Jada Pinkett denies having affair with August Alsina, says Will Smith never gave blessings: 'Absolutely not true'
August Alsina hit headlines earlier this week when he shared details about his alleged affair with Jada Pinkett in an interview
Jada Pinkett Smith has come out to deny that she had an affair with August Alsina after the singer-songwriter claimed in a recent interview that her husband, Will Smith, had given him his "blessing" to go ahead. Speaking to 'Breakfast Club's' Angela Yee, August confirmed rumors that he had been in a relationship with Jada but insisted that it was a very open affair and that there was no bad blood between any of them.
"I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation... He gave me his blessing," he said of his alleged affair with the actress. "And I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her (Jada). I devoted myself to it. I gave my full self to it. So much so that I can die right now, and be OK knowing that I fully gave myself to somebody... 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," he added.
However, a representative for Jada categorically denied that the 48-year-old had been in a relationship with August and said the singer was "wrong." They also told Page Six that August's claims were "absolutely not true." The Sun reported that August had become good friends with the Smith family in 2015 after he was introduced to them by their 21-year-old son Jaden. He went on to accompany them on their holiday to Hawaii in 2016 and attended the BET Awards with Jada in 2017.
Before his recent admission that he had had an affair with the mother-of-two, August had hinted at a possible relationship in his 2019 track 'Nunya,' where the lyrics went, "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." Furthermore, the track's official video had featured a text message from a lover named 'Koren,' which happens to be Jada's birth-given middle name.
During his recent bombshell interview, August had been asked if it was "disappointing that she [Jada] never addressed it to you, because like you said, you lost out on opportunities?"
"I really can’t even get into the thought of that because I am only responsible for myself, right," he responded. "And I am only responsible for, you know. What I do. When I am repressing and suppressing things and it starts to affect me. I have to address it. I just always stay solid because I never want to be the person to start confusion."
He also insisted that, despite the affair and the controversy that followed, he wished no ill of the Smiths.
"Contrary to what some people may believe, I'm not a troublemaker," he had said. "I don't like drama. Drama actually makes me nauseous. I also don't think that it's ever important for people to know what I do, who I sleep with, who I date, right? But in this instance, there are so many people who are side-eyeing me... I've lost money, friendships, relationships behind it. And I think it's because people don't necessarily know the truth. But I've never done anything wrong. I love those people (the Smiths)... They are beautiful people."