The Fresh Prince of Bel Air star has hit back at reports that his wife Jada Pinkett Smith had a years-long affair with August Alsina - and that he gave them permission.
August Alsina is getting candid about his past rumored relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith.
While speaking with radio personality Angela Yee, discussing his new album The Product III: state of EMERGEncy, the 27-year-old singer claimed he was linked to the actress, and that Will Smith gave him his blessing.
In a statement to Page Six, Pinkett Smith’s rep responded, “Absolutely not true!!” Will also denied the claim, with a rep telling The Sun the report is “wrong.”
Rumors of a relationship between Alsina and Pinkett Smith have circulated for some time, with fans thinking Alsina’s 2019 song “Nunya” was written about the actress. However, the artist denied such claims.
“People can have whatever ideas that they like, but what I’m not OK with is my character being in question. When certain things are questionable that I know is not me, or that I know that, what I haven’t done — contrary to what some people may believe — I’m not a troublemaker. I don’t like drama. Drama actually makes me nauseous,” Alsina said. “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, it’s very different, ’cause as I said there is so many people that are side-eyeing me, looking at me questionable about it.”
Alsina went on to explain that he’s lost “money, friendships [and] relationships” over those rumors, stating that he thinks “it’s because people don’t necessarily know the truth, but I never have done anything wrong.”
“I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation,” Alsina claimed. “Due to the transformation from their marriage to [a] life partnership that they spoken on several times, and not involving romanticism, he gave me his blessing.”
“I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life. 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,” he noted, adding, “I really loved the person that I experienced that [with] and know what [that feels] like — if some people never get that in this lifetime.”
He continued by admitting that he doesn’t want to be a person to cause confusion, “because I love these people. I really, genuinely do.” He added that he has “never been in love in that kind of a way.”
Check out the interview around the 16:30 mark down below.