Will and Jada Pinkett Smith dropped a bombshell in 2020 when they publicly addressed Jada’s affair with singer August Alsina. Alinsa claimed he had Will’s “blessing” during the affair, while Jada’s representatives said it was “absolutely not true” — but Jada herself tells a different story.
Jada has a sympathetic opinion of Alsina, explaining that he was “really sick” when they met and she wanted to help him, which led to him befriending the Smiths. Jada believes that when she and Will amicably split, Alsina thought he had “permission” to engage with her, so “he’s not a homewrecker.”
August Alsina himself has a more negative view on the affair, saying that he’s “not OK” with his character being questioned, he’s not a “troublemaker,” and he has “lost money, friendships, relationships.” He also has love for the Smiths, and even claimed that he had Will’s “blessing” — is this really true?
The Smiths don’t seem to agree that Will ever gave Alsina his “blessing,” though they can’t be too bitter towards him if they were willing to discuss the affair publicly. Alinsa feels differently, saying the affair “broke me down... It probably will be the hardest thing I ever had to experience in this lifetime.”