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August Alsina confirms relationship with Jada Pinkett-Smith, claims he got Will Smith’s blessing

August Alsina confirms relationship with Jada Pinkett-Smith, claims he got Will Smith's blessing
American singer, August Alsina has spoken about his rumoured relationship with Jada Pinkett-Smith. 

He also confirmed that he had a four-year affair with Jada Pinkett-Smith and added that he got Will Smith’s blessing to do so. He said this during an interview with Angela Yee.

In 2015, then 22-year-old Alsina met a then 43-year old Pinkett-Smith through her son, Jaden. They became so close that he even went on a 2016 vacation to Hawaii with the family.

He also attended the 2017 BET Awards with Jada Pinkett-Smith.

There have been several rumours about the affair with fans thinking Alsina’s 2016 song, ‘Nunya’ was about Pinkett-Smith. It included 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.”

In the video for the song, he received a text message from someone named ‘Koren’. Koren is Pinkett-Smith’s birth middle name. However, Alsina repeatedly denied the claims.

In a 2020 interview for his new album, The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy, the 27-year-old singer spoke at length about the rumoured affair, adding that he got Will Smith’s blessing.

He said: “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 okay with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.

“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.”

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  • Holy cow. There have rumours that the Smith’s are in open relationship but ttey debunked it in one the episodes of Red Table. Maybe this guy was lying through his teeth, but who knows. I wonder if the Smith’s will be commenting on this.