Video: August Alsina Talks Apologizing To 106 & Park Host Keisha Chante & Making The Cover Of XXL Magazine Freshman Issue

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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.

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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.

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