Singer August Alsina has been working hard to redefine his branding after years of controversy and sickness derailing his career. As a member of VH1’s The Surreal Life, he has been taking advantage of the new spotlight and shedding light on who he really is outside of all the drama. What he’s revealed has spoken heavily to many people who were already rooting for him. His latest admission to having a special male friend who has changed his life has many wondering about his preference and if it speaks to long stand rumors about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
august was [expletive] will and jada down. im gagging pic.twitter.com/ugVKdH5XtT— i be like… WHAT!? (@SUCKAW0RLD) November 22, 2022
In a season that’s already revealed August to be a struggling single father to his three nieces, the singer/songwriter has also opened up about a new love in his life that has defied all the odds. In a season finale cliffhanger, Alsina talks in circles about a special someone that has really changed things for him. August says that love showed up for him “in a new way.” He admits that this person has been teaching him how to heal and open up, and he wants to share them with the world. “it defies all the constructs that one would say love is supposed to be or love should love like.” The camera pans to reveal a man walking on screen and awkwardly hugging August before the episode ends.
Social media has gone wild with the news. Many have celebrated the singer for “coming out” and have been having a field online with memes. Some have circulated a clip from a Madea movie where a nervous young man comes out to the family only for everyone to declare, “we been knew!” Others have complimented Alsina for having a handsome “boyfriend” and are trying to shoot their shots to join the men. “Me audition to be a third in August new relationship,” shared one fan with a video of a woman dancing.
Others have pointed out that Alsina did not use the words “gay,” “bisexual,” or “boyfriend” and believe the cliffhanger is an attempt to get views back for the following season. “So y’all realize August Alsina didn’t actually say he was gay or that dude was his bf right? It’s giving intentional ambiguity for social discourse and higher viewership next week.” After a few people clapped back with “it was implied,” the person responded, “Is he gay? Maybe. Bi? Perhaps. We don’t know because he didn’t say he was. He brought out a man, HUGGED him (not kissed), and said some about ‘love.’ And y’all lost it.”
Wait till y’all find out August Alsina was smashing BOTH Will and Jada pic.twitter.com/Zk76EuLYYX— RapBurner (@UnpopularRap) November 22, 2022
Meanwhile, many others are revisiting August’s “entanglement” with Jada Pinkett Smith and wondering now if the rumors that he was actually dating Jada AND Will are true. “Wait till y’all find out August Alsina was smashing BOTH Will and Jada,” said one person. Another person joked that Jada would use this as a chance for Red Table Talk and shared a video of a woman cleaning off a desk saying, “Jada currently setting up the red table.” Do you think August was dating both Will and Jada all that time?