Who is August Alsina? Rapper Jada Smith had fling with calls for peace in Will Smith fiasco
Alsina August, a singer-rapper who made headlines after Jada Pinkett Smith admitted to having an 'entanglement' with him in 2020, decided to intervene in Will Smith’s slapgate controversy asking them to “choose peace.” In an Instagram post, the Louisiana native decided to share his valuable opinion while dropping some knowledge on love and peace. Whilst sharing a selfie, the 29-year-old rapper stated, “choose peace; trusting that life’s intricate puzzle pieces are all forming together for the greater good and mastering of the seasonally sometimes chaotic nature of your life’s art piece that’s being formed and painted by birthing life to your internal masterpiece; grown through external chaos-metamorphosing alchemy, dark turned 2 light and beauty within. Then turned Master.”
The hip-hop artist continued, “P (i) E^CE shown without, from your life’s own whimsical & colorful art-piece, being co-created and displayed through living while/after being broken to peace’s/pieces”. Though Alsina did not clearly mention the names of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, his caption clearly pointed toward Will’s slapgate controversy at the 94th edition of Academy Awards.
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Who is August Alsina?
August Alsina is a singer and rapper from New Orleans who was formerly signed to Def Jam Recordings. He dropped his debut mixtape in 2012 called ‘The Product’. On Instagram, the hip-hop artist enjoys close to seven million fans and followers. Alsina might have enjoyed a decent music career but he shot to fame after Jada Pinkett Smith confessed to having an ”entanglement” with him during Red Table Talk with Will Smith in 2020.
Jada Pinkett Smith had appeared on Red Table Talk a month after Alsina came on The Breakfast Club in June 2020. August Alsina had then claimed that he was in a relationship adding that he had her husband’s blessing. Then Jada in her interview with Wil Smith had confessed about the relationship she shared with Alsina.
“Four and a half years ago... I started a friendship with August. We actually became really, really good friends”, said Jada. According to multiple reports, Will and Jada’s son Jaden Smith had introduced Alsina to the family when Jada and he apparently got closer. “It all started with him just needing some help, me wanting to help his health, his mental state.” She had stated, “From there as time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August” later clarifying, “It was a relationship, absolutely.” She added, “I was in a lot of pain, and I was very broken. Now in the process of that relationship, I definitely realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself.” Will and Smith had also later clarified that they were not together at the time relationship took place.
Will is currently in the news for his slapgate controversy. The 53-year-old actor had slapped Chris Rock live on TV after the latter cracked a joke on Jada’s balding. The actor soon apologized and also posted an apology on Instagram later. Many are calling to strip off his Best Actor award for ‘King Richard’.