Social media was buzzing about August Alsina earlier this month after he released the video for his remix to Kehlani’s “Nunya,” with many suggesting that he used it as an opportunity to drop hints about some alleged affair with Jada Pinkett-Smith. The video features an animated Alsina singing the lyrics to the song while a text exchange is happening between what’s supposed to be himself and a mystery woman. The name of the woman is listed as “Koren,” and super sleuth fans noted that it just happens to be Jada’s middle name. Also, when he says the line “You’re just an actress putting on a show,” a GIF of Jada appears on the screen.
Fans have been waiting on Alsina to clear up the rumors, and today he shared his thoughts about the controversy on Instagram. “Been quiet & still amongst all the noise last week, more so out of respect for Nip, but I’ve been paying attention to all the theories of conspiracy in regard to “NunYa” Remix,” he wrote.
“So Here’s To Clarity, The Song is not about Jada. It’s simply JUST A SONG, & a free artistic expression of a made-up narrative already put in place by its ORIGINAL format. Thank you for all of your love around the music & more is to come but please know that Me & my BEST (@jadapinkettsmith) are good!!! & We will always be, 4Life! We’ve been talking everyday while all this has taken place. Now y’all stop trippin’. lol…U know We got BiG LoVe for the Goddess over on this side.”