August Alsina Talks Lack of Privacy & His Brother with WPGC

by: Ashleigh Demi

WPGC, alongside on-air personalities Mr. Peter Parker and Tony Redz, hosted a private meet and greet on March 24 with singer August Alsina at Gibson Guitar Showroom in northwest Washington, D.C.   Twenty-five people (ironically all ladies) were the lucky winners of last week’s on-air contest.

Before the night’s show, Alsina walked into a secret location, making the crowd of ladies go wild.  The singer began the intimate moment by saying he wasn’t “faded” or intoxicated, he was ” just, super tired” which is why he kept his dark-colored shades on during the interview.  Also tired of talking about rumors, he declined to respond to the rumored tension with Trey Songz.

PICTURES: August Alsina Meet & Greet Photos

But it wasn’t all gossip.  Alsina soon shared an emotional story about the death of his brother, expressing, “I would give up singing just to have [my brother] back.”  His older brother, Melvin La’Branch III, was shot and killed on Aug. 31, 2010, prompting Alsina to get more serious in the industry.

The only downfall for the singer is the transparency between him and the public.  “The worst thing [about being] in the industry are the assumptions and perception [from other people].”  Many people see the way he screws up but the glass doesn’t look both ways.  “You see my F’ ups, but I don’t see yours,” he admitted to the winners.

Alsina concluded the meet and greet by giving credit to rapper Baby, also known as Birdman, of Cash Money Records, saying, “I’m not a rapper.  I stay in my lane, but I actually spoke to Baby recently, and told him he made things possible for me [in the industry].”

In addition to attending the exclusive meet and greet with August Alsina, catered by Tropicana Eatery, the lucky winners also received tickets to the last show of the “Too Good 2 Be T.R.U.” tour with rapper 2 Chainz at The 9:30 Club.

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