August Alsina is getting candid about his past rumored relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith. While speaking with radio personality Angela Yee, discussing his new album The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy, the 27-year-old singer claimed he was linked to the actress, and that Will Smith gave him his blessing.
In a statement to Page Six, Pinkett Smith’s rep responded, “Absolutely not true!!”
Will also denied the claim, with a rep telling The Sun the report is “wrong.”
Rumors of a relationship between Alsina and Pinkett Smith have circulated for some time, with fans thinking Alsina’s 2019 song “Nunya” was written about the actress. However, the artist denied such claims.
“People can have whatever ideas that they like, but what I’m not OK with is my character being in question. When certain things are questionable that I know is not me, or that I know that, what I haven’t done — contrary to what some people may believe — I’m not a troublemaker. I don’t like drama. Drama actually makes me nauseous,” Alsina said. “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, it’s very different, ’cause as I said there is so many people that are side-eyeing me, looking at me questionable about it.”
Alsina went on to explain that he’s lost “money, friendships [and] relationships” over those rumors, stating that he thinks “it’s because people don’t necessarily know the truth, but I never have done anything wrong.”
“I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation,” Alsina claimed. “Due to the transformation from their marriage to [a] life partnership that they spoken on several times, and not involving romanticism, he gave me his blessing.”
“I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life. I truly and really, really deeply loved, 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 noted, adding, “I really loved the person that I experienced that [with] and know what [that feels] like — if some people never get that in this lifetime.”
He continued by admitting that he doesn’t want to be a person to cause confusion, “because I love these people. I really, genuinely do.” He added that he has “never been in love in that kind of a way.”
“So much so that being intertwined in that way — walking away from it butchered me,” he expressed. “I’m shakin’ right now because it almost killed me. Not almost. It did — it pushed me into being another person, my newer self. It. Broke. Me. Down.”
Meanwhile, Pinkett Smith and her husband have been vocal about the ups and downs in their marriage. In a June 2019 “Red Table Talk” episode, Pinkett Smith said that she and the “Bad Boys” star haven’t faced any cheating issues in their relationship. The actress, however, did recall how she’s been in instances in the past where she’s been cheated on and been the one to step out on her partner.
“I had a really interesting experience when I was younger. I had two relationships before Will that were kind of serious to me, where I got cheated on,” Pinkett Smith admitted.
In January of last year, the couple also admitted that they don’t celebrate their wedding anniversary. “It’s more of a life partnership, so it’s not steeped in that day,” Pinkett Smith explained. “We don’t really celebrate that day anymore in the sense because the context of our union is totally different.”
Will has also expressed that he and his wife “refer to ourselves as life partners, where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with someone for the rest of your life,” he said in an interview with TIDAL’s “Rap Radar” podcast in July 2018. “There’s no deal breakers. There’s nothing she could do — ever. Nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support till death and it feels so good to get to that space.”
Alsina seemed to reply to the denial in a long post on Friday where he spoke on sharing “his truth.”
“I get it; not only do I get it but I’m also sorry you feel that way, BUT, The only attack here is against the invisible walls of silent societal construct and ‘code’ we place upon each other & upon ourselves hidden behind the desires of others approval & acceptance.”
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God said, We may grow weary and tired fighting in the fire, but we shall NOT be burned! The journey to freedom is a deeply complex, tricky, and turbulent road to tow; yet very necessary. Oppression comes in so many forms these days, beginning w/ physical slavery and bondage to the white man, then passed down generational programming that manifest into mental enslavement. Slaves to an idea, slaves to an image, slaves to a code of conduct, slaves to a picture you’ve created in your mind.. even if it contains many falsities.. & anything that differentiates from your “idea” & “image” feels like an attack. & I get it; not only do i get it but I’m also sorry you feel that way, BUT, The only attack here is against the invisible walls of silent societal construct and “code” we place upon each other & upon ourselves hidden behind the desires of others approval & acceptance; another form of slavery & bondage that blocks one’s truest self from showing & spirit flow. Be blocked and stuck for what? Live silent, pressed down crippled in fear for who ? Adversary is but a gift given to you to flourish. We are surround by so much disharmony in this external world, so it is my forever job to do whatever’s necessary to reach the gift of harmony within myself. Truth & Transparency makes us uncomfortable, yes, but i can’t apologize for that. A tower of truth can never fall, only a tower of lies can do that. My truth is MY truth, & its mine to own. There is no right or wrong here, it simply just IS. & I make room and have acceptance for your thoughts and opinions, regardless if I agree or not, you have that freedom to feel WHATEVER it is u feel because when you’re at TRUE peace, all of the noise and chatter becomes that of a whisper. My heart has no malice or hate toward anyone on this planet. I just simply want the chains off & I’m willing to DIE getting there. The gift of freedom is yours to have, God promises us that, but only if you’re willing. &God is not a man that HE should lie.. & I’m His SON, so neither would I. 🙏🏽 W/ that being said i should also say that, no one was side swiped by any conversation, everyone got courtesy calls time in advance. Wishing Everyone Big Love!
Alsina said that “Truth & Transparency makes us uncomfortable,” and he “can’t apologize for that.”
“My truth is MY truth, & its mine to own. There is no right or wrong here, it simply just IS,” Alsina continued.
Alsina concluded his post noting that “everyone got courtesy calls time in advance” of his interview with Yee.
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