ATLANTA, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 13: Angela Yee speaks onstage during day 2 of REVOLT Summit x AT&T Summit on September 13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Angela Yee recently opened up about her infamous interview with August Alsina where he claimed that he and Jada Pinkett Smith had a Will Smith-approved affair.

Yee told the Jasmine Brand that she feels the R&B crooner told his story to heal his broken heart.“I think the main thing was- let’s not forget this was somebody who thought they were in a situation, and his feelings were hurt,” Yee said. “And you can’t negate that someone’s feelings were hurt, and they wanted to tell their story.”

“And I feel like there’s so much more he could’ve said, and the details are still kept private. The fact is, they were in an entanglement – or whatever you wanna call it – and it is what it is. Will knew about it,” Yee continued.

“It wasn’t a secret. He wasn’t messing up their marriage. August went through a lot…if that’s what he had to do to heal himself- to tell the world, ‘This is what happened to me,’ then it is what it is.”

As we previously reported, Jada Pinkett Smith responded to Angela Yee’s and August Alsina’s interview with a special “Red Table Talk” episode, in which the actress called their relationship an “entanglement,” after Will Smith pushed her to define it.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 25: August Alsina (L) and Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2017 BET Awards at Staples Center on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

“‘Red Table Talk’ is known for telling the truth about things. And so, if this is part of your truth, then you should tell it. It was the best-rated show they ever had on Facebook Watch!” Angela Yee said of the episode.

“The biggest episode they ever had!…I think he was very respectful in the way that he told the story. He wasn’t like, ‘F— that hoe!’ He was just like, ‘I was in love. I had deep feelings.’ She probably didn’t have a choice…”

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – SEPTEMBER 25: Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith on stage during the Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films “Gemini Man” Budapest concert at St Stephens Basilica Square on September 25, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

“It’s a lesson learned for everybody. And also, I just wanna say people have all types of situations when it comes to their relationships and their marriages. They have times where they take a break, and things happen…none of this should be a surprise,” Yee concluded.

“For some reason, it’s such a big story. I didn’t think it was gonna be as crazy as it was…I think everybody knew they were in this relationship. It was not a surprise.”

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.