While interviewing an artist, it’s important that you respect any comment they deem “off the record” and the question they specially not as off limits. 106 & Park host Keshia Chanté broke the latter rule while interviewing crooner August Alsina, and the artist definitely reacted with malice.
As you may or may not know, Alsina has an issue with fellow singer Trey Songz that he’s discussed in prior interviews. Because of this, he justifiably wanted the focus to be on his debut album, Testimony, which released today. Despite this, the television personality tried to sneak in a question about Trey anyway.
“So you just gonna go against the grain and go against everything that… I just told ya’ll not to ask me that sh*t when I got up in here,” Alsina replied in a monotone voice. Keshia Chanté, of course, played it off smoothly, but the moment didn’t pass without some snickering from the crowd.
Was Alsina wrong for reacting the way he did or were his actions justifiable? Personally, he could have opted for a “No comment,” but we digress. Watch the clip below (a larger portion of the interview is on the following page) and give us your thoughts in the comments.