It’s the interview that everyone has been waiting for – Jada Pinkett Smith just brought herself to Red Table Talk for an honest discussion and explanation about the rumors that have been swirling for weeks. In a revealing interview, the couple comes clean about Jada’s relationship with August – and how they had separated without telling anyone, too.
It all started with the release of Alsina’s new project, The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy, which was released June 26th, 2020 on Shake the World/EMPIRE. Alsina has been a bit absent from the music scene, with his last release dropping in 2015. He’s also dealt with a ton of personal issues in between projects, which include battling his own drug addictions and the loss of his father and brother.
While the conversation also discussed the apparent rare autoimmune disease that Alsina has, it’s his claims about being in a relationship with Hollywood actress Jada Pinkett Smith that are drawing the biggest attention. Alsina claims that not only was in a relationship with Pinkett, but that he had the blessing of “Big Willie” himself. He also claims that he doesn’t like “drama,” but felt he had to speak out because his character being “in question.”
“I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation … He gave me his blessing,” he told Angela Yee. “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 has doubled down on his claims, however – not backing down from what he claims is the truth. He’s so sure about his position that he made sure to let fans know that he even gave the Smiths a “courtesy call,” according to his lengthy Instagram post.
“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. 🙏🏽,” August’s post ends. “W/ that being said i should also say that, no one was side swiped by any conversation, everyone got courtesy calls time in advance.”
It seems now that August was telling the truth and finds himself on the right end of the situation, now that Will and Jada themselves sat down and walked viewers of the latest Red Table Talk through the whole story – from their perspective.
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I brought myself to the table last week but decided to hold the episode out of respect for the far more important situations that have been happening around us. I’ve been trying to wait for the appropriate moment to drop it but considering the state of the world … I don’t think that will be happening anytime soon. Here’s to the journey. LINK IN MY BIO❣️
The Smiths seemingly broke their own rules due to “Black Twitter” getting a hold of the story and making it “their business.” While initially being hesitant to share, Will, acting as “Jada” on this episode of the show, eventually prods her to be as clear as possible about her and August’s interactions.
Jada said that the “personal journey” she was on with August Alsina, started over 4 years ago and it has now become “public.” Jada and Will shared that while their initial purposes of connecting with August Alsina was to help him because he was “really sick,” it became a physical relationship – after Will and Jada had apparently “broke up.” “I was done with you,” Will said openly – which may be a revelation. “It was indefinite,” Jada said, also agreeing that the two “were over.”
Calling it initially an “entanglement,” Jada also clarifies that Will didn’t give his “permission” for her relationship with August. Jada thinks that August thought the “permission” came from the fact that the couple wasn’t together and August didn’t want to be considered “a homewrecker.”
“An entanglement?” Will asks Jada, forcing her to admit that the two were in a relationship. However, Jada said that relationship with August helped her to realize that she couldn’t “find happiness” outside of herself, which coincided with her and Will’s healing and eventual reconnection.
Will asked her about her “interaction” with August, and what she wanted out of it. Jada responded that “I just wanted to feel good,” explaining that her codependency leads her to be drawn to people that need help and how she’s trying to break that cycle in her own life. She acknowledged there’s a childhood trauma that has led her to wanting to fix others instead of “fixing me,” she also shared.
Despite their ups and downs, the two stars joked about their relationship and the journey that they have been on, and also how it’s made them stronger together. Jada also emphasized that all of this happened years ago and that the Smiths had already worked through it a while ago. They both seemed generally shocked at the “why now” of this story coming out and also going so wide and public.
“We ride together, we die together, bad marriage for life!” the pair joked as they bumped fists and laughed with each other. “I can love you through anything,” Will said he told Jada at the beginning of their relationship. “I didn’t know if you’d be willing to find the deep capacity to love me,” Jada responded.
“How am I doing?” Will asked. Jada ends the interview with saying, “You’re doing f—-ng great.”
See the full talk below.