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Jada Pinkett Smith recently denied claims that August Alsina made stating that the two had a love affair that was Will Smith-approved. Alsina made intriguing allegations during an interview to promote his new album The Product III: StateOfEmergency.

“I actually sat down with Will [Smith] and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership… He gave me his blessing,” Alsina told Yee (around the 18-minute mark).

The “I Luv This S—” singer, 27, said he was introduced to Jada, 48, by her son, Jaden in 2015. Alsina also said that he vacationed with the Smith family in Hawaii back in 2016 and fell in love with the actress and talk-show host.

“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 OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody,” August Alsina said.

“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.”

During the interview, Yee asked Alsina, “Is it disappointing that she [Jada] never addressed it to you, because like you said, you lost out on opportunities?”

“I really can’t even get into the thought of that because I am only responsible for myself, right,” Alsina responded. “And I am only responsible for, you know, what I do. When I am repressing and suppressing things and it starts to affect me. I have to address it. I just always stay solid because I never want to be the person to start confusion.”

August Alsina’s 2009 single  “Nunya,” was vastly rumored to be about Jada Pinkett Smith, which he touched upon during the interview with Yee.

 “I don’t think that it is ever important for people to know what I do, who I sleep with, who I date… but in this instance, it is very different because as I said, there are so many people that are side-eyeing me,” Alsina said.

“I have lost money, friendships, relationships behind it and I think it is because people don’t necessarily know the truth. But I have never done anything wrong,” he said.

“I love those people literally like my family. I don’t have a bad thing to say about them. They are beautiful people.”

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – SEPTEMBER 25: Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith on stage during the Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films “Gemini Man” Budapest concert at St Stephens Basilica Square on September 25, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.

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