August Alsina Confirms Rumored Relationship With Jada Pinkett-Smith, Says Will Smith Gave Him His ‘Blessing’

August Alsina and Jada Pinkett-Smith at an event

Questions surrounding the nature of August Alsina’s relationship with Jada Pinkett-Smith have lingered for years. While the two have stated that they are merely friends, fans have always speculated that there was more between them — and apparently, they were right.

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August Alsina met in Pinkett-Smith in 2015 after being introduced to the Set It Off actress by her son Jaden, whom she shares with Will Smith. Over the next few years, they were repeatedly seen hanging out and even posing for pictures together. But August Alsina suggested that she was more like a mentor, noting that she helped him recover from drug addiction and tended to give him “life advice.”

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Still, their close-knit relationship continued to attract major side-eye from fans. August Alsina kicked the romance rumors into overdrive in September 2018 when he posted a tribute to Pinkett-Smith for her 47th birthday that was more detailed and emotional than her own husband’s.

He also fueled rumors in March 2019 when he released a song called “Nunya,” where he sings about an estranged lover named Koren, which just so happens to be the actress’s middle name. But he later denied it was about her.

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August Alsina’s latest comments about Jada Pinkett-Smith

August Alsina had been talking to Angela Yee of The Breakfast Club in an interview published on June 30 when she brought up his dating history. She was particularly interested in his relationship with Pinkett-Smith and asked whether they were really seeing each other. Before diving into the nature of their relationship, he first explained around the 16:30 mark that he was not a “homewrecker.”

“I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership that they’ve spoken on several times and it not involving romanticism… He gave me his blessing,” he

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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