• Whitney Alford is a professional make-up artist and esthetician, better known for being the fiancée of Kendrick Lamar
• Her estimated net worth is over $700,000, plus she likely shares Kendrick's estimated net worth of over $18 million
• She was born in 1986 in Compton, California, and obtained her B.S. degree in Accounting in 2007
• She and Kendrick have been together since high school and welcomed their first child in 2019
• She was involved in a controversy after their engagement when a self-proclaimed Dark Skin Activist criticized their relationship



Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 17, 1987
FactHis third album "To Pimp A Butterfly" is the highest rated rap album in Metacritic and the 4th highest ranked album of all time with a score of 96/100.


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.

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.

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”.

General Info

Full NameKendrick Lamar
Date Of BirthJune 17, 1987
Height1.65 m
Weight148 pounds
ProfessionLyricist, Rapper, Songwriter, m.A.A.d city, Alright, Bitch, Don?'t Kill My Vibe, Indio, CA, United States, Miami, FL, United States
EducationCentennial High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

ParentsKenny Duckworth, Paula Oliver, m.A.A.d city, Alright, Bitch, Don?'t Kill My Vibe
PartnerWhitney Alford, Whitney Alford

Accomplishments

AwardsGrammy Award for Best Rap Album, Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration, BET Award for Best Collabo...
Music GroupsBlack Hippy
NominationsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, MTV Video Music Award ...

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1His third album "To Pimp A Butterfly" is the highest rated rap album in Metacritic and the 4th highest ranked album of all time with a score of 96/100.
2His mother gave him the name "Kendrick" in honor of singer "Eddie Kendricks".
32Pac, The Notorious B.I.G, Eminem, Jay-Z and Nas are his 5 favorite artists.

Pictures

Movies

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Intern2015/Iperformer: "i" / writer: "i"
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014-2015TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Ballers2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
BET Awards 20152015TV Movie performer: "Alright" / writer: "Alright"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2014 lyrics - 1 episode, 2014
Taylor Swift: Bad Blood2015Video short performer: "Bad Blood" / writer: "Bad Blood"
The Brit Awards 20152015TV Special writer: "All Day"
Rap Critic Reviews2012-2015TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Colbert Report2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2013 - 2014 writer - 3 episodes, 2013 - 2014
Waterloo Road2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kendrick Lamar: I2014Video short performer: "I" / writer: "I"
Red Band Society2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
No Good Deed2014/Iperformer: "Let Us Move On" / writer: "Let Us Move On"
Think Like a Man Too2014performer: "Give It 2 U" / writer: "Give It 2 U"
Million Dollar Arm2014performer: "What Lies Beneath" / writer: "What Lies Beneath"
The Amazing Spider-Man 22014performer: "It's On Again" / writer: "It's On Again"
Divergent2014performer: "Backwards" / writer: "Backwards"
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV Special performer: "Radioactive", "m.A.A.d City"' / writer: "m.A.A.d City"'
American Music Awards 20132013TV Special performer: "Swimming Pools Drank", "Poetic Justice" / writer: "Swimming Pools Drank", "Poetic Justice"
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "ILLuminate", "A.D.H.D.", "Hood Gone Love It", "Swimming Pools drank", "Collard Greens" / writer: "ILLuminate", "A.D.H.D.", "Swimming Pools drank", "Collard Greens"
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV Special performer: "Give It 2 U" / writer: "Give It 2 U"
Saints Row IV2013Video Game performer: "Swimming Pools Drank" / writer: "Swimming Pools Drank"
The Hangover Part III2013performer: "F**kin' Problems" / writer: "F**kin' Problems"
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
NeoParadise2012TV Series performer - 1 episode

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kendrick Lamar: These Walls2015Video short
Kendrick Lamar: I2014Video short as Kendrick Duckworth

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taylor Swift: Bad Blood2015Video shortWelvin Da Great

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Armed Robbery: A Hood Masterpiece2015Short grateful thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself - Performer
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Retro 302015TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2014TV SeriesHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Saturday Night Live2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Kendrick Lamar: I2014Video shortHimself
The Message2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself(2014)
IHeartRadio Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself
The Hip-Hop Fellow2014DocumentaryHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee / Performer
American Music Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
2013 BET Hip Hop Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
LA Live the Show2013TV SeriesHimself - ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHimself, musician
NeoParadise2012TV SeriesHimself
Conan2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Vevo's Stylized2012TV Series
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself
RapFix Live2011TV SeriesHimself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015BET AwardBET AwardsBest Male Hip Hop Artist
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap PerformanceFor the song "i."
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Video of the YearTaylor Swift: Bad Blood (2015)
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best CollaborationTaylor Swift: Bad Blood (2015)
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Direction
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Cinematography

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015BET AwardBET AwardsCoca-Cola Viewers' Choice AwardFor the song "i."
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Original SongThe Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Male Artist
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding SongSong: "i"
2015Special AwardImage AwardsEntertainer of the Year
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Music VideoKendrick Lamar: I (2014)
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Video of the YearFor the video "Alright."
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Male VideoFor the video "Alright."
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop VideoFor the video "Alright."
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best DirectionTaylor Swift: Bad Blood (2015)
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Choreography
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Visual EffectsTaylor Swift: Bad Blood (2015)
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Art DirectionTaylor Swift: Bad Blood (2015)
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best EditingTaylor Swift: Bad Blood (2015)
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best CinematographyTaylor Swift: Bad Blood (2015)
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Song of the Summer
2014BET AwardBET AwardsBest Male Hip Hop Artist
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap PerformanceFor the song "Swimming Pools (Drank)."
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City."
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Performance
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the Year
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Male Video(for the video "Swimming Pools (Drank)")
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop Video
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop Video(for the video "Swimming Pools (Drank)")
2013VGXSpike Video Game AwardsBest Song in a GameGrand Theft Auto V (2013)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

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