August Alsina talks depression, suicidal thoughts, NOT having a family, and more [VIDEO] 


“Numb” singer, August Alsina, held nothing back as he emotionally spilled guts about his failing relationship with his mother, being blamed for killing his brother shade from social media, contemplating suicide and more during an interview on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club. 


Today, the 23-year-old New Orleans candidly gave drop on the various situations he’s had to grapple with in both his private and public lives. 

Opening up about his inconsistent physical health, his battle with depression (homie painted the walls of his room black), why he posted screenshots of his female cousin accusing him of murder, and explaining why he doesn’t feel like he has a family, August gave his fans a deeper look into the man behind the mic. 


On his female cousin DRAGGING him with accusations that he killed 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 threatening 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.”


August Alsina talks depression, suicidal thoughts, NOT having a family, and more  

“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:


“ 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.”

On groping a woman’s breast on stage in Baton Rouge:

“It was the part where I call a lady on stage. To be honest, when I saw the video I didn’t even know, I had no idea that was even happening. I grabbed her titty. She had this sequin dress on and I couldn’t even feel. I talked to her because that’s what media do…make you out to be a monster. She was actually more upset for me because she was a real fan. Don’t try to corrupt my fans. Do I look like a n*gga who pressed to grab a titty? That moment was very innocent.”

On always being sick:


“I’m just a sickly man and I just have to accept that sh*t. I’m good. I been taking care of myself better than before. Not only that, I’m in a better place spiritually and mentally. The last surgery I had was on my sinuses. I basically couldn’t breathe out one side of my nose, so they had to break it.”
“I feel nothing. I don’t feel anything. It’s just whatever with me at this point. I done been through so much sh*t I just have to play the cards how they come. The industry just amplified it. The industry put my sickness on steroids.”


On doing drugs:

“Let me be clear, I don’t do coke. I don’t snort cocaine.”



Following his interview, August’s mom took to Instagram in response to some of the thing he said about their relationship…


 August Alsina talks depression, suicidal thoughts, NOT having a family, and more 


All we can do is hope Jesus fixes it..


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