It’s been a few weeks since Jada Pinkett Smith brought herself “to the table” to talk about her “entanglement” with August Alsina in husband Will Smith’s presence. The famous couple seem to have left the past behind them, but now Alsina has revealed why he decided to make his affair with Jada Pinkett Smith public.
In a new interview, the singer maintains that in general his is “a private person,” but says that the rumor mill got out of control in regards to his alleged affair with Jada Pinkett Smith. Eventually, he says those rumors became a problem on the business end and he felt he had to speak out about what truthfully had happened.
Speaking to People, he talks about why he decided to go public with the “entanglement," saying it wasn't for attention or financial gain. He said the alleged affair had been affecting his prospects, noting that he needs his livelihood so that he can take care of his three nieces, whose parents, including his older brother Melvin, died previously.
A while back, August Alsina had confirmed his prior and “complex” relationship with the former Gotham star; Alsina also called their dynamic “complicated.” Jada Pinkett Smith had allegedly helped him to deal with a difficult period during his life in which he had been abusing prescription drugs and she and Will Smith had reportedly been on a bit of a break. Their relationship then turned romantic.
Will Smith himself publicly spoke with Jada Pinkett Smith about the “entanglement” during an episode of Facebook’s “Red Table Talk” and he said he’d wanted to discuss the affair with the fans so that there could be no more confusion about what happened. He noted previously:
Meanwhile, Jada Pinkett Smith has spoken out about how her entanglement with August Alsina was not a “transgression.” She’s also worked toward reconciling with Will Smith in the time since they took a break. All the parties have basically seemed to have moved on at this point, but it seems as if Alsina wanted his take to be out there regarding why he spoke up in the first place. He said the goal for coming out this time is to "control my narrative" and to move forward "in the driver's seat." Since the split, he's released a song called -- you guessed it -- "Entanglements."
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