August Alsina spoke out once more about his former relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith, as well as his feelings for her now. Alsina appeared on Lil Wayne’s Young Money Radio program on Friday, where Wayne asked if he still loved Pinkett Smith. Alsina responded, “Absolutely,” according to the Daily Mail.He went on to say that he would always care for her. “I will always have love for her as a person,” Alsina started, via Billboard and High Snobiety. “The experience really did help to transform me and really bring out the king in me.”
August and Jada together in 2017.
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He also reasserted that he got Will Smith’s blessing before he began dating Pinkett Smith, despite Pinkett Smith’s denial. (Pinkett Smith said during her Red Table Talk episode with Smith addressing her relationship with Alsina, “The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself. But what August was probably trying to communicate—because I could actually see how he could have perceived it as permission because we were separated amicably—and I also think he wanted to make it clear he was not a home wrecker, which he’s not.”)“As two men, we had a conversation and that’s what it was,” Alsina told Wayne on Friday. “Everything I spoke on in my initial interview, is my truth. Because of the narrative that was painted, [people think] I’m speaking on this because I’m salty they ended up getting back together.”He added that he has no resentment toward Smith or Pinkett Smith. “Here’s the deal, man, nobody’s wrong here,” he said. “Nobody’s a bad person. She didn’t prey on me, or whatever that people are saying.”
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