In a new interview August Alsina claims he was in a pre-approved years-long relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith while she was married to Will Smith, now the actress has issued a denial.
After Alsina spoke to Angela Yee about allegedly being romantically involved with the actress, including the claim that her longtime husband gave Alsina his "blessing," Jada's reps have called the claims "absolutely not true," according to Page Six and TMZ.
"I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership that they've spoken on several times and it not involving romanticism," he alleged. "He gave me his blessing and I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life and 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 so much so to the point that I can die right now and be ok with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody."
As for why Alsina stayed silent about the alleged relationship, "I never want to be the person to cause confusion because I love these people," he said. "I really genuinely do and I have literally never been in love in that kind of a way, so much so that being intertwined in that way—walking away from it butchered me."
He further said that the alleged split "probably will be the hardest thing that I've ever experienced in this lifetime."
"I want to honor myself and I want to honor my authenticity," Alsina said. "If honoring my authenticity means you hate me, stone me, shoot me, crucify me, whatever—bury me an honest man."