Singer August Alsina claims he had an affair with Jada Pinkett Smith – after her husband, Will Smith, allegedly gave the relationship his blessing.
While reps for Pinkett Smith said Alsina’s claims are “absolutely not true,” Alsina has opened up on the alleged affair in an interview with The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee.
He said: “I actually sat down with Will (Smith) and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership … he gave me his blessing.”
Alsina, 27, was introduced to Pinkett Smith, 48, in 2015 by her son Jaden. He said the two became very close, even holidaying with the Smith family in Hawaii in 2016 and attending the 2017 BET Awards together.
August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2017 BET Awards. Picture: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BETSource:Getty Images
He claims he fell in love with Pinkett Smith.
“I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love 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 said.
“And I really loved a person, I experienced that and I know what that feels like – and some people never get that in this lifetime. I know that I am completely blessed and this conversation is difficult because it is so much, that it would be hard for people to understand but, once it starts to affect me and my livelihood, I have to speak up about my truth.”
Alsina even went on to describe Pinkett Smith as “God’s divinity” on her 47th birthday. It is not clear when their alleged affair ended.
The interview is for Alsina’s new YouTube documentary StateofEMERGEncy: The Rise of August Alsina to promote his new album The Product III:stateofEMERGEncy.
During the interview, Yee questioned, “Is it disappointing that she (Pinkett Smith) never addressed it to you, because like you said, you lost out on opportunities?”
“I really can’t even get into the thought of that because I am only responsible for myself, right,” Alsina replied. “And I am only responsible for, you know, what I do. When I am repressing and suppressing things and it starts to affect me, I have to address it. I just always stay solid because I never want to be the person to start confusion.”
August Alsina has 6.3 million followers on Instagram.Source:Instagram
There was speculation that Alsina’s 2009 song “Nunya” was about Pinkett Smith. It had lines like: “Why is you texting me / Asking who next to me / Why you care about who having sex with me / Now you all on my line, why you pressing me?”
During the interview Alsina also revealed, “Contrary to what people may believe, I am not a troublemaker. I don’t like drama. Drama actually makes me nauseous.
“And I also don’t think that it is ever important for people to know what I do, who I sleep with, who I date … but in this instance it is very different because as I said, there are so many people that are side-eyeing me, looking at me questionable (sic).
“I have lost money, friendships, relationships behind it and I think it is because people don’t necessarily know the truth. But I have never done anything wrong.”
He added of the Smith family, “I love those people literally like my family. I don’t have a bad thing to say about them. They are beautiful people.”
We reached out to Jada Pinkett Smith’s representative, who responded, “Absolutely not true!”
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been married for 23 years. Picture: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Clara Lionel FoundationSource:Getty Images
Watch the interview below