“I Look Like The Bad Guy Right Now”: August Alsina Says 106 & Park “Played” Him, Speaks On His Behavior
Last week we told you about the very awkward moment that took place on 106 & Park between singer August Alsina and co-host Keshia Chante. When Chante tried to ask Alsina a question about squashing his beef with Trey Songz, he didn’t appreciate it. Alsina claimed that he told someone at the show beforehand that he didn’t want to speak on the topic, so when he was asked anyway, he said this:
“So you just go against the grain, and go against everything that I just…I just told y’all not to ask me that s**t when I got up in here.”
Reaction to his response was mixed, with some thinking he behaved quite poorly, while others thought that it wasn’t a big deal, and that if he told people at the show he didn’t want to talk about it, they never should have asked him the question. But one person very bothered by his choice to curse on the show and embarrass Chante was former 106 & Park co-host, Rocsi Diaz. She took to Twitter to call Alsina out:
“Let me go on record and say Keshia Chante did her job as a journalist. Any other Radio or TV personality or blogger would have asked to.”
“2 even applaud how she was responded 2 is what’s wrong with our generation 2day. Also that language on @106andpark its not even necessary”
But since that whole thing happened, what does Alsina have to say? In an interview at Sway in the Morning late last week, he said that he basically was “played” by those at the show, and didn’t appreciate being made to look like the bad guy:
“I was played, man.
Here’s the thing, I look like the bad guy right now because of how I’ve been portrayed. Really, people don’t know.
First of all, let me say, I ain’t no b**ch, I ain’t no ho, I ain’t no pu**y, I ain’t no pushover–none of the above, so don’t play with me. Don’t lead me to believe something that it’s not. If you tell me we ain’t gon’ talk about this because I ask you–it’s different if…you lied right to my face! So don’t blindside me. So it’s like all of us [points to people in studio], we going to war with in this muthaf**ka with each other. We all on the same squad. And then as soon as we get out there and start bussin’ at ni**as, ya’ll just start shooting at me! So you gotta be prepared for me to bust back at you if you don’t kill me! And that’s what it is. I was played.
Me and Stephen Hill, shout out to Stephen Hill over at BET–we had a real conversation and it’s love, but I don’t like the way I’ve been portrayed because I’m not a bad ni**a. What’s exhausting is for me to try and show you that I’m a good guy when I know who I am. It’s too exhausting, but I was played. If anybody feel like I disrespected her or whatever, it’s like, okay, cool, well f**k you too! Straight up! And that’s just what it is.”
I couldn’t have said it more eloquently.
What do you think of Alsina’s response to how he was treated at 106 & Park, and how he reacted to it on live television?
Check out the interview, with the 106 & Park incident being spoken about at the 9:00 mark: