Some advice. August Alsina encouraged fans to “choose peace” after Will Smithslapped Chris RockAt the 2022 Oscars
The “No Love” singer, 29, shared a lengthy Instagram post about his art on Tuesday, March 29, two days after the AliActor, 53 years old, got into an altercation at the 94th Academy Awards with comedian, 57.
“Choose peace,” Alsina began his post. “Trusting that life’s intricate puzzle pieces 🧩 are all forming together for the greater good and mastering of the seasonally sometime chaotic nature of your life’s art piece that’s being formed and painted by birthing life to your internal masterpiece; grown through external chaos-metamorphosing alchemy, dark turned 2 light and beauty within.”
In July 2020, Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, confirmed that she had an “entanglement” with Alsina during a period when she and her husband were separated. “It was a relationship. I was in a lot of pain, I was very broken,” the Magic Mike XXLstar, 50, spoke during an episode Red Table TalkI was at the time. “In the process of that relationship, I definitely realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself.”
A month prior, the Texas native claimed that Will had previously had an affair. Jada is Will’s wife of 17 years. “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,” Alsina said during an interview with The Breakfast ClubIn June 2020. “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 OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.”
In his Instagram post on Tuesday, the R&B crooner said that he is a “Walking Billboard & Network Simply Desiring To Televise & Broadcast Love,” adding that he’s “trying to keep a clean heart out here.”
Alsina’s post came one day after Will apologized for hitting Rock during the Oscars ceremony. “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive,” the King RichardActor wrote via Instagram Monday, March 28, “My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.”
Rock joked that Jada looked like a star in a movie while presenting the award for best documentary film on Sunday, March 27. G.I. JaneDue to her close-cropped haircut, sequel The Girls TripStar has been open about her struggle with hair loss in the past.
Jada spoke out via social media two days following the incident. “This is a season for healing and I’m here for it,” read an Instagram quote she shared on Tuesday.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AAMPS) is currently conducting an investigation into the altercation.