March 7, 2023 | 14:15
Yes, August Alsina — the singer who was the other half of Jada Pinkett Smith’s romantic “entanglement” — saw Chris Rock’s comedy special. And he thought it was “funny”.
“August saw the Netflix special and he laughed,” a source told The Post. “He found it not only funny, but truthful. That was the best part for him.”
On Saturday, Rock finally went public with his thoughts on being beaten by Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars with “Selective Outrage,” his straight-to-Netflix comedy special.
In it, Rock speculated that Smith hit him not only over his joke about Pinkett Smith’s baldness (comparing the actress, who has alopecia, to “GI Jane”), but because Smith unleashed built-up anger over his affair with Alsina.
“Everybody in the world called him a bitch,” Rock said of Smith. “Everybody. Everybody. And who’s he hit? Me. A n—a he knows he could hit. That’s some shit.”
The source suggested that in Alsina’s eyes, Rock was right.
– Many have spoken against it [Alsina]”, the source said. “So he was happy to see that Chris Rock seemed to be speaking the truth and not just making a joke.”
As Rock raved about Smith during the stand-up special: “His wife was the f–king’s son’s friend.”
Page Six previously reported that Alsina, now 30, and Pinkett Smith, 51, met in 2015 at the Wire Festival in London, where Smith’s children, Willow and Jaden, performed.
The singer quickly became a friend of the family, even going on vacation the next year with the couple and their children in Hawaii.
But rumors started swirling when Alsina and Pinkett Smith were photographed looking loved up at the 2017 BET Awards.
“People were speculating,” the source said. “And [Will and Jada] has a very unique understanding. August was right when he said he had a conversation with Will. It was a blessing given.”
In June 2020, Alsina told Angela Yee, host of “The Breakfast Club” that he “sat down with Will and had a conversation because of the transformation from [the Smiths’] marriage with life partnership … he gave me his blessing.”
A few days later, Pinkett Smith confirmed the “entanglement” in a discussion with Smith on her Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk” — but told her husband she didn’t consider it a “transgression” because the couple were on a break at the time.
“I was done with your ass,” Will said at the time.
Looking back on it all, the source told The Post, “[Pinkett Smith] definitely downplayed a four-year relationship. It wasn’t an entanglement. And that’s what made it so unfortunate. [Alsina] did not drag them into any interviews. There was no scandal. It was just [Alsina] tell your truth and get your life back.
“He actually got sick of it [the stress of the romance]. Physically ill.”
Rock seems to think the stress of it all got to Smith, too
“Everyone in here has been deceived. None of us have ever been interviewed by the person who tricked us, on TV. None of us,” Rock said during his special.
“Like, ‘Hey, I sucked someone else’s dk. How did that make you feel?’