August Alsina is providing information about his rumored affair with Jada Pinkett Smith.
The relationship rumors started when Alsina released his 2019 track “Nunya” which included the lines: “You got me feeling like it was an act, you’re just an actress/Putting on a show ’cause you don’t want the world to know.” In the video, Alsina is texting someone named “Koren,” which happens to be Jada’s middle name.
The artist would explain in an interview with Angela Yee that he got the blessing from Will Smith to be with his wife.
“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.”
Alsina said the relationship ended because it was getting to awkward for him.
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
— theJasmineBRAND (@thejasminebrand) June 30, 2020
Needless to say that there was a lot to be said from people on social media. Check out some of the reactions below.
No, he’s saying will & jada understand that there’s no more physical intimacy “so it’s no longer a marriage but a life partnership” and Will green light him to smash Jada…
— DJ Jeanie (@GlobalJeanie) June 30, 2020
This video pic.twitter.com/g4bAg6Pnm9
— KennyP💚💛🤦🏾♀️♌ (@Kennyp2882) July 1, 2020
Okayyyyyyy like this is too much
— … (@ELIsEffects) July 1, 2020
Lmaoooo I love twitter. I saw something on FB about Jada, Will, and August and i was like wtffff. So I was like let me go to twitter real quick lol
— ꒒ꏂꂚꋬ🦥 (@mamilena_) July 1, 2020
Will & Jada didn’t have the young boy sign an NDA now he out here pillow talking…. pic.twitter.com/bOHovd6fAh
— Control….What You Can Control (@IamKing_RL) July 1, 2020