Singer August Alsina, 27, has claimed he had a love affair with actress Jada Pinkett Smith, 48, and said that her husband Will Smith gave his blessing.
A spokesperson for Jada denied the claims to Page Six, calling them ‘absolutely not true’
In an interview with The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee, Alsina addressed rumours that he had had a relationship with Pinkett-Smith, saying her relationship with Will Smith had become open.
“I actually sat down with Will [Smith] and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership,” he said. “He gave me his blessing.”
Alsina allegedly became acquainted with Pinkett-Smith in 2015 after being introduced by her son Jaden.
“I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her,” he said.
“I devoted myself to it. I gave my full self to it. So much so that I can die right now, and be OK knowing that I fully gave myself to somebody … Some people never get that in this lifetime.”
Alsina told Yee that leaving the relationship “butchered” him.
“It almost killed me. Not almost. It did—it pushed me into being another person,” he said.
“It broke me down … It probably will be the hardest thing I ever had to experience in this lifetime.”
Rumour of their affair circulated for some time, with fans thinking Alsina’s 2019 song “Nunya” was written about the actress as it had the line “You got me feeling like it was an act, you’re just an actress/Putting on a show ’cause you don’t want the world to know.”
The track’s official video also featured a shot of a text message from a love interest listed as “Koren,” which just so happens to be Jada’s birth-given middle name. August Alsina has however repeatedly denied this.
August is currently promoting his new album The Product III:stateofEMERGEncy, and has a new YouTube doc StateofEMERGEncy: The Rise of August Alsina.
The singer claimed he is not speaking out to cause trouble.
He said: ‘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.
‘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.
‘I love those people [the Smiths] literally like my family. I don’t have a bad thing to say about them. They are beautiful people.’