August Alsina drops ‘Entanglements’ single about Jada Pinkett Smith relationship

Alsina coming in with the dictionary definitions.
July 20, 2020 2:48 p.m. EST
July 22, 2020 4:35 p.m. EST
Even if you didn't watch Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's Facebook Watch record-crushing Red Table Talk episode, you've probably seen the word "entanglement" trending around the interwebs for the past couple weeks. In the talk, Jada and husband Will made the shocking revelations that yes, they had separated for a time, and yes, Jada did have a romantic relationship with singer-songwriter August Alsina during that separation.The episode launched into the popular lexicon the word “entanglement,” which is the word Jada consistently used to describe their affair. Even Will Smith was like, “An entanglement? A relationship!”Now August is having some fun with that odd word choice himself. Over the weekend, he dropped a new single featuring Rick Ross called—you guessed it—“Entanglement.” And the lyrics are exactly what you think they might be—loaded with backstory from his perspective.
“The definition of entanglement / It’s when you’re tangled in the sheets / Girl I know that we don’t call it a relationship / But you’re still f***in’ with me,” he sings in the chorus. Dang.Without naming names, he seemingly calls out both Jada and Will—calling the woman in the song, “Jaded,” (hmmm, not too difficult to crack that code) and mentioning "willpower" and "caught up in the Matrix" (Jada is in two of the three films and Will famously turned down the role for Neo in the franchise). He suggestively also sings of the woman's man, “I’m on my way, yeah / I’ma pull up when he dip" adding, "That ain't my girl, but I got the key / To the crib and to your car / She don't wanna label sh** but she needs me in her life."The jury is still out on whether this is a diss track, but the internet certainly has its opinions. After dropping on July 18, by daytime on July 19, the track was a trending topic on Twitter and had already reached 1 million views on YouTube. It's trending toward 3 million at publish time. Will Smith has famously said that he doesn’t need to cuss in his rap songs, but if he makes a song in reply to this, we have a feeling his no-cuss-rule about to change.[video_embed id='1994361']RELATED: Jada Pinkett Smith confirms relationship with August Alsina [/video_embed]It seems that Jada might have been glossing over the seriousness of the relationship with the use of “entanglement”—at least based on the feelings and commitment on August's end. Alsina said in the interview that kicked this all off, “I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it—so much so to the point that I can die right now and be okay with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.”[video_embed id='1998406']BEFORE YOU GO: Lupita Nyong'o, Naomi Campbell appear in new trailer for Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ [/video_embed]

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