August Alsina is out here sparking a conversation and confusing fans!
The internet has been blown away since the singer-songwriter seemingly came out of the closet on Tuesday. Besides shocking fans, the confession sparked a conversation on social media, with many expressing their confusion at the occurrence. The last time he shook the world wide web this way, news of his entanglement with Jada Pinkett Smith had become public knowledge.
August Alsina Might Reportedly Have A Thing For The Men
Alsina appeared completely at peace when he introduced an unidentified man as the love of his life during his appearance on VH1’s “The Surreal Life.” The “Kissin’ on My Tattoos” hitmaker began the video by expressing his desire for “a love that feels limitless.”
The scene then switched to the singer sitting in a confessional room as he informed the camera, “And then what do you know? Love showed up, but in a new way.” He highlighted his desire to share that while “really honoring” the person that he loved and that loved him back. That person had also taught him “so much about love and healing.” The 30-year-old added:
“I want to do that in front of the world because it defies all the constructs that one would say love is supposed to be or love should look like.”
The video ended with the unidentified man we mentioned earlier joining him in the confessional. The pair shared a hug, with Alsina audibly declaring his love for the stranger. Even though the singer did not specify his sexuality or divulge whether he was romantically involved with the man, viewers were quick with their conclusions and reactions.
One Twitter user exclaimed, “August Alsina coming out was not on my 2022 Bingo Card! But I’m proud!” Another fan gushed, “August Alsina coming out was the classiest sh-t I’ve seen ❤️🤍 you’re doing great sweetie.”
August Alsina announces he has boyfriend 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/c2Fywg9qMj
— (Le)Troy (@mrLdavis) November 22, 2022
A few other viewers were confused by people’s takes, with one tweeting, “Did I watch the same video of August Alsina as everyone else because, when did he say that he was gay? I thought he was showcasing different forms of what love could look like (bromance).”
A fourth observer asked, “Did he say this was his boyfriend or are y’all making assumptions? Rather of August Alsina is gay or not. I want y’all to understand that men can show one another how to love and be loved in a healthy way without being gay. The same way women do for one another.”
A third viewer just wanted some clarity, “Y’all confusing the hell outta me half of y’all saying that’s August Alsina boyfriend the other half saying that no he’s not that’s his brother NOW WHICH ONE IS IT CAUSE THOSE ARE TWO VERY DIFFERENT THINGS.” Meanwhile, another Twitter user wanted fans to use the right term, “Stop calling August Alsina gay if he’s really bisexual! I hate when y’all try to act like men can’t be bi.”
The BET Awards Winner Addressed His Affair With Jada In A Song
The Smith family endured a hellish couple of days following the infamous Oscar slap and Alsina releasing a song that touched on his entanglement with Will Smith’s wife. Per The Blast, the singer had told his followers that his song “Shake The World” was available for streaming.
Addressing the commotion the disclosure about the entanglement caused, the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award winner belted out, “I heard it’s some s–t that’s bound to go down when you got a billion dollars on the elevator // Well, of course, some s–t was bound to go down when you tangled up with the world’s favorite (Ah-ooh) // (Movin’ on).”
The single also touched on the backlash he had faced amid the drama, “I heard I was canceled // Well, let’s speak on that //Red dot on my back //I became a target // And I’m flawed but flawless, that’s what makes me August.”
The conversation did not end there as people analyzed the drama and The Blast observed that some people were claiming that Jada’s affiliation with Alsina could be seen as predatory.
In fact, a Reddit thread brought individuals who held this opinion to the front, with one pointing out how “strange” it was that Jada mentioned that she and Will were helping”this kid through an illness.”\
The poster added that it was “super gross” that a “support figure for a sick kid (well, like, 21 or 22)” could become sexually involved with him. Alsina and Jada had been entangled in 2015 during a rough patch in the latter’s union.