Whitney Alford Wiki: K Dot's Fiancee's Birthday, Ethnicity, Family - All Revealed!
Whitney Alford, age 32, must have minimal idea as to what Kendrick Lamar would be in the years that would follow after the two began first dating back in high school. And rightfully so.
Today, Kendrick’s name is often brought up in the ‘GOAT’ conversations and is, arguably, the greatest - if not the biggest - rapper alive. Nobody, not even his fiance, Whitney, could’ve predicted Kendrick’s trajectory would possibly reach the heights it has reached -- 11 Grammy wins and a Pulitzer Prize.
Through Kendrick Lamar’s journey as a 16-year-old Compton kid to being a pop culture icon, Whitney has been a subject of inspiration for him and more importantly, a source of constant support.
Here, we have assembled some fascinating wikis including birthday, ethnicity and family background on K Dot’s fiance, Whitney.
1. Whitney Alford's Wiki-Like Bio: Family & Birthday.
Limiting the 32-year-old’s identity to her affiliation with her fiance, Kendrick would be undermining all that she has accomplished as a licensed esthetician and makeup artist. Her entrepreneurial exertions should be lauded equally.
Whitney, a Taurus, shares her birthday with Brazilian soccer player, Marcelo, and rapper, Cuban Doll.
Born on 12 May 1986, she along with her family reside in Compton, California -- an LA county known for its gang culture and rich hip-hop lineage.
It’s this idiosyncrasy of the city of Compton that acts like glue that holds its youths together as they search for an escape from gang violence and poverty which has plagued Compton since the crack epidemic of the 1980’s.
Hip-Hop Royalty: Whitney and fiance, Kendrick Lamar is dressed in all black as they pose for red carpet event at 2017 Grammys (Photo: Inquister.com)
Kendrick and Whitney, both crack babies, would find the above mentioned ubiquitous common ground as Compton natives during their time at Centennial High School.
2. Whitney Alford: Inspiration Behind Kendrick Lamar’s Determined & Possibly His Ever-Growing Net Worth
Not soon after getting introduced to each other, the high school sweethearts began dating. While she was focused on making a living as a makeup artist, her fiance made waves in the music industry as a hot prospect with the release of his 2003 coming of age debut mixtape Hub City Threat: Minor Of The Year.
Though there haven’t been many instances of Kendrick mentioning his muse explicitly on his records, a die-hard stan like myself will ask you to paddle back into his catalog and listen to his song titled Determined from his 2009 self-titled EP. In Determined, he raps:
Man, me and my girl split the bucket of KFC. She listening to Drake and all I can say is "Damn. These niggas that much better than me, baby?" I don't think this is meant to be. Cause I'm always losing self esteem. She paused the iPhone then said, "Huh?" I repeated what I said then she replied, "Shut up." You know you the best boy, you gotta keep doing it. But don't forget when you do, just keep you in it. And never listen to what the industry say. Don't be a typical artist, be more like Jay. Russell, Barry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Bob Johnson, Sean Combs, L.A. Reid
Kendrick here ruminates on his early struggles as an aspiring artist and being consoled by his muse, who chimes in with words of encouragement by calling him the best and asking him to persevere.
If anything, Whitney’s advice is foretelling of what was to proceed in years that would follow; It’s 2018, Kendrick has more accolades and classic works than Drake, and they no longer have to share a bucket of KFC, thanks to his earnings -- The Sing About Me rapper is reportedly worth more than $30 million.
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3. Kendrick Lamar Confirms Engagement With Long-Term Girlfriend In The Breakfast Interview
Whitney seems content with working behind her fiance’s shadow. Both she and her fiance maintain a shallow profile; rarely acknowledging each other in the public sphere.
For a rapper, the lines between art and real life get blurry once he puts his creation(read as experience) for public consumption. Kendrick, however, has defied the concept that the lyrics always have to replicate real life.
At times, when he has spoken on Whitney, he had nothing but praised her. Speaking to Billboard in 2015 he said:
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.
Kendrick might have talked too soon about being best friends with Whitney. Because, later that year, Whitney was pictured showing off a massive rock on her left ring finger, fuelling the rumors of an engagement with her long-term beau.
On 3 April 2015 amidst speculations, Kendrick went up to the Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club for an interview to promote his 2015 magnum opus To Pimp a Butterfly and put the sprawling rumors to bed for good after he acknowledged the engagement between the two.
4. Kendrick Lamar Faces Backlash Because Of Whitney Alford's Ethnicity
At the time when Kendrick gave the Breakfast Club interview, he must’ve been oblivious to the fact that his joyous union wouldn’t be received well by a specific section of the black community.
Just Engaged: Kendrick, aged 28, speaks on his recent engagement and music in 2015 Breakfast Club Interview (Video by Complex News)
The so-called Dark Skin Activists took an offense to him getting engaged to a 'light-skinned woman.'
They were quick to label him a hypocrite by prefacing Kendrick’s overtly Afro-centric music based on African-American experience and being someone who’s been an outspoken activist for Black Lives Matter Movement.
Whitney, by the way, is three-quarters black and has always identified as a black woman.
These allegations, however, did very little to deter their relationship as they were rumored to have added Kendrick Lamar Jr. to their family of two in early 2018.
Between the release of his most potent opus to date, To Pimp a Butterfly -- an album littered with black experience, and the allegation that would ensue after his engagement to a woman with a lighter shade of skin, one would be hard pressed to find a more ironical plotline. Fellow poet, Shakespear would be proud.
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