AceShowbiz - Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina became a hot topic after the latter confessed that the two of them used to be dating in the past and that they even got Will Smith's blessing. But now there has been speculation that the singer might not be telling the truth as the actress' rep denied the story.
Page Six was the one that reached out to the Smith family's rep, who firmly stated that his claim is "absolutely not true!!" Jada herself has yet to publicly break her silence on this situation.
Jada and August were rumored to be romantically involved back in 2016 when he was seen joining her family on a vacation. People also suspected that his 2019 song "Nunya" was about the "Girls Trip" actress. At that time though, August denied that they were dating.
But that changed on June 30, 2020, during his interview with Angela Yee. Speaking to "The Breakfast Club" host, the 27-year-old singer claimed that their relationship wasn't a secret affair and that Will Smith even approved of them. "I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation ... He gave me his blessing," he said.
August went on recalling his time with 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." He then added of the Smith family, "I love those people literally like my family. I don't have a bad thing to say about them. They are beautiful people."
As for why he decided to speak up about their romance after so long, August mentioned that he felt the need to bring this to light because it started affecting him and his life. He said, "It's difficult because I never want to be the person to cause confusion or step on toes, but I want to honor myself and I want to honor my authenticity. And if honoring my authenticity means you hate me, stone me, shoot me, crucify me, whatever, bury me an honest man."