The Twitterverse Is Naturally Far Too Entertained By August Alsina's New Song 'Entanglements'
"The definition of entanglement is when you tangle in the sheets," Alsina sings...
July 19, 2020 at 9:01 pm
Entanglement may be on track to becoming the word of the century.
"I got into an entanglement with August," Pinkett Smith told her husband, Will Smith, during her own Red Table Talk episode on July 10.
Alsina, one half of the entanglement, titled a new song after Pinkett Smith's descriptor of their affair. "Entanglements," featuring Rick Ross, dropped on Saturday. Alsina announced the release using a video of twerking cartoon characters from American Dad.
"The definition of entanglement is when you tangle in the sheets," Alsina sang in the snippet. "Girl I know that we don't call it a relationship, but you're still f**king with me."
Ross then follows up with his part in the song.
"Shawty leaning on my shoulder, questioning my willpower. Jaded by her beauty but her reputation real solid," he rapped.
In an interview with Vulture, the singer said he doesn't know why the word has received so much attention.
"If you look up the definition of 'entanglement,' it is a complex and difficult relationship. It was exactly that," Alsina said. "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."
The New Orleans native said he had to speak out about his relationship with Pinkett Smith because it affected his business relationships.
"People look at me 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," Alsina told Vulture. "That’s really the only reason I felt the need to speak my truth. A lot of those people in partnerships came back around and apologized like, 'Oh, I’m sorry, my bad. I really didn’t know.'"
The singer first discussed his relationship with Pinkett Smith in an interview last month.
"I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation," Alsina said in an interview with radio host Angela Yee. "Due to the transformation from their marriage to a life partnership that they have spoken on several times, and not involving romanticism, he gave me his blessing."
Reps for Pinkett Smith released a statement after Alsina’s interview with Yee, denying Smith gave his blessing for the relationship, Vulture reported.
The 27-year-old artist recently released an album titled The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy, according to Complex. Alsina also published a YouTube documentary series titled stateofEMERGEncy: The Rise of August Alsina, which focuses on his personal life.