I think it’s safe to say that newcomer August Alsina is one of the few people in this industry that is not afraid to speak his mind.
The R&B singer recently stopped by HOT 97 radio station in New York, and he was brutally honest about a lot of topics that has landed him in the blog headlines lately.
During the interview he opened up about his altercation with 106 & Park host Keshia Chante. He also talked about his beef with Trey Songz and how blogs ignore the positive stories while highlighting the drama.
And speaking of the New Orleans native he also chatted about being the first R&B singer to appear on XXL’s freshman issue:
“I’m honored because I’m setting a new standard and that’s history made for me ’cause I done opened up the door for some many other people. When I went to XXL, they was saying the same thing. ‘Nah. You’re not a rapper. This is Hip-Hop dominated.’ Honestly, I don’t know what’s going on in the world of music because you got singers that’s rapping and rappers that’s singing.”
Check out a few more highlights and the full interview below:
On cursing out 106 & Park host Keshia Chante:
I wasn’t mean. Here’s the thing. People get honesty and mean mixed up nowadays. You can say that now [that I didn’t have to curse at her], but if you put me in a position…that’s how I felt. I went back to BET yesterday and that’s exactly what I said. [Keshia] was like, ‘I didn’t mean to disrespect you’ and I was like, ‘Well it wasn’t my intention to disrespect you.’ Before this conversation, I felt how I felt and I spoke on how I felt and I don’t take back nothing that I said.
I think sometimes people can be set up and people are just, quote unquote, doing their job.
I speak from my heart, I got a big f-ckin’ mouth. It just is what it is. I don’t know how to change that, but in our reality, what I said was never about me trying to belittle the next n-gga or cause a problem with the next n-gga. It’s just, ‘This is how I feel.’ And I’m the idiot because I said what I said thinking.
On his beef with Trey Songz:
We don’t have a problem. I just talked to Trey. I think I was in Miami with Jeezy and he got on the line with Jeezy and I holla’d at him. The thing is, I choose to tell you what I wanna tell you and the rest of it just ain’t your motherf-ckin’ business. Period.
What it is, especially with this industry, so many motherf-ckers running around here claiming, ‘I’m the realest n-gga! I’m this and I’m that’ and when somebody actually say something that’s real, then it becomes, ‘You’re an asshole. You’re a jerk. You ain’t got no media training.’
Where I come from, when n-ggas beef, n-ggas die. People throw that ‘beef’ word around too loosely.
Spotted @ NB