August Alsina, ex-boyfriend of Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, has found himself in a violent “entanglement” with fellow R&B singer Tory Lanez.
Blood seeping from his bottom lip, Alsina, 30, took to social media on Sunday to claim Lanez, 30, sucker punched him after an unharmonious encounter at a Chicago concert hall over the weekend.
Footage of the moments leading up to the singers’ contentious confrontation had surfaced on Instagram by Monday morning.
In the clip, which was posted by @YouCan_This and has amassed more than 37,000 views, bystanders are heard persuading the man, alleged as Lanez, not to engage in violence with Alsina since he’s “already shot Megan [Thee Stallion].” Lanez is currently facing charges of felony assault and carrying an unregistered firearm for the July 2020 shooting of the rap queen. He has not been convicted.
Lanez’s recent scuffle with Alsina, however, allegedly stems from the latter’s much-storied sexual relationship with Pinkett Smith, 51.
“As I’m exiting the building after the show last night, a 4-foot-11 leprechaun ran down on me with 8 oversized security n—-,” Alsina explained in the caption of an Instagram share Sunday. The post featured a battered Alsina leaning against the walls of an elevator, bleeding from his mouth.
“Tory continues to ask…why I didn’t dap him up,” continued the “Entanglement” crooner. “I go on to tell him I was a fan of him and didn’t understand him speaking on my business publicly in the past.”
Back in July 2020, Lanez, née Daystar Peterson, released a snippet of a song on which he voiced his desire to have sex with Pinkett Smith. In the ditty, he vowed to never “snitch” on the married movie star for her infidelities, as Alsina had done.
Based on the shady lyric, Alsina assumed Lanez “didn’t like” him, according to his Instagram post.
Pinkett Smith’s ex also claimed that, owing to his list of health issues — including a recent bout of partial paralysis — doctors had advised him not to shake hands with too many folks while on tour in order to reduce his exposure to “corona & monkey pox.”
Alsina went on to allege that Lanez took a puff of “cocaine”-laced cannabis before he punched him in the face, ran behind an armed security guard and fled the scene.
“There was never a ‘fight,’” Alsina concluded. “Simply an assault.”
Representatives for Alsina did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for a comment.
Lanez, however, denied any involvement in the incident. “I don’t know what everybody talking about…But I’ve been in the studio,” he said via Instagram.
“I’m not in anything negative,” Lanez continued, punctuating his purported guiltlessness with halo-emojis. “I’ve been working on myself and being a better person.”
Spokespersons for Lanez were also unavailable to provide The Post with a comment.