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August Alsina is Catching Us Up on his Life & Why He’s Been Away

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August Alsina has jumped back into the music scene with his new album “The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy” and the documentary series that accompanies it.

In this exclusive hour-long interview with Angela Yee, the singer opened up on living with a rare autoimmune disease, the loss of his sister, Chandra, who died in late 2018 after a battle with cancer, his relationship with his parents, and his alleged relationship with Jada Pinkett-Smith.

On the loss of his sister

I remember standing over my sister, weeping, wailing. I can remember my cousin kept pulling me off of her, saying ‘She’s gone. You gotta let her go, little did (my cousin) know, I wasn’t only weeping about my sister, I was mourning myself. I was grieving myself as I knew it, because I died in that moment. Who I was, everything that I thought that I was, everything that I thought I knew about myself, it died. I couldn’t be that human being any longer. I saw my sister die and she never got to live her full life.

On his alleged relationship with Jada Pinkett-Smith

I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation … He gave me his blessing and 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. I devoted myself to it. I gave my full self to it. So much so that I can die right now, and be OK knowing that I fully gave myself to somebody … Some people never get that in this lifetime.

On his rare autoimmune disease

It just eats your nerves and it ate my nerves inside of my legs and I was done for and I had to fight for my life. I was in the hospital, had to go to physical therapy, rehab and I am still fighting for my life, still teaching myself to get stronger to be able to move around.

Watch the full interview below

1 Comment

  1. Cloud

    July 1, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    I am not a fan of Beyonce neither do I follow her music or her life; however, I greatly support her on this one. The Western Media etc. have done all they can to fantasize about the white man in their movies, books, music etc. as perfect and good human being while making out the black man as a substandard human. It is time people of African descent start telling their own stories in their own dreamlike preferred way.

    Most people complaining about Beyonce’s “Black is King” are the same ones drooling over “GAME OF THRONES” and the fantasy kingdoms portrayed there, adoring and loving the white race and how the white race showcased themselves as strong and heroic and good. Heck, some in Nigeria even took up an event where they all dressed like people from the GAME OF THRONES fictional kingdoms.

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