Posted April 2, 2014 by Unique in Media

August Alsina Tells Arsenio Hall How His Late Brother Inspired Him & Why He Got ‘Self Made’ Tattooed on his face

Before hitting the stage to perform for Arsenio last night August Alsina talks to the talk show about his humble beginnings, how his brothers passing affected him and the two reason he got ‘Self Made’ tattooed on his face .

On his beginnings:

I’m from New Orleans, and I gotta say, it’s a blessing to be here…I know where I come from…You know I think life is about the decisions you make and sometimes decision are made for yo and you don’t have a choice. Cuz as a youngin’ your reality is your reality by default, you don’t get to choose your parents…..That’s what it was for me….If you don’t accept something, you gotta do what you gotta do to get it….

On his ‘Self Made’ Tattoo:

For me, what it was…I know that for a fact, that I can’t go get no job, at a fast food restaurant, nowhere, with these tattoos on my face

How his Late Brother inspired him:

So I know I had to uh, to go and get it and that’s what I’m doing. I’m at one of my lowest points in my life and …. it was like my brother told me, ‘You a self made such and such. You make your situation, don’t let your situation make you and that’s where these come from

Watch his full interview below.