Personally, I had no idea that Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina had become such good friends. But when you Google their names together, you’ll find that they’ve been riding with each other for some time now. He’s been seen with her mother, he takes vacations with the family and there are even rumors that the Smiths have adopted him. People are funny. Though it certainly seems like they’ve done so emotionally.
Which is the reason August felt comfortable sitting down with Jada Pinkett Smith to discuss a couple of things he’s been alluding to on his Instagram page.
Just four days ago, he shared this.
Then yesterday, he shared a couple of clips from a longer conversation with Jada. See what the two discussed in the video below.
In the first clip, August speaks about his mental and physical sickness and a bit about his childhood.
“I feel like sadness and depression are so embedded in my DNA. It’s where I come from.
“Those six bullets that my brother took, in a lot of ways it’s made me very cold.”
“I remember some days coming home from school and the house would be empty because my step pops he be done sold everything for some drugs, whether it’s the tv on the wall or some school clothes.”
Then in the second clip, Jada speaks about the toll of being an artist in the public eye and how August has helped her mend some of the wounds she had left over from her relationship with Tupac.
“One of the toughtest things about doing what we do, there’s is a lot of misunderstanding about what it takes.”
August, more in depth about his illness.
“I have a liver disease where my autoimmune system is fighting against itself. The reality is, I’m sick all the time. I don’t really like to talk about it because I’m not looking for anybody’s sympathy. Don’t treat me like I’m a f*cking cancer patient… because I’m not.”
And how August has helped Jada.
“Through you, I’ve been able to close some open wounds that were left in regards to my relationship to Pac.”
No word yet on when the full video will be released or where but just from these couple of minutes, I’m intrigued and definitely want to hear more.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted.