August Alsina Says ‘Everyone’ Was Notified of His Interview Prior to Its Release

In an extensive Instagram caption, August Alsina explained how sharing his truth in a recent interview provided him freedom and clarified that everyone involved in “his truth” was notified ahead of its release.

That truth: His rumored relationship with actress Jada Pinkett Smith.

The R&B crooner seemingly confirmed in a recent interview with media personality Angela Yee that he was in a consenting relationship with Pinkett Smith – approved by her husband Will Smith.

“I actually sat down with Will [Smith],” says Alsina. “[We] had a conversation due to the transformation of their marriage to life partnership that they’ve spoken on several times and it not involving romanticism. He gave me his blessing.”

Jada and Will’s reps both denied the relationship; however, since their initial denial, Pinkett Smith has shared plans to address their rumored relationship on her Emmy nominated Facebook talk show Red Table Talk.

Ahead of Jada addressing bringing herself to the red table, Alsina doubled down on his words being true in the Instagram caption.

“Truth & Transparency makes us uncomfortable, yes, but I can’t apologize for that,” penned Alsina. “A tower of truth can never fall, only a tower of lies can do that. My truth is MY truth, and its mine to own.”

He also made it clear that all parties involved were notified of his statements in the interview.

“With that being said, I should also say that no one was sideswiped by any conversation. Everyone got courtesy calls time in advance,” penned Alsina. 

See his full post below:

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God said, We may grow weary and tired fighting in the fire, but we shall NOT be burned! The journey to freedom is a deeply complex, tricky, and turbulent road to tow; yet very necessary. Oppression comes in so many forms these days, beginning w/ physical slavery and bondage to the white man, then passed down generational programming that manifest into mental enslavement. Slaves to an idea, slaves to an image, slaves to a code of conduct, slaves to a picture you’ve created in your mind.. even if it contains many falsities.. & anything that differentiates from your “idea” & “image” feels like an attack. & I get it; not only do i get it but I’m also sorry you feel that way, BUT, The only attack here is against the invisible walls of silent societal construct and “code” we place upon each other & upon ourselves hidden behind the desires of others approval & acceptance; another form of slavery & bondage that blocks one’s truest self from showing & spirit flow. Be blocked and stuck for what? Live silent, pressed down crippled in fear for who ? Adversary is but a gift given to you to flourish. We are surround by so much disharmony in this external world, so it is my forever job to do whatever’s necessary to reach the gift of harmony within myself. Truth & Transparency makes us uncomfortable, yes, but i can’t apologize for that. A tower of truth can never fall, only a tower of lies can do that. My truth is MY truth, & its mine to own. There is no right or wrong here, it simply just IS. & I make room and have acceptance for your thoughts and opinions, regardless if I agree or not, you have that freedom to feel WHATEVER it is u feel because when you’re at TRUE peace, all of the noise and chatter becomes that of a whisper. My heart has no malice or hate toward anyone on this planet. I just simply want the chains off & I’m willing to DIE getting there. The gift of freedom is yours to have, God promises us that, but only if you’re willing. &God is not a man that HE should lie.. & I’m His SON, so neither would I. 🙏🏽 W/ that being said i should also say that, no one was side swiped by any conversation, everyone got courtesy calls time in advance. Wishing Everyone Big Love!

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According to various sources, the special episode of Red Table Talk is expected to be released by Tuesday, July 7.

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Bryant Lydell is creative, personable and quick-witted Howard and USC alum. He's the founder of The Top Tea, a songwriter, screenwriter and member of the casting team for Netflix's NAACP Image Award-winning hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow.

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