Back in early April, August Alsina’s name was everywhere, but not because of his new album. While promoting his CD, Testimony, he stopped by 106 & Park for an interview with Bow Wow and Keshia Chante. He had spoken in the past about his issues with Trey Songz (a topic he brought up in the media), and despite his claims that he told everyone at the show that he didn’t want to talk about Trey during his interview, Chante asked him about it anyway. As you already know, he ended up cursing, saying, “I told ya’ll not to ask me about that s**t…” It was a very intense exchange, one which saw Chante eventually walk off stage minutes after being embarrassed by his response.
Alsina says that he has since returned to BET. According to a new interview he did with HOT 97, he says that while he doesn’t take back anything he said, he did tell Chante that it wasn’t his intention to make her look the fool on TV:
Ebro: “I saw you spaz on the pretty girl on BET. You was mean to that girl.”
August Alsina: “I wasn’t mean. Here’s the thing. People get honesty and mean mixed up nowadays.”
Ebro: “But you didn’t have to curse at her.”
Alsina: “You can say that now, but if you put me in a position, that’s how I felt. I went back to BET yesterday and that’s exactly what I said. She was like, ‘I didn’t mean to disrespect you’ and I was like, ‘Well it wasn’t my intention to disrespect you.’ Before this conversation, I felt how I felt and I spoke on how I felt and I don’t take back nothing that I said.”
Laura Stylez: “Did you have a conversation with her where you specifically told her not to speak on that?”
“My whole squad. But you know what though? I think that sometimes people can be set up. And people, like you said, are ‘doing their job.'”
Alsina also acknowledged that the situation was partly his fault because he was telling the world about his problems with Trey Songz instead of keeping that bit of information to himself.
Ebro: “It’s your fault though, you know this is all your fault? Because you’re the one who went public with your friction with Trey Songz.”
Alsina: “…Honest. Nobody would have never known. But it’s all a part of me growing. I speak from my heart, I got a big f**king mouth. It just is what it is, I don’t know how to change that but in all reality what I said was never to try to belittle the next n****a or try to cause a problem with the next n***a, it’s like this is how I feel. I’m the idiot because I said what I said thinking ‘maybe if I say this, these n***as wont ask me about this no more’. But in return it’s like, oh everybody beefing and I never said that, and with these interviews, they put up what they want to put up and not show everything that was said.”
Check out Alsina’s chat with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez below and share your thoughts.