new YouTube documentary StateofEMERGEncy: The Rise of August Alsina. It is promoting his new album The Product III:stateofEMERGEncy.
Moment of Truth
During the interview, Yee questioned, “Is it disappointing that she (Pinkett Smith) never addressed it to you, because like you said, you lost out on opportunities?”
“I really can’t even get into the thought of that because I am only responsible for myself, right,” Alsina replied. “And I am only responsible for, you know, what I do. When I am repressing and suppressing things and it starts to affect me, I have to address it. I just always stay solid because I never want to be the person to start confusion.”
In the past, there has been speculation that Alsina’s 2009 song “Nunya” was about Pinkett Smith.
With lines like: “Why is you textin me / Asking who next to me / Why you care about who having sex with me / Now you all on my line, why you pressing me?”
Many believed, Pinkett Smith was who he was referencing.
“Contrary to what people may believe, I am not a troublemaker,” said Alsina. “I don’t like drama. Drama actually makes me nauseous.
“And I also don’t think that it is ever important for people to know what I do, who I sleep with, who I date … but in this instance it is very different because as I said, there are so many people that are side-eyeing me, looking at me questionable (sic).
“I have lost money, friendships, relationships behind it and I think it is because people don’t necessarily know the truth. But I have never done anything wrong.”
However, Alsina left some room for reconciliation.
“I love those people literally like my family. I don’t have a bad thing to say about them. They are beautiful people.”