Jada Emotionally Helps Singer, August Alsina, Reveal His Severe Disease To Fans

Posted On : May 31, 2017

ILOSM fam’ we all can use a good shoulder to lean on every now and then and for singer, August Alsina, his good friend, Jada Pinkett Smith, was that shoulder for him recently. *Scroll to bottom to see Jada’s and Augusts’ emotional interview clips*

Jada Pinkett-Smith and singer, August Alsina

Some of us Old Schoolers may not be very familiar with the 25 year old cat who burst onto the R&B scene few years ago, so let us first catch you up to speed on who he is. He’s the 25 year old New Orleans, La. bred singer who released his first album in 2015 through Def Jam Records. His hit, “I Luv This Sh*t” is still heating up the airwaves…

He’s also the young brotha who was rumored to be dating Jada’s mother, earlier this year (2017), after photos surfaced of him on family vacations with the Smith family. The rumor really caught steam when August posted a photo online of just he and Jada’s mom, with a caption that read “date night.” It turns out, Jada refers to him as her close friend and he has been pictured quite often with Jada and her family for about two years now.

August Alsina on “date night” with Jada Pinkett-Smith’s mother (April 2017)

Now, in an emotional interview, Jada is helping August talk to his fans and reveal the real cause behind his frequent health issues that have had many of his fans concerned. He collapsed on stage a couple years ago, then he was in a coma and shortly after that, he revealed that he was going blind and had to have some type of surgery during his hospitalization.

Jada and August Alsina with Jada and Will Smith’s kids, Willow and Jaden

Sadly, Jada and August have finally revealed that he has a very severe level of kidney disease, which runs in his family. August admitted, in the interview, that he didn’t want to tell his fans initially, because he didn’t want sympathy.


He posted two videos of his conversation with Jada to Instagram. In his first caption, he expressed gratitude for Jada taking the time to help him through this:

@augustalsina: Sat down with my favorite person on planet earth to have one of the most HEALING conversations.. I hope it’s as healing for you as it was for us. I pray that you not only hear me but you FEEL me. This shall soon come. #DRUGS

In the second caption he asked his fans for forgiveness and support:

@augustalsina: Please excuse my defense mechanism in this clip..
I’m sicker than ever & having a hard time accepting what I feel & what the Doctors are saying is most true. After sitting down and talking with my fathers mother and sister.. They explained to me that sickness & illness runs in my family. My father & grandfather both died of severe illness. 😞😒 but they were FIGHTERS & that’s all that matters. 💪🏽✨✨✨ Just ride with me is all I ask.


Keeping August Alsina in our thoughts and prayers as he fights toward a full recovery from his illness.