August Alsina Says He’s Moving Past ‘Entanglement’ Scandal & Admits Having ‘Absolutely Zero’ Contact w/ Jada Pinkett-Smith & Her Family: I Can Only Be Responsible For Myself

Jada Pinkett-Smith, August Alsina

August Alsina Says He’s Moving Past ‘Entanglement’ Scandal & Admits Having ‘Absolutely Zero’ Contact w/ Jada Pinkett-Smith & Her Family: I Can Only Be Responsible For Myself

August Alsina is a newcomer on the reality show “The Surreal Life,” where he opens up about his life experiences and past relationships. 

August Alsina

“The Surreal Life,” which initially premiered in 2003, is gearing up to air its rebooted seventh season on Monday (Oct. 24). According to reports, during the new season, August Alsina will overcome his fears and nerves while becoming a peacekeeper of the celebrity cast. In an interview speaking about his time on the reality series August Alsina said:

“I honestly said no about 10 times.” 

The singer admitted:

“I guess the mind-blowing part would be the constant having to put out fires in the house type thing amongst people. Somehow I, you know, was tapped upon to kind of help deal with situations in the house amongst people for situations that I actually wasn’t a part of to even see exactly what happened.”

Alongside the rest of the cast, which includes Tamar Braxton, Dennis Rodman, Frankie Muñiz and Stormy Daniels, the formerly signed Def Jam artist is described as understanding on the show. The 30-year-old shared that they filmed the show amid the life-changing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. August explained:

“The reality is that everybody is dealing with their own trauma and pain in whatever way and we were going into filming this probably like right — the pandemic wasn’t even over necessarily, but I think right after everybody had been kind of locked away kind of in their own space with their family and then you’re going into this new world where you’re going around people you don’t know and you’re also dealing with stuff back home, so it was kind of just a lot of pent-up emotions that everybody was carrying — myself included.” 

The New Orleans native shared:

“It really was just, I think, a new space, new environment, new people, old emotion, pent-up emotion, new experience that brings new emotion, so it was just a lot of emotion flying around at times.”

As previously reported, in July 2020, August made headlines after he revealed he had a romantic relationship with married superstar Jada Pinkett Smith. The actress confirmed shortly after that his claims were true, labeling their relationship as an “entanglement” while she and her husband Will Smith were separated. 

August recently admitted his previous “entanglement” made him iffy about joining the reality show.

He said:

“I would say that going into it, that probably was one of the factors for me that I felt like, ‘Hmm, do I really want to do this?’ because I didn’t want to go into a situation where people would grab for low-hanging fruit.”

He continued:

“There was one side of me not wanting to do it, trying to protect myself and then the other side of it was, well, it gave me the opportunity to allow people to see and experience me and my authentic energy as opposed to the narrative that had been kind of clouding over my life for quite a while.”

He also admitted that after the shocking “Red Table Talk” episode, he hasn’t had any contact or a relationship with actress Jada Pinkett Smith or her family. He said:

“I can only be responsible for myself. I can only be responsible for my own actions and hold myself accountable for what I do, what I say and what I know to be true for myself.” 

He admitted:

 “To be honest with you, I’m not necessarily surprised about anybody’s actions these days. Everybody has the right to say, reveal whatever they decide — I’m not the police of that.”


August Alsina, Jada Pinkett-Smith (circa 2018)

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill