August Alsina Reacts As Jada called their relationship Entanglement

Jada Pinkett Smith has confirmed she did have a relationship with August Alsina while married to husband Will Smith – but clarified she and Will were separated at the time.

Speaking on an episode of Red Table Talk posted on Facebook Watch, the Scream 2 star – now back with Will – initially called the relationship ‘an entanglement.’

August first claimed he and Jada had been in a relationship in an interview last month.

Speaking of the time in question, Will said on RTT: ‘We decided we were going to separate for a period of time, and you go figure out how to make yourself happy, and I’ll figure out how to make myself happy.’


We were over,’ Jada agrees. ‘From there, as time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August.’

Jada Pinkett Smith on RTT Picture: Red Table Talk
Jada initially called the relationship an ‘entanglement’ (Picture: Red Table Talk)
Jada Pinkett Smith on RTT Picture: Red Table Talk
Will was happy to discuss the situation with Jada (Picture: Red Table Talk)

Clarifying August’s claims that Will had given ‘permission’ for the relationship to go ahead, Jada continued: ‘One of the things I want to clear up that was kind of swirling in the press was you giving permission, which the only person who can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself.

‘But what August was trying to communicate – because I could actually see how he would perceive it as permission because we were separated amicably – I think he also wanted to make it clear that he’s not a homewrecker, which he’s not.’

When Jada later said ‘I got into an entanglement with August,’ Will pushed her, saying ‘”an entanglement”? A relationship!’ to which Jada replied: ‘It was a relationship, absolutely.’

Jada and Will are parents to Jaden, 22, and Willow, 19. Will is also a dad to Trey, 27, his son from a previous relationship.

August first spoke of the relationship last month, saying: ‘I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation. Due to the transformation from their marriage to their life partnership that they spoken on several times, and not involving romanticism, he gave me his blessing.’

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5505617p) Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith Variety's Creative Impact Awards and 10 Directors to watch Brunch Presented by 'Mercedes Benz', Palm Springs, America - 03 Jan 2016
Jada and Will have been married since 1997 (Picture: Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)
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August and Jada pictured in 2017 (Picture: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

Speaking to The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee to promote his YouTube documentary StateofEMERGEncy: The Rise of August Alsina, he continued: ‘I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life.

‘I truly and really, really deeply loved, and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it.

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