Jada Pinkett Smith’s former lover August Alsina has addressed his affair with the actress in a brand new song about their infamous “entanglement” amid the aftermath of the Will Smith Oscars slap.
The 29-year-old musician has been famous for her romance with Pinkett Smith in recent years, prompting her and her husband to publicly address their open marriage.
Now Alsina has released a brand new song titled “Shake The World,” which details the public backlash he allegedly received when their relationship was made public in 2020.
The lyrics seem to imply that Alsina felt “rejected” when it was revealed he was having an affair with Pinkett Smith.
“I heard I got canceled,” he sings on the track. “Well, let’s talk about it/Red dot on my back, I became a target/And I’m flawed but flawless, that makes me August.”
Later in the song, he sings, “The industry tried to exile a boy/Mama says we must all bear our cross/Must bear it like I’m cut from Jesus’ cloth.”
The Smith family has made headlines steadily over the past week since Smith took to the stage at the Academy Awards on Sunday March 27 and slapped Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife.
Alsina entered the discourse last week when he posted a message about the “choice of peace” on Instagram.
After the singer’s relationship with Pinkett Smith began in 2020, the actress opened up about the situation alongside her husband on an episode of their show. Conversation at the Red Table.
“We have decided that we are going to separate for a period of time and you will find out how to make yourself happy and I will find out how to make myself happy,” Smith said on the now infamous episode of the show Pinkett Smith Adding, “From then on, over time, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August … Yes, it was absolutely a relationship.”
The R&B singer released a track titled “Entanglements” back in 2020.
“The definition of entanglement/It’s when you’re tangled in the sheets/Girl I know we don’t call that a relationship/But you’re still screwed with me,” Alsina sings in “Entanglements.” .”
Later in the song, he alludes to Pinkett Smith again in the lyrics: “Shawty leaning on my shoulder, got her questioning my willpower / Jaded by her beauty, but her reputation real solid.”
He also references Pinkett Smith’s relationship with the late Tupac Shakur in the line: “Livin’ like there’s no tomorrow, met your boy with open arms/Tell you all my darkest stories, Promise that you will not departure/Keys to over forty cars, left me heartbroken / Still gotta get around, favorite artist was 2Pac.
Smith has since apologized to Rock for the Oscars altercation, writing on social media: “Jokes at my expense are part of the job but a joke about Jada’s health was too much for me and I reacted emotionally.”
Pinkett Smith has kept a low profile, however, posting just once on Instagram last Tuesday, where she shared a message about healing, which read, “This is a season of healing and I’m here for it.”
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