Whether penciled in history books for reasons good, bad, ugly, and/or everything in between, 2020 brought with it some of entertainment’s most memorable moments.
Now, as the year draws to a close, That Grape Juice is reflecting on our favorite moments that rocked – and to some degree maybe even reshaped – the Urban and Pop cultural landscape as we know it.
Next, we’ll untangle the entanglement of August Alsina and Hollywood power couple Will & Jada Pinkett Smith.
Though maintaining a fairly low public profile since his ill-fated 2015 sophomore album, ‘This Thing Called Life,’ R&B singer August Alsina stunned fans with the surprise announcement of his 27-track, third studio effort – ‘The Product III: State of EMERGEncy.’
What fans didn’t know was that they’d be in for an even bigger shock once the award-winning crooner hit the promo trail in support of the project.
Via an interview with Angela Yee that quickly went viral, Alsina confirmed a longstanding rumor that he was intimately involved with the very married Jada Pinkett-Smith for years. What’s more, he alleged her Academy Award-nomianted husband, Will, knew about it.
Jada quickly denied the claim.
Read: Jada Denies August’s Claim Will Knew About Her Extramarital Affair
With all eyes on them, the Smiths not only tackled the topic head-on but capitalized on the revelation by drawing attention to Jada’s Facebook Watch show, ‘Red Table Talk.’
Read: The Smiths Address August Alsina’s Affair Rumors
While Alsina’s public profile was heightened due to the increased attention, unfortunately none of it spilled over to interest in his new music – even though he attempted to maximize the hype by releasing a song called ‘Entanglement’ to capitalize on the newly viral phrase.
Read: August Alsina’s New Album Bombs
When the dust settled, Alsina claimed there’s no love lost for the power couple.
Read: August Alsina Reflects on the Impact of ‘Entanglements’