August Alsina, who is promoting a new album, said: ‘I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her’
Singer August Alsina has claimed he had a love affair with actress Jada Pinkett Smith and said that her husband Will Smith gave his blessing.
August said the two became very close, and holidayed together with the family in Hawaii a year later and they even attended the 2017 BET Awards together.
He said: ‘I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her.
“I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it, so much so to the point that I can die right now and be okay with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.
He claimed the I Am Legend actor approved the relationship ”due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership”.
“I actually sat down with Will Smith and had a conversation,” Alsina said, adding: “He gave me his blessing.”
And I really loved a person, I experienced that and I know what that feels like, and 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.”
The singer is said to have met Pinkett Smith after being introduced by her son Jaden Smith in 2015.
Rumours of a potential romance escalated after the singer “received a text” from a person referred to by Pinkett Smith’s middle name in the music video of his 2019 song “Nunya”.
He described the breakdown of their alleged romance as “probably… the hardest thing” he’s ever experienced “in this lifetime”.
“It almost killed me. Not almost. It did it pushed me into being another person,” Alsina said, stating that he had “never been in love in that way” before.
Jada has previously denied rumours that she and Will are in an open relationship and said they will never divorce.
Talking on Sway’s Universe radio show in 2018. she said: ‘I’m just, like, keep the divorce rumours coming. Here’s the thing about Will and I are family. That is never going down. It’s just not. Ever.
‘We are family. Take out all that whole marriage/relationship crap, at the end of the day, Will and I are family. I am going to hold him down, doesn’t matter.
‘All that relationship and what people think ideas of a husband, partner and all that, man, whatever. At the end of the day, that is a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period.’
Jada also denied their marriage was open, saying in a Facebook post: ‘The statement I made in regard to, “Will can do whatever he wants,” has illuminated the need to discuss the relationship between trust and love and how they co-exist…