Following the social media frenzy that stemmed from the Red Table Talk between Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith about her “entanglement” with August Alsina, Will is finally clearing up what really happened in this moment that went viral.
On Monday (Oct. 5), Will Smith and his family were honored by Bring Change 2 Mind, an organization created by Robin William’s family to celebrate the actor and comedian who died in 2014. During the 11-minute video, the 52-year-old rapper turned actor explained what happened during the taping of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Tabel Talk. Despite allegations from fans claiming that the Fresh Prince had been sad or crying, the couple suggests Will’s looks of anguish are actually just fatigue.
“It was midnight,” Will began. “We were shooting at midnight because we were trying to rush to the airport in the morning and I was tired. “
As the brief conversation between the life partners continued, the “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” rhymer went on to talk about how he encouraged Jada to reshoot the entire episode, which aired in July.
“I said reshoot it, but it played out, everybody’s like poor Will. “
The comments made on the Will Smith meme come nearly four months after August Alsina claimed he had a close and intimate relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith, which Will was aware of.
“I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation, due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership that they’ve spoken on several times, and it, you know, not involving romanticism,” The Product III: State of Emergency singer said. “He gave me his blessing and I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her.”
The claims made by the 28-year-old R&B singer lead the family to address all the accusations made. Jada admitted to having a relationship with him while she and Will were separated.
Will and Jada joke about the Red Table Talk memes start at the 00:20 second mark.
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