Kendrick Lamar has had an amazing year with eleven Grammy Award nominations and he is one of the richest rappers on the scene, with an estimated net worth of $18 million. So, what’s the detail with Lamar? Is he married? Does he have a girlfriend? Sorry, ladies, but Lamar has a longtime love and fiancee named Whitney Alford. Get the info on the couple in our 5 Fast Facts below.
1. Alford Was Lamar’s High School Sweetheart
Lamar says that everyone who is around him has been by his side since “day one.” This goes for his fiancee who was actually his high school sweetheart.
2. Lamar Revealed Their Engagement News Via a Radio Interview
In April 2015, Lamar revealed that he was engaged on a radio show. Check out the cute interview above as Lamar says he is “loyal to the soil.”
3. When It Comes to His Relationship, Lamar Likes to Keep Things Private
Despite his public persona, Lamar actually likes to keep his personal life private. In the same radio interview that revealed his engagement news, it was also explained that Lamar had previously asked the Breakfast Club radio show to not ask him relationship questions. He handled the situation well though.
4. Alford’s “Blackness” Was Questioned When News of Her Engagement to Lamar Came Out
Apparently, there was a bit of an uproar when news of Lamar’s engagement began to spread. Some fans questioned Alford’s “blackness”, according to Clutch Mag, creating a racial issue. Clutch Mag Online reported that:
Alford has always defined herself as being a Black woman. Her mother is biracial and her father is Black. It’s not her fault she’s light.
5. Lamar Refers to Alford as His “Best Friend”
Lamar actually doesn’t like to call Alford his girl because he feels she is so much more than that. Lamar told Billboard:
I wouldn’t even call her my girl. That’s my best friend. I don’t even like the term that society has put in the world as far as being a companion — she’s somebody I can tell my fears to.