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August Alsina’s new song seemingly addresses his relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith

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August Alsina has entered the chat. 

The singer dropped a new track Tuesday, called “Shake the World,” and that’s just what he might be trying to do.

The new song comes at time when conversation around “the slap” — Will Smith smacking Chris Rock in the face at the Oscars, in case you somehow missed it — is still at an all-time high. 

The first verse of August’s song goes, “I heard I was cancelled (Hmm) // Well, let’s speak on that // Red dot on my back, I became a target // And I’m flawed but flawless, that’s what makes me August.”

He continues on with lyrics that seem to reference Jada Pinkett Smith, with whom he’s alleged to had have an affair, as well as the Solange/Jay-Z elevator incident, saying, “I heard it’s some s*** that’s bound to go down when you got a billion dollars on the elevator // Well, of course some s*** was bound to go down when you tangled up with the world’s favorite (Ah-ooh) // (Movin’ on).”

Pinkett Smith, 50, has admitted to past dealings with Alsina, 29, referring to the relationship as an “entanglement” on an episode of her Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk. When the episode aired back in July 2020, Alsina capitalized on the moment, dropping a similar tell-all track featuring Rick Ross, called “Entanglements.”

To promote the most recent, controversial yet arguably smart business move, Alsina posted a snippet of the new track on Instagram saying, “‘SHAKE THE WORLD’ is out now, available for streaming. Click the Link in my bio to listen.”

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