August Alsina is back on the scene with a new studio album and is in total rollout mode, as evidenced by an explosive new interview that dropped on Tuesday (June 30). The R&B singer all but confirmed longstanding rumors that he and Jada Pinkett Smith had a romantic relationship, adding that Will Smith gave him the green light to do so.
Via his YouTube channel, Alsina, 27, sat with Angela Yee for a candid chat about the singer’s health issues, his latest project The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy, and the stateofEMERGEncy: The Rise of August Alsina documentary series that covers the span of his career and his continued growth as an artist.
However, what has social media abuzz is Alsina shining light on the whispers that have gone around in connection to the rumored relationship with Pinkett Smith. After teasing the relationship via his music, Alsina told Yee flat out that there was indeed a situation and Smith signed off on it.
“I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation, due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership that they’ve spoken on several times. And it not involving romanticism…He gave me his blessing…I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life,” Alsina said.
As one can imagine, the bombshell sent shockwaves throughout the industry with sleuths putting their evidence together to see if the claim had any validity. Given that Alsina appeared to be very close to the Smith family and was featured in several photos with Pinkett Smith, it all lined up well for the rumor mill to churn out their theories.
A rep for Pinkett Smith issued a brief statement aimed at Alsina’s claims, simply stating that it was “absolutely not true.”
Given the sensationalism of it all, Twitter has been active with the reactions and we’ve got the best and varied responses we could find listed out below.
The full interview is also posted below and you can hop to around the 16:00-minute mark for the Jada Pinkett Smith portion.
Y'all gotta chill on Will & Jada relationship 😭😭😭 cause some of y'all in open relationships right now and don't even know it... pic.twitter.com/rnnqv8vsEP— 😋Kissin Her Fupa🥰🍑 (@FliirtNextDoor) July 1, 2020
August Alsina bitching is probably the reason Jada left him.— OTUNBA STRE3TS (@OGCarterMillz) July 1, 2020
They taught us at Side Nigga university never to catch feelings for another man's wife.
Jada when Will Smith wants to have sex after she spending a night with August Alsina pic.twitter.com/M5GjbOIHIk— Shan (@shanuddin889) July 1, 2020
There's something about Jada. Tupac said she made him climax without sex. August Alsina is ready to die because loving Jada fulfilled him. WTF is Jada doing to these men??!😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/CCqqReXGU7— 77. (@sphesihle_cm) July 1, 2020
August Alsina was 21 when they met. He was impressionable, battling with mental health and was vulnerable. He was going through loss and pain. Needed a mother and comforter, Jada provided that and more. The power dynamics were never in his favour and he was clearly burnt.— Ugo 🇳🇬 (@UgoIkeakor) July 1, 2020
Will: "August Alsina, smash or pass?"— Wow, That's Crazy🤯 (@DumiCarl) July 1, 2020
So August Alsina dated Jada for four years, with Will Smith's permission? Like Will and August were sharing the same woman for four years?????— Izy 💎 (@___israell) July 1, 2020
2020 can't just stop huh? pic.twitter.com/JDi3TgQ3cC
August alsina asking will smith if he could date jada. pic.twitter.com/MDY54YyOf9— ayo. (@PumpinTheOG) July 1, 2020
August Alsina made a whole song about Jada a year ago. Used a GIF of her in the vid & put Koren as the contact, which is actually Jada’s middle name... pic.twitter.com/wpBq61pQ5Y— MacPali (@AliMacPali786) July 1, 2020
August Alsina texting Will Smith like, 'Hey Will can I have Jada for the night '. pic.twitter.com/DRyrvBnqe4— Emmyoks (@Emmy_oks) July 1, 2020
Will smith explaining to August alsina how to impress jada on the first date pic.twitter.com/R6M03H3Og7— Levi 🥷🏼 (@hamzahrauff_) July 1, 2020
August Alsina lost his brother, his sister and turned into dad/uncle 4 girls, and battled lupus all before 30....that is heavyyyyy. Jada took advantage of him and NOBODY can tell me any different— The Casual Sex Captain (@jiggyjayy2) July 1, 2020
So August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith had a relationship and Will Smith gave August his blessing!?!? Will & Jada & August!?!— Weekly Newsical (@WeeklyNewsical) July 1, 2020
You know what 2020... pic.twitter.com/XKZ27Lv0lM
I do think it’s weird how Will & Jada took August Alsina under their wing & under the guise of mentoring him. Only for Jada to take advantage of him knowing he was in a vulnerable state battling a drug addiction... This whole situation is very messy & trifling.. 🥴🥴🥴— Bella Goth (@HoodSocialism) July 1, 2020
I’m crying cus I just remembered Jada Pinkett posting about August Alsina saying she was helping him on his spiritual journey, whole time she fucking him😭😭 pic.twitter.com/QhB0CRkNqE— Bitch I’m Me X10🦄 (@Reina_li105) July 1, 2020