Angie Martinez Talks To Kyle Harvey About August Alsina ’106 & Park’ Outburst [Video]
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Last week singer August Alsina made an appearance on BET’s 106 and Park to promote his debut album, Testimony, when an on-camera interaction with host Keshia Chante put the New Orleans native in the hot seat.
It’s been widely reported that the R&B newcomer has beef with the more established Trey Songz (although Trey appeared on August’s “I Love This” remix), and reportedly, before cameras rolled, he told the BET team that he wouldn’t speak about their rivalry. Chante decided to press the matter on live TV, which Alsina replied sternly: “I told y’all we weren’t going to talk about this sh*t backstage.”
Chante was visibly shocked by the curt response, but veteran hip-hop DJ Angie Martinez, of Hot 97 fame, believed the 106 and Park host held her own.
“I think she handled it like a G. She didn’t get too flustered and pushed through it,” said Martinez. “I”m sure she learned a lesson.”
One of August’s more endearing qualities is his ability to be unapologetically honest with his fans. That same trait may not win him many fans in the media, but Martinez still believes he’ll have time to get his career on the right track.
“I worry that’ll cause him a few problems down the road or with BET, but he’s a good kid. I think he has a bright future, but you know he’s a little rough around the edges. Incidents like this may happen,” she said.