"I heard it’s some shit that’s bound to go down when you got a billion dollars on the elevator, well, of course some s*** was bound to go down when you tangled up with the world’s favorite," the 29-year-old musician sings.
Pinkett Smith famously used the word 'entanglement' when describing her brief relationship with Alsina on her Facebook show, Red Table Talk back in 2020.
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People speculated the song is about the negative media attention Alsina received after his 'entanglement' with the 50-year-old actress was revealed to the public.
"I hear I was canceled, Well let's speak on that, red dot on my back, I became a target," the New Orleans native sings earlier in the song.
The drama between Smith, Pinkett-Smith, and Alsina came to fruition after Pinkett-Smith openly spoke about her relationship on her Facebook show with Smith, leading the public to insert their opinion on the matter.
Both Smith and Pinkett-Smith confirmed they were separated at the time of the relationship.
Social media users responded to Alsina's song on Twitter with some criticism, saying the R&B singer was referencing a situation in order to get more attention.
If you ever want to date a man or woman, make sure it\u2019s not another August Alsina cos your secret is not safe and it would take more than a family meeting to stop this level of stupidity and vindictiveness.. \n\nMy guy wants to write a tell it all book for money.. damn!
— Do2dtun Energy gAD (@Do2dtun Energy gAD)
But fans and Alsina defended Shake The World, saying it was the musician's way of sharing his story and taking back a narrative the media has controlled.
y\u2019all be like \n\n*lemme talk about August Alsina in a situation that has nothing to do with him and make it his fault*\n\nthen get mad at him when he takes control of the narrative. \n\nall of a sudden it don\u2019t got nothing to do with him and he\u2019s attention seeking.
— Swimming, in Circles. (@Swimming, in Circles.)
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