August Alsina, arguably one of the most popular R&B artists right now, is trending in the headlines once again. However, this time it is not about his upcoming album, but for his relationship with the multi-talented Jada Pinkett Smith, the actress, producer, singer, and businesswoman.
A series of scandalous headlines and rumours kept social media abuzz when August appeared in an interview with The Breakfast Club and claimed to be in a relationship with Jada for a long time.
His words were proved to true to some extent when Jada came on her Facebook Watch talk show, ‘Red Table Talk’. Together with her husband Will Smith, she addressed the rumors and came clean about an affair she had with August Alsina about four and a half years ago.
August Alsina- What everyone wants to know about him
Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, August Alsina is a self-made singer-songwriter, who came from humble beginnings and rose to fame. He kick-started his musical career by uploading videos on YouTube at an early age of fourteen. After facing a number of setbacks, being kicked out from home, losing his brother, he moved to Atlanta and reinvented himself.
As a fusion with Hip-Hop, his alternative R&B style music won hearts of fans and a number of BET awards too, like the Best New Artist in 2014 and Coca-Cola viewer’s choice award. His songs often stayed in the top-listened Song list across apps and radio.
His journey to fame began with the single ‘I Luv This Shit’ back in 2013, and continued with “Ghetto’, ‘Make it Home’ (2014), ‘Drugs’ (2017), etc. and collabs with artists like Lil Wayne in ‘Why I Do It’.
August Anthony Alsina Jr, as his birth name says, faced a childhood full of trouble and turmoil. Both his father and stepfather suffered from crack cocaine addiction, and which resulted in his father’s death in 2005. August shared a love-hate relationship with his mother Sheila, who bought him his first webcam to record videos on YouTube.
His brother, Melvin La’Branch III, was shot and killed in 2010 which resulted in turning his life around. Even after facing a number of health troubles and heartaches, August is quite successful commercially. With an estimated net worth of $4 million USD, August Alsina is one of the top-tier R&B artists now.
Even though the relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith brought him to the headlines now, this is just one of the many instances when he came to the limelight. From a new album release to his relationship with his family, there is a lot to know about this versatile personality. Some of the topics which we will reveal about August Alsina in our blog are:
- August Alsina & Jada Smith relationship
- August Alsina Discography
- August Alsina health
- August Alsina nieces
- August Alsina and Keke Palmer
- August Alsina-Jada Pinkett: Reaction of Social media, influencers, and celebrities
August Alsina & Jada Pinkett Smith relationship
The celebrity love affair that is grabbing all the headlines right now, began amicably when Jaden Smith, son of Jada and Will Smith, introduced August to the family. The Smiths wanted to help the singer fight his addiction problem, as well as his mental and physical health troubles.
Since then, Jada and August had gotten close which resulted in a budding relationship. In 2018, there was everything but a public announcement from August Alsina, when he wrote a romantic dedicated post on Instagram for Jada Pinkett Smith’s birthday. It was reciprocated in the same year by Jada on August’s birthday.
Although they had a falling apart, August appeared in The Breakfast Club’s interview a few days back and claimed of a relationship with Jada, with blessings from Will Smith. To clear the air, Jada appeared on her Facebook Watch show, ‘Red Table Talk’ together with her husband.
The couple shared that they underwent a separation, as a result of Jada’s ‘entanglement’ with August Alsina. The Smiths made it clear that they are still going strong after weathering this turbulence in their relationship with some ‘healing’.
August Alsina Discography:
From mixtapes to singles and Albums, August has a diverse discography. He started the professional musical journey with his first mixtape, ‘The Product’ back in 2012. His major initial breakthrough singles include ‘I Luv This Shit’ in 2013 featuring Trinidad James, ‘No Love’ featuring Nicki Minaj in 2014, and ‘Why I Do It’ featuring Lil Wayne in 2015.
His first album was released in 2014, which had a total of 60 weeks on the Billboard chart, as well as the second spot on Billboard 200. His three albums till date are:
- Testimony (2014)
- This Thing Called Life (2015)
- The Product III: State of Emergency(2020)
With 21 hit singles, music videos, and 18 non-single guest appearances, he is one of the busiest singers in the circuit.
August Alsina health:
Even with the meteorological rise to stardom and success, Alsina had to fight with a number of major health issues. He was performing in a New York concert in 2014 when he collapsed on stage with a series of seizures and was in a coma for three days. In 2015, he was going bling on his left eye and had to undergo surgery for a chance in recovery.
He came to the Red Room Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith in 2018, where he shared about his liver trouble induced by an autoimmune disease. He stated in 2019 that a progression of this autoimmune disease is affecting his walking ability. Besides physical troubles, he had his fair share of mental traumas too. He confessed about his past addiction trouble to a painkiller called Percocet after an accident, which he overcame with help from the Smith family.
Did you know?
How old is August Alsina now?
August Alsina was born on 3rd September 1992. So, on this day, he is 27 years and 10 months old.
When is August Alsina’s new album coming in?
August took a long hiatus from releasing a whole new album for a long time. After 2015, he released his latest album only a few days back, on June 26, 2020, which is called ‘The Product III: State of Emergency.’
What race is August Alsina?
Born in New Orleans, August Alsina is American in nationality. By ethnicity, he is African-American.
Was August Alsina in a relationship?
The relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith was not August Alsina’s first official romantic encounter. Previously, he has been in relationship with Kayla Phillips back in 2014, Mandy Williams, from 2013 to 2015, and Miracle Watts, from 2015 to 2016.
August Alsina nieces
Even after having a traumatic childhood, a series of health issues, and relationship troubles, August Alsina is dedicated to his family. He rises up to the challenge when his family needs him, and as a result, he is raising his three little nieces.
August lost his brother Melvin back in 2010, and his sister-in-law passed away in Christmas, 2018 in cancer. Even though he did not have a father while growing up and no children of his own, he has decided to raise the three little kids who lost both their parents.
August Alsina and Keke Palmer
Sometimes the R&B stars come to the headlines for all the wrong reasons, and August Alsina is no exception. A few days back, he was caught in an online verbal spat with the actress-singer KeKe Palmer across Twitter and Instagram.
A fan tagged KeKe Palmer in an old image from 2015 and asked about a relationship rumour with August Alsina. When the actress denied ever being romantically involved with August, he posted a fiery rant on Twitter, with veiled nudges at Keke’s mental state.
The fans and netizens deemed August’s action was over the top and disrespectful to women. This gave rise to a major social media backlash against August with the call to get him ‘cancelled’.
August Alsina-Jada Pinkett: Reaction of Social media, influencers, and celebrities
The social media came alive with the confession of an affair from Jada Pinkett Smith. While the fans were really vocal, influencers and celebrities were not far behind too. The American rapper Meek Mill was one of the most vocal and mature voices who came in support of Jada. He stated, “Jada being a woman and being real about her actions was refreshing to see a woman do in that type of situation.”
Jada being a woman and being real about her actions was refreshing to see a woman do in that type of situation!
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 11, 2020
At the same time, there was a response from KeKe Palmer which was an indirect hint to this incident, as she said, “The theme is boundaries. Everybody doesn’t need to know your business, that’s not fake it’s honoring one’s privacy.”
The theme is boundaries. Everybody doesn’t need to know your business, that’s not fake it’s honoring one’s privacy.
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) July 10, 2020
At the same time, Will Smith added about what was going on as their initial response to the claims by Alsina, “We specifically never said anything’ as he added, ‘We were purposely not saying anything. Any headline that says ‘Jada said’ or ‘Will said’ or ‘the Smiths said’ is not true.”
The August-Jada relationship rumour and its official reveal in Red Table Talk in the presence of Will Smith was a hot topic of discussion in the Reddit community, which you can see in here:
Moving forward, there is not going to an early ending to this controversy, with August Alsina replying in Twitter to the Jada Pinkett statement. If it was a fling, an affair, or a full relationship- the debate will continue. As it coincides with the release of August Alsina’s latest album, how it is going to affect his career remains to be seen.