August Alsina released a remix of Kehlani’s track “Nunya” last week, accompanied by a music video in which he illustrates his relationship with a woman who’s rejected him but is still trying to keep tabs on his s-x life.
Speculations have arisen recently that the women Alsina is describing is none other than Jada Pinkett Smith, who the singer has had a close relationship with over the years.
Alsina appeared on Jada’s Red Table Talk last year and got candid about his struggles with addiction and how the Smith family helped him through a particularly rough period.
Jada similarly opened up during their exchange, expressing how she’s had to confront her battle with s-x addiction.
Although their relationship was previously interpreted as platonic, given his “family friend” status with Jada and Will, social media activity and the “Nunya” visuals have prompted many people to speculate that their relationship may be more in-timate than many realized.
In the video for Alsina’s version of “Nunya,” a text thread between him and a woman named Koren appears, which speculators were quick to point out is Jada’s middle name by birth.
After singing the line, “You’re just an actress putting on a show,” he sends a GIF of Jada to the unnamed woman in which she’s saying “Oh, so now you gon’ front?!”
In addition to the “Nunya” lyrics, last September in celebration of Jada’s birthday, Alsina shared a lengthy post in which he refers to the actress as the personification of love, adding that she’s the “fortune” in his cookie.
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I️ don’t believe in luck. I️ believe in God’s divine order. & you are an example of Gods divinity in It’s covering over my life. A beautifully complex individual you are.. I️ could spend a lifetime decoding you. Thankyou for your laughter. Thankyou for seeing my heart and character & not measuring me based upon what I️ come from. You see me for who I am & what I’m gonna be, even when I️ can’t see ME. Thankyou for challenging me on a daily basis. You’re A little piece of heaven here on earth. The Fortune in my cookie. The Vet to my Rookie. You are LOVE personified. There hasn’t been enough diction created to articulate or express the capacity of my love for you. I️t is simply beyond measure & human comprehension… So as my soul continues this quest, I’d just like to say 🎉 Happy Birthday BEST… ( @jadapinkettsmith )🎂 you’re nothing like the rest! ❤️⚡️
The detailed and in-timate nature of the birthday tribute prompted some to classify the post as inappropriate, since he positions the narrative as if their relationship is s-xual.
Although it remains unclear what exactly the nature of their relationship is, people were quick to suggest Jada’s involvement on Twitter.
August Alsina clapping Jada’s cheeks confirmed? Cold cold world
— Biggaz ☀️ (@Sungizzle) March 31, 2019
The two do not follow one another on Instagram, though it’s unclear if they had followed each other in the first place.
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