There has been quite a lot of chatter and scuttlebutt around August Alsina and Jada’s affair and his 2019 track ‘Nunya’ only added more fuel to the fire
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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been together for over 25 years but their marriage has an “open secret” many fans already know about. Recently, rapper August Alsina — who is known for his song ‘I Luv This Shit’ — broke his silence on rumors about romance with Jada and shed light on how he took Will’s blessings before going ahead.
There has been quite a lot of chatter and scuttlebutt around an affair and his 2019 track ‘Nunya’ only added more fuel to the fire, as 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.” If that wasn’t enough, the track’s official video also featured a text message from a love interest dubbed “Koren”, which happens to be Jada’s birth-given middle name.
While he denied the rumors earlier, in a recent interview with Angela Yee, he came clean about it and said, “Contrary to what some people may believe, I’m not a troublemaker. 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.”
Saying how it wasn’t a skeleton in the cupboard, Alsina confessed how he unraveled the situation to Jada’s husband, Will Smith, first. “I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation… He gave me his blessing,” he said. “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.”
No sooner did he put the pact between him and Will for the world to know, social media was buzzing with reactions. However, people weren’t expressing their shock. They were simply embracing Will and Jada’s decision to be in an “open relationship”. Some slammed August for thinking it was necessary to say it out loud. “August Alsina is a lame-o for putting this Will and Jada information out there. We know they enjoy an open relationship. It’s not news but its still lame. It seems like a grab at relevancy. A bad one,” one said and another posted, “Will and Jada being in an open relationship is not tea. He literally said they’re still married because it’s cheaper to keep her.”
Others shed light on how it was already known. “Will and Jada been swingers and open relationship probably for at least 15 years or so now. ***** was saying Will was knocking down Eva Mendes during filming Hitch. It’s Hollywood. Married couples are open as hell lol,” one said and another posted, “Everyone knew Will and Jada had an open relationship but to hear August Alsina say Will gave him his blessing to f**k his wife is wild.” One said, “Is the Will and Jada open marriage thing new info? Nope! Is it any of our business? Not at all! Does that make it any less interesting? Hell no!!!”
One joked, “You think Will and Jada will accept my threesome application?” Another said, “Open relationships really aren’t as scandalous as you lot are making then out to be. The only weird thing in this situation is how vulnerable August has been which makes Will and Jada seem predatory.” Another Twitter user said, “Will and Jada’s open relationship Is like Queen Latifah being gay… we know about it we just don’t say s**t.”
“I knew Will and Jada had an open marriage, but I thought Jada was like a mother figure to August… WTF,” one said and another posted, “If Will and Jada want to have an open relationship that’s their business. Why were they acting like they were parenting August? That is sic,” one thought and another said, “This August-Jada situation don’t surprise me at all. Will & Jada been finding elaborate ways to say ‘we not together anymore’ for years.”