August Alsina opens up on issues
Singer August Alsina has been in the news recently over his family issues, and he talked about them and more in an interview with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club.
The Numb singer, whose sophomore album, This Thing Called Life drops on the 11th of December, also spoke about fighting depression.
Excerpts from the interview below.
On his female cousin popping off on him in a text and accusing him of killing his brother:
“I posted that to put other people on game to see how it is out here. That’s not a he that’s a SHE. Everybody feel like I should do this and do that for them and they are just angry. I can’t do nothing about that. The people that’s suppose to be here for you, I don’t have that aspect in my life. It’s ROUGH when your own people can talk to you like that.”
On his cousin saying she was going to expose him:
“All that sh*t about exposing me or whatever. It’s nothing you can tell the world about me because they already know. I live my truth so that you can’t use that sh*t against me. This fame sh*t has my family going a whole different f*cked up direction. What they don’t understand, ain’t no coming from that sh*t. The same person texted me back after that message like ‘Oh, we family, we not suppose to hold grudges against each other. And I still love you.’ Man, f*ck you b*tch. I can’t f*ck with you.”
On not having family:
“To be honest, I don’t have no family. I’m my family. It’s just me. I have my brother, but he figuring his life out. I got my nieces, that’s my family.”
On his strained relationship with his mom:
“My mom is a queen for one reason, she gave me life and she raised me. I can never take that away from my mom. We all have issues.”
“My mom is my mom. I don’t expect people to really understand the situation with my mom and her kids. Sometimes we go years, months without talking to her. I applaud my mom for doing all that she has done for us as a parent, but I think that sometimes the mother side gets pushed to the side. I just imagine me having a kid and my kid being an artist and in a song my child sings ‘I try to buy my mama love she don’t appreciate me.’ My reaction isn’t to go online to explain myself to the world. My reaction is…let me see what’s wrong with my child because I’m the parent and you’re the child. I feel like a regular person to my mom, not her son.”
On having suicidal thoughts:
“I have thoughts about that sh*t. I just remember being super, overly depressed. Not knowing how to deal with the sh*t. Not having a mother to talk to, my father is dead. I don’t have anyone out here to teach me sh*t. I’m doing all this on my own. I went through so many surgeries, my mama didn’t even check on a n*gga. I’m damn near dead and losing my vision and you don’t check on your kid? It teached me when I have a child is when I’ll have a family. That’s why I put “Song Cry” out. This is my truth. People can take that as depressing or looking for attention, but I’m just giving you my reality. Everybody else is out here living this fantasy world.”
On if he still feels like he wants to kill himself:
“[Pause] Hmm..I don’t know man. I’m just kind of all over the place. I’m not just out here moping and depressed. We alive. We breathing.”