Just one month after releasing his latest Forever and a Day EP, New Orleans singer August Alsina has dropped a new track that has fans of the R&B star giving him the side-eye.
Flipping new mom Kehlani’s track “Nunya,” Alsina sings of an ex-lover who took him for granted, crooning, “I gave you time to make me a priority / Put my feelings out there / You ignored it. Ain’t nunya business to know who I’m with.”
While the subject matter is standard R&B fare, Alsina’s accompanying lyric video has many fans believing he is referring to a tryst with Jada Pinkett Smith. The woman Alsina is texting in the video is named Koren, Smith’s middle name. Also, at the end of the clip, he sends a GIF of the actress to “Koren” in the midst of their back and forth.
Alsina appeared on season 1 of Smith’s Red Table Talk, where he shared just how much the Baltimore native helped him during a dark period in his life. He also wrote a lengthy birthday message to Smith last year, one that some fans deemed a bit over-the-top considering she is a married woman.
While some believe Alsina is airing his dirty laundry, others take it as a song and nothing more. Check out fan reactions to the possible revelation below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.