It’s been over a month since August Alsina rocked headlines with accusations he and Jada Pinkett-Smith were engaged in an extramarital affair that was “blessed” by the actress’ husband, Will Smith (as we reported here).
In the time since, Jada and Will tackled the topic head-on – describing it as less of a romantic liaison and more of an ‘entanglement’ (popularizing the word as a result).
Though Alsina attempted to redirect the heightened attention away from the incident to his ill-fated third studio album, ‘The Product iII: StateofEMERGENCY,’ the endeavor hasn’t been the most fruitful as the set remains his lowest-selling LP to date (as we reported here).
To change the tide, the ‘Rounds’ singer continues to make his promo rounds in the project’s support. Most recently stopping by our friends at ‘People’ magazine, he dished on the 27-song opus, the media response to his allegations against the Smiths, and so much more.
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Recently taking to the popular mag, Alsina suggested his revelation was never meant to ’cause trouble.’
“It’s just a part of life, and it’s a part of the journey,” he says. “There’s a lot of love there [for the Smiths]. Sometimes truth is complicated and difficult. But [my relationship with them isn’t] broken at all.”
Elsewhere in the interview, he spoke out against murmurs he was a “home wrecker.”
“I never really cared about what people thought of me, but my personal life started to seep into my business life,” he shares. “There were certain falsities about me, and it affected my business relationships. 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 OK with that.”
Despite the negative attention, the 27-year-old says he has no regrets about his announcement nor his song, ‘Entanglements’ (seen above).
“I’m always going to be in the driver’s seat of my life and control my narrative,” he says. “I can’t let anybody else do that for me. It was cool when people were able to use [the word ‘entanglement’] as a mockery of me, like, ‘Oh, you’re an entanglement. When I flipped it, it became a problem for people. Like, ‘Oh, you’re clout-chasing.’ I’m just doing business. It’s not personal.”