A couple of weeks ago when the entire world was discussing August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith, Rick Ross made headlines by offering the maligned New Orleans singer advice during the biggest moment of his career.
The conversation apparently shifted offline and into the studio as August released a new OG Parker-produced single with the Miami MC titled — no drumroll necessary — “Entanglements” on Sunday (July 19).
“Entanglements, is when you tangled in them sheets/Entanglements, is when you’re tangled up with me/Entanglements (The number one’s here, it’s the Biggest), is when you’re gettin’ in too deep,” August croons on the chorus while interpolating The Notorious B.I.G.’s “What’s Beef” (a track also recently sampled by Meek Mill). The latter portion of his contribution also references pulling up on a love interest while her actual lover is nowhere to be found.
While the song’s origins are clear, Rozay also drops plenty of Easter Eggs in his lyrics to keep the topic saucy.
“Shawty leanin’ on my shoulder, got her questionin’ my willpower/Jaded by her beauty, but her reputation real solid,” he quips within the opening bars of his verse while later dropping, “Tell you all my darkest stories, promise that you won’t depart/Keys to over forty cars, left me with a broken heart/Still I gotta get around, favorite artist was 2Pac.”
August released his third studio album on June 25, in which the infamous interview circulated around his high-profile situation with the Red Table Talk creator. However, the musical rollout didn’t experience the level of gravity his new single floated through the trending topics with — and the response is evident.
Listen to August Alsina and Rozays “Entanglements” above and check out some of the fevered reactions to the song below.
This #entanglements song by @AugustAlsina & @RickRoss is disrespectful AF……….
but it slaps tho pic.twitter.com/NxnsgzVk44
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) July 19, 2020
This nigga Ross said “shawty leanin on my shoulder got her questioning her WILL power JADED by her beauty but her reputation real solid” 😩#entanglements pic.twitter.com/Xd0pGLQQwZ
— Tiffani (@_Tiffaaannniii) July 19, 2020
We just gon' have to skip over the entire month of August. Because the way Black Twitter is set up, and with August Alsina being dubbed the messiest side nigga in the world, I just know the jokes are coming.
Will Smith, I'm so sorry in advance for laughing.#Entanglements pic.twitter.com/lZ4S7on8sF
— Juanya' (@JuanyaMoss) July 19, 2020
Rick Ross and August in the studio after their petty lines #entanglements pic.twitter.com/GCzKpqs1P5
— Joyee (@Joymemo3) July 19, 2020
I know who is enjoying the hell of this shit tho old Aunt Viv😂 I know she’s loving the pettiness. #entanglements pic.twitter.com/Cc793maGXO
— #JusticeforBreonnaTaylor🦋 (@Bruhhhhimkb) July 19, 2020
"Don't want no strings attached, you just want a nigga that's gon break ya back" This is a fuckin boppp 😭🔥 #Entanglements pic.twitter.com/K5IqhmG7kM
— 🦋Neisha♍ (@chilllxvibez) July 19, 2020
Yup I think I seen it all in 2020 😂 #entanglements 😪🤦🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/JYxJ8SDEaR
— RDCWORLD1 BURNER (@Rdcworld1Burner) July 19, 2020
Ricky Rosay did that tho 🔥 he came with shade and bars #entanglements pic.twitter.com/FyKy9miggu
— Keira 🦋 (@Keira_Dominique) July 19, 2020
“You left your man to fw me, just to pay him back, don’t you know that’s cold hearted ? GIRL YOU FW A YUNGIN’ I BE DOING SHIT HE LACK 😩😩😩🙌🏽 #AugustAlsina #entanglements pic.twitter.com/2RY86uP0Ag
— • K (@kaehbu) July 19, 2020
Will looking for the car after August already took it: #entanglements pic.twitter.com/Ed0WtLVVPu
— Stream The Product 3 🦋 bitch (@popeyesbiscuitt) July 19, 2020
he said that ain’t my girl but i got the key to the crib and to the car #entanglements pic.twitter.com/kjiy0j8HST
— Stephanie (@Stephvniexo) July 19, 2020
Will introducing Jada back into the streets #entanglements pic.twitter.com/fFOrprG9yU
— cupcake🦋🍂 (@Minaa_xox) July 19, 2020
Jada at home listening to the song like : #entanglements pic.twitter.com/pGD1fhgTOx
— bread crust 🇯🇲 (@hoeleeshitt) July 19, 2020
Drop a gif reaction to Rick Ross & August Alsina’s new song ‘Entanglements’ ⬇️ #Entanglements pic.twitter.com/zURSnQZ1RK
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) July 19, 2020