'People have never known much about my love life because it's not important.'
If it was up to August Alsina he would keep his private life private. But after Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith spilled the tea about Jada's "entanglement" with Alsina during a particularly rough time in her marriage to the rapper/movie star, Alsina responded last month in a series of cryptic tweets.
Now, he's getting more detailed about why he chose to keep the dalliance secret in the first place. In an interview with People magazine, Alsina, 27, described himself as a "very private person" who has never said much about his love life because "it's not important."
But seeing that the rumors of the affair with Pinkett Smith, 48, were picking up steam, the singer said he had to speak out, if for no other reason than to shelter his three nieces; Alsina became the legal guardian of Chaylin, 14, Amaiya, 13, and Kayden, 11, after his older brother, Melvin, was shot to death in New Orleans in 2010 and their mother, Chandra died of cancer on Christmas Day in 2018.