August Alsina's hit single "I Luv This Shit" became even bigger hit when he enlisted Trey Songz and Chris Brown for the remix. While talking to Rap-Up, the singer explained how the mix came about, and revealed he wasn't cool with Trey Songz, despite having him on the remix.
Alsina said that Trey reached out initially about the record. However, something turned sour between the two, as Alsina then said, "I don’t really fuck with Trey right now. We don’t get along right now." The New Orleans native continued, "We ain’t on the same page. He did some other shit and we just don’t rock."
He explained somewhat further, making the claim that Trey is fake, "Like I tell people all the time, show me that you’re this person on day one… You should always be that person. We were supposed to have a show together and it just went left ’cause I can’t deal with niggas’ egos and attitudes ’cause I’m just a real nigga comin’ through and I’m rockin’."
"Once niggas go to talkin’ a certain type of way, that shit ain’t gon’ fly with me and that’s all that was and I just had to not do the show ’cause I can’t stand on side of a nigga if I really got something that I feel in my heart. It just ain’t gon’ work, so I just had to dip and we didn’t do it, but it is what it is."
For a while, Trey remained silent on the topic, refusing to speak on it until the beef was settled.
"We had a discrepancy and he didn’t know how to deal with that," said Trey. "He hasn’t been in the situation where he has to answer the same question a million times, that’s frustration.
"He probably said some things he really didn’t mean. Out of pressure. I really care about him. He got a lot going on in his life outside of music and I know that about him. So, I didn’t feel the need to speak out against him."
The beef came to a public end when August and Trey performed "I Love This Shit" live at the BET Awards.