August Alsina Revealed the Real Reason He Spoke Out About Jada Pinkett Smith Affair: ‘I Got 3 Kids’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina

Jada Pinkett Smith made headlines when she admitted to having an “entanglement” (affair) with 27-year-old singer August Alsina a number of years again. Though Alsina all the time saved quiet about it, he felt like he wanted to return ahead upon listening to Pinkett’s phrases. But there was one more reason he needed to inform his facet of the story.

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Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina | Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET

Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina had an affair someday between 2015 and 2018

It’s unclear precisely when (and for a way lengthy) every part unfolded between Pinkett and Alsina. The two first met again in 2015, because of Pinkett’s youngsters, Willow and Jaden. Then, someplace between 2015 and 2018, Pinkett and Alsina began a relationship. Though they by no means gave the precise timeline, the 2 did cozy up on the BET Awards collectively, prompting folks to recommend Pinkett and her husband, Will Smith, have been getting a divorce.

Alsina then appeared on Pinkett’s “Red Table Talk” sequence in 2018, although there was no point out of any form of a relationship.  

Pinkett Smith and Will Smith talked via the affair drama on her Facebook sequence

Though there had been hypothesis of an affair between Pinkett and Alsina, there was by no means a lot dialogue about it besides when Pinkett and Smith denied any rumors of a divorce. Still, in 2019, Alsina broke his silence in a brand new music video, suggesting that he and Pinkett had been greater than associates.

Then, in 2020, Alsina confirmed the rumors, and although Pinkett initially denied them, she ultimately got here clear on “Red Table Talk,” the place she discussed every part brazenly with Smith. Fans have been shocked to be taught concerning the couple’s marriage troubles however have been finally comfortable that issues had labored out.

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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Alsina selected to inform his facet of the story so as to shield his three nieces

Once Pinkett got here clear concerning the affair, Alsina spoke additional. He mentioned the drama had began to have an effect on his business partnerships, and he needed to guard not solely himself but additionally his three nieces, for whom he’s the authorized guardian. Alsina has authorized custody over his late brother’s three youngsters; his brother was killed in 2010, and his mom died from most cancers in 2018, leaving the women with him.

“I never really cared about what people thought of me… There were certain falsities about me, and it affected my business relationships,” Alsina mentioned, in line with Billboard. “I could understand why it would look like I’m reckless or disrespectful so it really started to affect my livelihood, and I’m never okay with that. I got three kids to look after.” Alsina felt that talking out and telling his facet of the story would assist the state of affairs. “All I can do is tell the truth,” he mentioned.

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August Alsina | Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Are Alsina and the Smiths nonetheless associates?

Alsina initially befriended your complete Smith household, however the place does that relationship stand today? It doesn’t seem that Alsina remains to be shut with the household now that each one of this has been put out within the open. According to Elle, Alsina revealed in an interview that he has no resentment towards Pinkett or Smith and that “nobody’s a bad person” within the state of affairs. It’s unclear if Alsina will restore his friendship with the Smith household or if it’s too far gone.

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