Why People Think August Alsina Is Singing About Jada Pinkett on "Nunya"

Throughout the course of the "Nunya" remix, Alsina seemingly makes two references to Jada and the assumed nature of their relationship.

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August Alsina released a remix of Kehlani's track "Nunya" last week, accompanied by a music video in which he illustrates his relationship with a woman who's rejected him but is still trying to keep tabs on his sex life. Speculations have arisen recently that the women Alsina is describing is none other than Jada Pinkett Smith, who the singer has had a close relationship with over the years. 

Alsina appeared on Jada's Red Table Talk last year and got candid about his struggles with addiction and how the Smith family helped him through a particularly rough period. Jada similarly opened up during their exchange, expressing how she's had to confront her battle with sex addiction.

Although their relationship was previously interpreted as platonic, given his "family friend" status with Jada and Will, social media activity and the "Nunya" visuals have prompted many people to speculate that their relationship may be more intimate than many realized. 

In the video for Alsina's version of "Nunya," a text thread between him and a woman named Koren appears, which speculators were quick to point out is Jada's middle name by birth. After singing the line, "You're just an actress putting on a show," he sends a GIF of Jada to the unnamed woman in which she's saying "Oh, so now you gon' front?!"

In addition to the "Nunya" lyrics, last September in celebration of Jada's birthday, Alsina shared a lengthy post in which he refers to the actress as the personification of love, adding that she's the "fortune" in his cookie. 

The detailed and intimate nature of the birthday tribute prompted some to classify the post as inappropriate, since he positions the narrative as if their relationship is sexual. Although it remains unclear what exactly the nature of their relationship is, people were quick to suggest Jada's involvement on Twitter. 

August Alsina clapping Jada's cheeks confirmed? Cold cold world

— su. 🏜️ (@Sungizzle) March 31, 2019

Waiting for Jada to be interviewed by Will on #Redtabletalk about #AugustAlsina pic.twitter.com/za84uCoyuh

— Babe 💋 (@MsGoodNight) March 31, 2019

The two do not follow one another on Instagram, though it's unclear if they had followed each other in the first place.

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