Titled “Entanglements,” Alsina taps Rick Ross for a hot partnership featuring multiple shots of fire on his old flame, Pinkett Smith. Published by up-and-coming songwriter Derrick Milano, lines like “That ain’t my girl, but I got the key to the crib and to the car” and “You left your man just to f— with me and break his heart” reside on the rocky anthem.
Alsina also quips on the sense of entanglement on the hook of the single, singing: “The definition of entanglement is when you’re tangled in the sheets.”
Pinkett Smith felt the attention of the Red Table Talk as she wanted to downplay her relationship with Alsina and referred to it as an “entanglement.” Upon being asked to expand on her comment by her husband, Will Smith, Pinkett Smith said: “Yes, it was a relationship, absolutely. I was in a lot of pain and I was very broken,” she said. “Now in the process of that relationship, I definitely realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself.”
She also explained why, after her breakup with Smith, she searched after August. “That idea of needing to fix, being drawn to people that need help. Whether it’s your health or whether it’s your addictions, there’s something about that childhood trauma that feels as though it can be fixed through fixing people, versus fixing me.”