Who is Whitney Alford?

Whitney Alford was born on 12 May 1986, so under the sign of Taurus, in Compton, California USA. She is a 33-year-old professional make-up artist and esthetician, better known for being the fiancée of Kendrick Lamar, who is considered as one of the greatest rappers of all time.

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How rich is she, as of now?

Whitney Alford’s net worth is over $700,000, earned from the beauty business industry. Moreover, she probably shares the net worth of Kendrick, which is over $18 million.

Early Life, Ethnicity, Nationality, Education

Whitney Alford was raised in a middle-class family by her parents, who work as hair stylists, in her hometown of Compton. She belongs to African-American ethnicity and has American nationality. Whitney went to Centennial High School, a public high school located in Compton ,and upon matriculation enrolled into California State University, Long Beach, from which she earned her B.S. degree in Accounting in 2007.

Professional Career

Whitney Alford is a professional make-up artist and licensed aesthetician, obtaining her license from Make-up Designory in Burbank, California. She has launched her own beautician business, located in Los Angeles, California. Besides that, Whitney provided additional vocals on one of Kendrick’s hit singles, entitled “King Kunta”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Long dark brown hair
  • Dark brown eyes
  • Height – 5ft 8ins (1.73m)
  • Weight – 128lbs (58kgs)

 

Personal Life: Popularity through Relationship with Kendrick Lamar

Whitney Alford met Kendrick Lamar while they were going to the same high school. They initially were good friends, but it didn’t take long for them to start dating. As his career developed and expanded, both of them came into the limelight. She made her first public appearance alongside Kendrick at the 2014 Grammy Awards. During his interview for Billboard, Kendrick Lamar stated that he always says Whitney is his best friend.

He even dedicated one of his songs to her, entitled “Love”. In March of 2015, the paparazzi photographed her with a wedding ring on her left hand, while Kendrick confirmed the proposal when he was interviewed in a radio program a month later. They welcomed their first child, a girl, in July of 2019. The family currently lives in South Bay, California.

Controversy

Following their engagement, Rashida Marie Strober, known as a self-proclaimed Dark Skin Activist, uploaded a Facebook post in which she chastised Lamar regarding his fiancée’s ethnicity, calling him a hypocrite and stating that Whitney is ‘too light-skinned’.

Whitney Alford and Kendrick Lamar

It happened in April of 2015, but the post was soon censored by the application, since many fans criticized her.

Who is Kendrick Lamar? His Short Wiki/Bio

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born on 17 June 1987 under the sign of Gemini, in Compton, California USA, where he was raised alongside five siblings in a poor family, who lived on dole payments in government funded housing. His father, Kenny Duckworth, was a part of the Gangster Disciples gang. Kendrick went to McNair Elementary, and then to Vanguard Learning Center, before attending Centennial High School.

Career Beginnings

Kendrick Lamar’s career started in 2004, when he released the mixtape “Youngest Head Nigga In Charge (Hub City Threat: Minor Of The Year)”, after which he signed with Top Dawg Entertainment, through which he released “Training Day” in 2005. Over the next two years, he collaborated with such famous rappers as Jay Rock and Ya Boy, and by the end of the 2000s, he had also released a self-titled EP, and the mixtape “Overly Dedicated”, which entered the US Billboard 200.

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Rise to Fame: Studio Albums and Hit Singles

Kendrick’s debut studio album out came in 2011, entitled “Section.80”, followed by his second studio album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” (2012), which peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 and topped on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In 2015, he was featured in the single “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift, and then released his third studio album “To Pimp A Butterfly”, and two years later his fourth studio album, “Damn”, both of which topped on the US Billboard 200 and the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Moreover, Kendrick has released over 40 singles, including “Humble”, “Loyalty” featuring Rihanna, and “Pray For Me” featuring The Weeknd. Kendrick is also a part of Black Hippy, a West Coast hip hop group.

Awards

Thanks to his success, Kendrick Lamar has won 13 Grammy Awards in such categories as Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. He also won the 2015 BET Award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, and two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Collaboration in 2015, and Video of the Years in 2017, among others. In 2016 he was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by  “Time” magazine. Moreover, Kendrick won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music for “Damn”.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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