Relationship rumors involving singer, August Alsina, and Jada Pinkett Smith have been circulating for years. Reps for Jada Pinkett Smith have even gone as far as denying the accusations, saying they are ‘absolutely not true.’ However, the singer is now opening up and revealing details of the relationship with ‘The Breakfast Club’s” Angela Yee.
Alsina and Pinkett met in 2015 through Will and Jada’s son, Jaden Smith. The singer began vacationing with the family and attended the BET Awards together in 2017.
In 2019, August Alsina released a song called, ‘Nunya’ which many people believed was relating to his relationship with Pinkett. In the video, the singer received a message from his girl, who goes by the name ‘Koren,’ which is also Jada’s middle name.
However, Alsina clarified that song was not about Jada. “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,” the singer wrote on Instagram, as reported by XXL.
August Alsina is now revealing details of the relationship with Angela Yee in a new interview for his Youtube doc, “StateofEMERGEncy: The Rise of August Alsina” to promote his new album “The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy.”
During the interview, the singer revealed the relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith wasn’t a secret affair, suggesting she and Will has an open relationship. He also made it clear he was not a trouble maker and only speaking to clear his name.
“People can have whatever ideas that they like. But what I’m not OK with is my character being in question …” he said at around the 16:30 mark. “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.”
The singer claims he fell in love with Pinkett saying ‘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.”
Alsina also revealed he sat down and had a conversation with Will due to the transformation in their marriage to life partnership.
“I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation due to the transformation in their marriage to life partnership that they’ve spoken on several times and it not involving romanticism,” August said. “He gave me his blessing, and I told him, 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. 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. I really loved a person. I experienced that. I know what that feels like, and some people never get that in this lifetime.”
He later 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.”
Throughout the interview, the singer also discussed losing his sister, Chandra, who passed in 2018 after battling with cancer.
“I remember standing over my sister, weeping, wailing. I can remember my cousin kept pulling me off of her, saying, “She’s gone. You gotta let her go,” Alsina recalls. “Little did (my cousin) know, I wasn’t only weeping about my sister, I was mourning myself. I was grieving myself as I knew it because I died in that moment. Who I was, everything that I thought that I was, everything that I thought I knew about myself, it died. I couldn’t be that human being any longer. I saw my sister die, and she never got to live her full life.”
The singer didn’t reveal when the relationship ended, but you can listen to the full interview here: