D.L. Hughley Calls Jada Pinkett Smith’s Relationship With August Alsina ‘Predatory’

Jada Pinkett Smith’s relationship with August Alsina continues to take on a life of its own and remains a hot topic amongst pop culture discussions. The latest to give his take on Pinkett Smith and Alsina is comedian D.L. Hughley. Like a few other celebrities, Hughley condemns Pinkett Smith for her part in the affair, calling her involvement “predatory.”

D.L. Hughley and Will Smith
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D.L. Hughley says Jada Pinkett Smith’s relationship with August Alsina is ‘predatory’

Hughley is not a fan of Jada’s “entanglement” with Alsina. Both Alsina and Jada admit that Alsina befriended the Smith family during a time when he was most in need. At the time, he was addicted to prescription drugs and seeking help for emotional trauma. The Smith family offered to assist him.

Alsina befriended the family through his friendship with Jaden, Will and Jada’s youngest son. For that reason, coupled with Alsina’s health and mental state at the time, Hughley categorizes Jada’s relationship with Alsina as “predatory.”

August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith
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“I’m not in anyone’s relationship business but when they [Will and Jada] were saying, ‘He was mentally sick and he was emotionally sick’ – that’s predatory,” Hughley tells Vlad TV in a new interview. 

Hughley continues: “If you’re sick, physically ill, he’s emotionally [ill] – and then the damage you do, like this dude [Alsina] was talking about killing himself,” Hughley says. “It isn’t just you having an affair or whatever you do, it’s that in your wake because you felt bad, that dude [Alsina] was f**ed up behind it.”

Other celebrities have echoed D.L. Hughley’s thoughts about Jada Pinkett Smith’s relationship with August Alsina

Hughley isn’t the only one who’s been critical of Jada relationship with Alsina. LisaRaye McCoy condemns Jada for the relationship because of the age difference between her and Alsina. She also agrees Alsina was not in a good emotional state.

“I think and I feel that he [Alsina] was a baby,” McCoy said during a conversation on the Cocktails with Queens segment of Out Loud with Claudia Jordan.

She continues: “Now I’m all for if you want to date somebody younger, go for it. But because of his circumstance and why in which he came to her, wounded and hurt, and in her lap…how in the hell did he get from off her lap, and then you [Smith] got onto the d**k? I don’t understand.”

Jada Pinkett Smith
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The Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne Tha God believes the same sentiments. While discussing Jada’s Red Table Talk episode in which she gives her side of the story, Charlagamange says Jada took advantage of Alsina during his darkest moment.

“Jada Pinkett Smith was dead a** wrong,” he says. “August Alsina, that young man came to her broken, in need of healing, and her response is ‘I wanted to feel good, I hadn’t felt good in a long time’ so you slept with him? Nevermind how that young man is feeling, you know? You just gotta get yours? That is the epitome of toxic behavior.”

Both Jada and Alsina say they still deeply care about each other and that the relationship was a learning experience.