Last week, Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband, Will, went on Red Table Talk to address the rumors that she’d had an affair with August Alsina. While admitting that it was true, she referred to the relationship as a “entanglement.”
Since then, the word “entanglement” has been used in tons of memes, GIFs, and jokes all over the internet. And now, August is finally addressing Jada’s terminology.
According to a recent interview with Vulture, August is taking everything in stride. He admits that he’s not seen the episode, but he has seen some clips that have circulated the internet. He also addresses the term entanglement.
He says, “I don’t know why that word is such an issue. I would agree [with Jada]. If you look up the definition of ‘entanglement,’ it is a complex and difficult relationship. It was exactly that. I think it’s just the language that probably stuck out to people. But I definitely have to agree with it being an entanglement. It definitely was something complicated, a complicated dynamic.”
He also addressed people saying the situation is scandalous. “I actually don’t see this as scandalous. It’s something manifested on its own. I’m aware of that type of chatter and noise from some people.”
“I’m also aware that when I first dropped the interview, there were people on Black Twitter taking digs and shots at my mental stability, who made me out to be a crazy person, saying this was so unbelievable. ‘Oh, this just can’t be true. He’s delusional.’ It was very telling for me in so many ways. It taught me a lot. It said more about them and what they were projecting onto me.”
August lastly reveals that he doesn’t regret that the whole entanglement happened. He says, “In loving dynamics and in tough dynamics and in dark dynamics is where we are able to get to the treasure within ourselves and where we’re able to bring the treasure out of other people. And I think that [relationship] helped me to operate and access my higher self.”
“I don’t regret it at all because I know that on this planet, there is not much harmony, and there is not much love, so when you’re actually given love, real love that you’ve never experienced, it is a gift.”