August Alsina Addresses Criticism of His Song ‘Entanglements’ Referencing His Relationship With Jada Pinkett Smith

by Jeremy Spirogis
August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith

August Alsina is standing agency in his resolution to talk publicly about his relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith. The R&B singer defends his actions, claiming he started receiving side-eyes behind the scenes as rumors unfold that he damage the Smith’s marriage. Alsina additionally explains why he doesn’t care about criticism over his track “Entanglements” and why he’ll all the time cherish the connection he has with Smith.

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August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith through Twitter

August Alsina references relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith in his track ‘Entanglements’

Alsina and Pinkett Smith each admit to having a romantic relationship. They each agree that they started as pals, with Alsina trying to Pinkett Smith for assist for his emotional well being and dependancy to ache killers. 

Pinkett Smith, an admitted co-dependent persona, says her attraction to Alsina stuffed her have to “fix” damaged folks. She additionally says that she was in a depressed state, believing her marriage to Will Smith was over.

The two confided in each other, with Pinkett Smith labeling their eventual love affair as an “entanglement.” Alsina references Pinkett Smith’s description of their relationship in his single, which is titled “Entanglements” – a nod to Pinkett Smith’s personal phrases.

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Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina through Twitter

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In the track, he sings of their relationship, utilizing a few of Pinkett Smith’s personal movie titles, Will Smith, and different private anecdotes identified about her as metaphors.

Alsina sings:

“Shawty leanin’ on my shoulder, got her questionin’ my willpower / Jaded by her beauty, but her reputation real solid / Mornin’ down the hallway, I can tell you how I feel about it / Caught up in the Matrix, and I doubt if I can get up out it (Come on, come on, huh)…Still I gotta get around, favorite artist was 2Pac / Watch a movie, then we freak it / Tangled up, I’m gettin’ deeper (Yeah) / Entanglement is when a man’ll lick until you tremble (Huh) / Saddest part is I still love you, just to keep it simple (Biggest).”

August Alsina on “Entanglements”

August Alsina says he doesn’t care about followers not liking his track ‘Entanglements’ 

Despite the track, Alsina says he has no points with the best way wherein Pinkett Smith describes their relationship.

“I don’t know why that word is such an issue,” he says in a July 2020 interview with Vulture. “I would agree [with Jada]. If you look up the definition of ‘entanglement,’ it is a complex and difficult relationship. It was exactly that…It definitely was something complicated, a complicated dynamic.”

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August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith through Twitter

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But, some followers will not be pleased with Alsina’s track. Many consider he launched the only out of spite. Others allege that Alsina’s motivations are for publicity and to maintain him within the highlight.

In a brand new interview with People Magazine, Alsina takes jabs at those that criticize the track. 

“It was cool when people were able to use it [the word entanglement] as a mockery of me, like, ‘Oh, you’re an entanglement,’” he says. “When I flipped it, it became a problem for people. Like, ‘Oh, you’re clout-chasing.’ I’m just doing business. It’s not personal.”

Alsina additionally insists that his relationship with the Smith household stays in good standing.

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