In an interview with Angela Yee on The Breakfast Club recently, August Alsina talked openly about his affair with Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife. Though the rumors have been there around this new, no one expected it to come out like that. The interview was framed around an in-depth discussion on August Alsina’s new album, “The Product III: State of Emergency.” However, it got viral and controversial for an entirely different reason. Now before moving on to what Alsina exactly said, Yee’s reaction to his statement, and Pinkett Smith’s acceptance or rejection to it, let’s first have a little peek in Alsina’s life.
Born in 1992, August Anthony Alsina Jr. belongs to New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a singer as well as a songwriter, known for his famous single “I Luv This Shit.” August Alsina started singing from a young age of 14 when he uploaded a cover of “Hypothetically” on YouTube. None of his family members have any was inclined towards the music industry. Yet Alsina decided to become what he dreamt of.
He has had a tough life, which is justified through various incidences in his life. Some of the noteworthy ones are:
- His father and step-father were addicted to crack cocaine.
- To keep him away from these people, his mother shifted him to Texas.
- After a while, his father died.
- In 2010, Alsina experienced another loss when his brother got shot and killed.
After his brother, Melvin La’Branch III’s death, Alsina decided to dedicate his life to music and moved to Atlanta for the same.
Talking about his musical career, August Alsina was highly influenced by Lauryn Hill in Sister Act 2. As mentioned above, he started uploading videos on YouTube ever since he was 14. But his official musical career began in the year 2012, with his first mixtape “The Product.” There were no releases for the next couple of years.
In 2013, Alsina returned to the action with two releases in the first half of the year:
- I Luv This Shit: January 2013
- Product 2: May 2013
But that was not it for the year 2013. Alsina brought an EP, “Downtown: Life Under The Gun,” later in August. The following year, 2014, started with a boom when he came up with “Make It Home” as his debut studio album’s lead single. The song featured Jeezy, and its album, Testimony, was released later in April.
A few of August Alsina’s later works include:
- This Thing Called Life, his second studio album, was released at the end of 2015. It made its place in the Billboard 200 on the position 14. Within the first week of release, the album managed to sell over 41,000 copies in the US.
- In 2017, he came up with his third studio album, Product III: State of Emergency. Three of its singles were released in 2017 while the album itself was brought into the market recently only in 2020.
Along with his work, August Alsina has been in the news for his critical illness that affected his lung. In 2014, the singer experienced multiple ‘stage collapses’ due to the same. But the news for his illness was revealed three years later, in 2017. Then after a couple of years, in 2019, Alsina again claimed to have some kind of nerve damage that led him to the hospital and a loss of mobility.
The Breakfast Club Interview
With his album release on 26 June 2020, August Alsina went to an interview with the popular radio host Angela Yee. The Breakfast Show interview was supposed to be drafted around Alsina’s album. However, it got a different turn when he revealed his relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith and the whole Smith family.
It started when he mentioned that people lack love in this world. After that, Yee said that he was present in an episode of “What is Love,” and people were interested in knowing who he was linked to romantically. The reason for this interest was that Alsina was never too open about his love life. Then she asked him about his relationship with Pinkett Smith, following which, he expressed his feelings and views on that.
August Alsina With Jada Pinkett Smith:
According to August Alsina, he met Pinkett Smith when her son Jaden Smith introduced them in 2015. The singer mentioned that they were romantically involved, and even Will Smith gave his blessings to him for the same. He did include in his statement that this incident happened only after Will and Jada transformed into life partners from being married, and their relationship lacked romanticism.
He further said that he devoted himself to Pinkett Smith and that relationship for years, and there is nothing that he regrets about that. “I can die right now and be okay with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody right,” he added.
Throughout the discussion, Alsina did not say anything wrong about anyone. He praised Jada and the entire Smith family. He even said that they are like family to them, and he loves them more than anything.
Jada Pinkett Smith’s Statement
Following this controversial statement made by August Alsina, everyone wanted to hear from Jada Pinkett Smith, her view on this. People were extremely excited to see what Pinkett Smith say regarding her relationship with Alsina. A bit later, after the interview went viral, Pinkett Smith’s representatives came up and released her statement to the “Page Six.” The statement mentioned that the stories and claims made by Alsina were ‘absolutely not true.’ That means she clearly denied her relationship with him.
The confusion of August Alsina being romantically involved with Jada Pinkett Smith remains everyone’s minds. Although Alsina’s statement did give some heat to it being true, Pinkett Smith’s denial got back to the confusion. Now, nothing can ve said until something is made official by the two of them. But whatever may be the case, people will not stop listening to Alsina’s new album, and only time will tell what he achieves in life.