Controversy over August Alsina’s claim that Will Smith permitted wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, to have affair with him

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Singer August Alsina has claimed he had a love affair with actress Jada Pinkett Smith claiming that her husband Will Smith gave his blessing for the relationship.

However, a spokesperson for Jada denied the claims to Page Six, calling them “absolutely not true.”

Alsina addressed the long-standing rumours he was romantically linked with Pinkett Smith during an interview with The Breakfast Club host Angela Yee.

He claimed the I Am Legend actor approved the relationship ”due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership”.

“I sat down with Will [Smith] and had a conversation,” Alsina said, adding: “He gave me his blessing.”

The singer is said to have met Pinkett Smith after being introduced by her son Jaden Smith in 2015.

Rumours of a potential romance escalated after the singer “received a text” from a person referred to by Pinkett Smith’s middle name in the music video of his 2019 song “Nunya.”

“I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her,” he said.

“It almost killed me. Not almost. It did—it pushed me into being another person,” Alsina said.

He added that he “loves” Pinkett Smith’s family like his own.

“I don’t have a bad thing to say about them. They are beautiful people.”

The Independent has contacted Pinkett Smith for comment. Her representatives previously told the New York Post that Alsina’s claims are “absolutely not true.”

“Contrary to what some people may believe, I’m not a troublemaker,” Alsina said on the podcast. “I don’t like drama. Drama actually makes me nauseous.”