Just days after Will Smith found himself in an… entanglement… with Chris Rock on the Oscars stage, Jada Pinkett Smith’s ex-boyfriend, August Alsina, is speaking out about peace.
The actress had an infamous “entanglement” with the singer back in 2017 while she and Will were separated; however, Jada finally admitted to the affair during an episode of “Red Table Talk” in 2020.
While bringing herself to the red table, Jada said, “It was a relationship. I was in a lot of pain, I was very broken. In the process of that relationship, I definitely realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself.”
Jada Admitted To Affair With August Alsina During Marriage With Will
On Tuesday, March 30, Alsina posted a long and convoluted message about his art.
His lengthy note began, “choose peace; trusting that life’s intricate puzzle pieces 🧩 are all forming together for the greater good and mastering of the seasonally sometime chaotic nature of your life’s art piece that’s being formed and painted by birthing life to your internal masterpiece; grown through external chaos-metamorphosing alchemy, dark turned 2 light and beauty within. Then turned Master P (i) E^CE shown without, from your life’s own whimsical & colorful art-piece, being co created and displayed through living while/after being broken to peace’s/pieces.🖼 🤞🏽💫 🕊.”
August Alsina Says To “Choose Peace” Days After Will’s Violent Slap
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In the event you’re lost… you’re not alone.
Alsina continued, “🗣 I’m A Walking Billboard & Network Simply Desiring To Televise & Broadcast Love, the love, grace and healing embrace of God, Good Music that’s healing (w/ a lil bit of nasty) 👅 (cus the art of sharing temples can too be healing) 💦 🤤 My Nola mixed w/ My H-Town background 🤘🏽 of Top Tier DRIP & FLAVA 💧 & bag secure abundantly for the ones i love while trying to keep a clean heart out here. 🗣DassIT!!”
Interesting he chose to state he’s a “walking billboard to broadcast love.”
This is somewhat reminiscent of Smith’s Oscar speech while accepting the “Best Actor in a Leading Role.”
“In this moment I am overwhelmed with what God is calling me to do and be in this world,” he said. “I am being called on in my life to love people and to protect people, and to be a river to my people.”
Will Said God Is Calling On Him To Love & Protect People
This heartfelt speech came just 40 minutes after the Oscar-winner stormed the stage and slapped Chris Rock across the face for a joke he made about Jada and “G.I. Jane.”
Following the slap, Smith proceeded to scream “KEEP MY WIFE’S NAME OUT OF YOUR F***ING MOUTH.”
The “slap heard round the world” garnered mass media attention and increased viewership by 600,000 viewers.
According to Variety, viewership spiked during Smith’s best actor win and acceptance speech shortly after 11 p.m. ET, this time by 614,000 viewers.
Viewership Spiked Following Smith & Rock’s Entanglement
On Monday, March 28, Smith issued a public apology to Rock on his Instagram.
He wrote, “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness. I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us. I am a work in progress.”