Singer August Alsina has claimed he had a love affair with married actress Jada Pinkett Smith and said that her husband Will Smith gave his blessing.
A spokesperson for Jada denied the claims to Page Six, calling them ‘absolutely not true’ and MailOnline has contacted a representatives for further comment.
August, 27, told The Breakfast Club’;s Angela Yee that he was in love with Jada, 48, and said: ‘I actually sat down with Will [Smith] and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership … he gave me his blessing.’
‘I love her truly and deeply’: Singer August Alsina, 27, has claimed he had a love affair ‘for years’ with Jada Pinkett Smith, 48, with Will Smith’s blessing (pictured at the BET Awards in 2017)
According to Page Six, it was Jada’s son Jaden, 21, who introduced her to August in 2015.
He said the two became very close, and holidayed together with the family in Hawaii a year later and they even attended the 2017 BET Awards together.
August said: ‘I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love 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 okay with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.
August, who is promoting a new album, said: ‘I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her’
‘And I really loved a person, I experienced that and I know what that feels like, and some people never get that in this lifetime.
‘I know that I am completely blessed and this conversation is difficult because it is so much, that it would be hard for people to understand but, once it starts to affect me and my livelihood, I have to speak up about my truth.’
While August claims the affair lasted for years, it is not known what the time period for this was.
Jada has been married to Will since 1997, they are parents to Jaden and daughter Willow, 19. Will has a son Trey, 27, from his marriage to Sheree Zampino. 53.
August is currently promoting his new album The Product III:stateofEMERGEncy, and has a new YouTube doc StateofEMERGEncy: The Rise of August Alsina.
Denial: Jada has been married to Will Smith (pictured iin 2019) since 1997 and has called the claims ‘absolutely not true’ – she has previously denied they have an open marriage
August claimed he is not speaking out to cause trouble.
He said: ‘Contrary to what people may believe, I am not a troublemaker. I don’t like drama. Drama actually makes me nauseous.
‘And I also don’t think that it is ever important for people to know what I do, who I sleep with, who I date … but in this instance it is very different because as I said, there are so many people that are side-eyeing me, looking at me questionable.
‘I have lost money, friendships, relationships behind it and I think it is because people don’t necessarily know the truth. But I have never done anything wrong.
‘I love those people [the Smiths] literally like my family. I don’t have a bad thing to say about them. They are beautiful people.’
Jada has previously denied rumours that she and Will are in an open relationship and said they will never divorce.
Talking on Sway’s Universe radio show in 2018. she said: ‘I’m just, like, keep [the divorce rumours] coming. Here’s the thing about Will and I – [we] are family. That is never going down. It’s just not. Ever.
‘We are family. Take out all that whole marriage/relationship crap, at the end of the day, Will and I are family. I am going to hold him down, doesn’t matter.
‘All that relationship and what people think ideas of a husband, partner and all that, man, whatever. At the end of the day, that is a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period.’
Jada also denied their marriage was open, saying in a Facebook post: ‘The statement I made in regard to, “Will can do whatever he wants,” has illuminated the need to discuss the relationship between trust and love and how they co-exist…
‘Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one. [sic].’
We are family: Will and Jada are parents to Jaden and daughter Willow, 19. Will has a son Trey, 27, (left) from his marriage to Sheree Zampino. 53 (pictured in 2016)