Will Smith has been a trending Twitter topic at least twice this month — and not because of a new movie or guest verse. On Sunday (July 19), the seasoned actor/MC was internet fodder once again after August Alsina’s lyrics to his latest song “Entanglements” were deemed highly disrespectful to Will.
As previously reported, Alsina dropped the song over the weekend, which found the 27-year-old singer taking a deep dive into his affair with Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith. The title itself is a reference to the discussion Jada and Will had on an episode of her Facebook series Red Table Talk in which she refers to her time with Alsina as an “entanglement.”
But the verses are what really set Twitter off. After explaining, “The definition of entanglement (No, oh-woah, oh, oh)/It’s when you’re tangled in the sheets,” Alsina (with the help of Rick Ross) provides intimate details about what went on behind closed doors.
“I’m bein’ honest baby, don’t want no strings attached (Uh-uh)/You just want a nigga that’s gon’ break your back (Break your back),” he sings. “I’m half? No, I ain’t ’bout to play with that (Play with that). You left your man to fuck with me, just to pay him back/Don’t you know that’s cold hearted?
“Once you gone, no comin’ back/Girl, you fuckin’ with a youngin’, I be doin’ shit you like/Don’t do talkin’ when I see you, all your hear’s love sounds/Goin’ round for round, you want a nigga that take you down (This a special bond but it ain’t true).”
Alsina initially defended Jada’s use of the word “entanglement,” telling Vulture, “I don’t know why that word is such an issue. I would agree [with Jada]. If you look up the definition of ‘entanglement,’ it is a complex and difficult relationship. It was exactly that. I think it’s just the language that probably stuck out to people. But I definitely have to agree with it being an entanglement. It definitely was something complicated, a complicated dynamic.”
Releasing a song about it took things to a whole other level, something not lost on Twitter.
Check out some of the reactions below.
— SuperBlanco (@SuperBlanco) July 19, 2020
August Alsina made a song tilted "Entanglements" about Jada and the lyric is disrespectful asf.
Will Smith don suffer oo 😢 pic.twitter.com/8moQfNcxwo
— ᴅᴇᴊɪ xᴏ™ 💦🌍 (@dejiimole) July 19, 2020
Will Smith doesn't deserve all this disrespect, I dey feel second hand embarrassment for the man.
August Alsina na actual bitch nigga.
— Femi Uche🐐 (@iamspreado) July 19, 2020
Somebody tell Will Smith if he needs me to bounce August Alsina for the disrespect I got him! “Entanglements” FUCK OUTTA HERE pic.twitter.com/F1QPVf2GWK
— Lyric Reddick (@LyricReddick) July 19, 2020
Will Smith talking to his staff rn pic.twitter.com/SxUDkrKrWM
— 🇧🇧 Kakarot 🏁 (@_Lawbytheway) July 19, 2020
August Alsina is really petty yo!😂😂
He made a song about entanglements with Rick Ross.
Just peep the lyrics..😭😭
— Chorch Boy⚪ (@Iamharryscene) July 19, 2020
See Will Smith facial expression when August Alsina drops #entanglement feat.Rick Ross,dis Entanglements track would be a pettiest song of d decade. It's quite disrespectful 2 my favorite will Smith.Alsina is igbo guy, he's trying 2 make d best out of bad Entanglement experience. pic.twitter.com/RZLsV6Urff
— HAMID 💎 HUMBLE ENITAN (@amid_temitayo) July 19, 2020
We just gon' have to skip over the entire month of August. Because the way Black Twitter is set up, and with August Alsina being dubbed the messiest side nigga in the world, I just know the jokes are coming.
— Juanya' (@JuanyaMoss) July 19, 2020
Will Smith when August Alsina drops “Entanglement” feat. Rick Ross at midnight pic.twitter.com/QmXaAiKqog
— Nav has 0 good songs 💽💫 (@NavHas0GoodSong) July 19, 2020
August Alsina deserves a double headshot from Deadshot for that song
— Femi Crae (@femicrae) July 19, 2020
— CityGirlLih💕 (@ArieticalLih) July 19, 2020
August really released a song called Entanglement and the lyrics will just give Will sleepless nights. August isn't backing down and man is busy reminding Will how he loves to pin Jada and fuck her. Oh well 🤷♂️
"Real Man" is not a compliment. Will Smith will suffer
— Sir Dickson (@Wizarab10) July 19, 2020
— El-Brainz (@EphriamAkor) July 19, 2020
Will Smith when he finds out August Alsina came out with a song talking about the entanglement and sex with his wife pic.twitter.com/di16iUCydp
— caleb (@palepikachu) July 19, 2020
— SpicyFlour (@SpicyFlour2) July 18, 2020
*August Alsina makes a whole diss track bout dicking down Jada*
Will Smith: pic.twitter.com/JbgcKZWZRY
— Jimmy (@jimmy_koski) July 19, 2020
Will smith realising that the next month is August. https://t.co/a8yibG5ReP
— ansh (@anshkkofficial) July 19, 2020
— 🐝 (@CrownMeQueen_Be) July 19, 2020
Will Smith has 48 hours to respond with a diss track ft. Keke. The people are waiting😭
— Queen🇭🇹 (@ismashdrums) July 19, 2020