August Alsina has spoken out officially after Jada Pinkett Smith spoke about their relationship on her Red Table Talk episode with husband Will Smith. The pair have been making headlines all over the world after August opened up about his lengthy romance with the actress amid her marriage to Will. Fans thought the pair’s relationship had been an affair but Jada explained that the romance took place when she had secretly separated from Will. Speaking to Vulture, the singer admitted he has not watched the now-famous chat between Jada and Will on Red Table Talk but friends have seen it for him and he couldn’t escape a few of the clips on Instagram.

And unlike the rest of the internet, he doesn’t see anything wrong with Jada describing their romance as an ‘entanglement’. ‘I don’t know why that word is such an issue. I would agree [with Jada]. If you look up the definition of “entanglement,” it is a complex and difficult relationship. It was exactly that.

‘I think it’s just the language that probably stuck out to people. But I definitely have to agree with it being an entanglement. It definitely was something complicated, a complicated dynamic,’ he explained. Opening up about why he decided to finally go public with the romance during his interview with The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee, he stated that had become aware of the ‘chatter’ around his name. He did not enjoy the fact he was starting to get a reputation as ‘this problematic guy who was super reckless, like I’m pushing up on someone’s wife.’

‘I didn’t really like that. I didn’t like the sound of that, especially when it wasn’t the truth,” he continued, adding that that perception also ‘started to f**k with my partnerships and business relationships and money.’ August explained: ‘I didn’t like how that started to tamper with my life and finances. I felt it necessary to get it out off of my spirit and clear the air.’ The singer was quick to stress that he doesn’t ‘have an issue with anybody’ has nothing but love for the Smiths as he added: ‘I love everybody. I love all of them. They’ve been my family, and there’s a lot of history there.’

Echoing Jada’s comments, he said he didn’t have regrets about the relationship. August told the publication: ‘[It] helped me to operate and access my higher self.