Who is Whitney Alford?
Whitney was born in Compton, California USA, on 12 May 1986 under the zodiac sign of Taurus, is of African-American descent, and is a Christian. Her father is from Africa while her mother is biracial and was born in the US. On the internet, Whitney is best known for her relationship with Kendrick Lamar.
Education and Work
She matriculated from Centennial High School located in Compton. She grew up in a really tough neighborhood, but didn’t let that stop her from being a great student – she had all A’s in her high school, then graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach in 2007. She currently works as a licensed esthetician and a make-up artist in her own beauty center in Los Angeles, California. She probably inherited her interest towards this kind of work from her parents, who were hair stylists. She got her esthetician license at Make-up Designory in Burbank, California and has worked on print sets for Reebok, Rolling Stone, Ebony, and Billboard magazines.
Whitney and Kendrick Lamar
The two of them first met in high school, and just enjoyed each other’s company, but the bond between them grew stronger and they’ve never separated. The couple had been dating for about 10 years when they announced their engagement in 2015, actually by Lamar during one of his interviews. He claims how she is the only one who knows the real him, who he can be completely open with, and who is also his best friend. It appears that the two of them haven’t exchange their vows yet.
You can even say that Whitney works with Lamar. She lent her voice for backing vocals for his very popular single “King Kunta”.
If you listen to rap music, you have probably heard of Kendrick Lamar. The rapper is currently 31 years old (2019), was born in Compton on 17 June, 1987 into a big family – he has five siblings. He is a rapper, songwriter and record producer, who began making music in his teen years, but only started gaining recognition in 2010. He has worked alongside some of the most famous people in the rap music industry, including Snoop Dogg and The Game.
He managed to rank number two on the US “Billboard 200” in 2012 with his debut album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City”, and his third album called “To Pimp a Butterfly” released in 2015 won him a Grammy Award for the best rap album. His success didn’t stop there – in 2017, after he launched his fourth album called “Damn”, the lead single from the album – “Humble” – reached spot number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
`Kendrick Lamar and Whitney AlfordHe had a tough childhood, was raised in some of the most dangerous streets, and his father was actually one of the members of the Gangster Disciples gang. Lamar’s mother worked in McDonalds, and lived in a hotel because she didn’t want to be seen in these streets. If you followed Lamar’s early work, you might know that his first pseudonym was K-Dot. At some point of his career, he was noticed by Dr. Dre and the two of them worked together, which made Kendrick twice as popular. So far, Lamar has won 13 Grammy Awards and numerous others.
Lamar and Whitney go everywhere together. If you watch “Grammy Awards”, you could have seen the couple together in August 2018 when Kendrick was nominated for seven awards. One of his most famous songs called “Love” was actually dedicated to his love, Whitney Alford. Lamar received the title of the “Hottest MC in the Game” from MTV in 2013. “Time” magazine put him amongst the 100 most influential people in the entire world in 2016, and one of his biggest achievements in his career is his Pulitzer Prize for Music, which he won for his last album “Damn”, the first rap album to win a Pulitzer. According to authoritative sources, Kendrick’s net worth is estimated to be around $40 million.
Appearance and Random Facts
Whitney is currently 32 years old. She has long black hair and black eyes, is about 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall and weighs around 127lbs (58kg). She was never married, and hasn’t dated anyone other than Lamar since she finished high school. It was thought that Whitney was pregnant in July, 2017, but it wasn’t been confirmed. We do know that the two of them have no kids yet. She loves the fact that Lamar is putting her name in his songs, and gets excited each time she hears that Lamar made a new song in which she is mentioned.
Dr. Dre went to the same school as Whitney and Lamar. As funny as it seems, Whitney was criticized for “not being black enough” for Lamar, a statement from Rashida Marie Strober who is a Dark Skin Activist. She even got the support of a couple of other people. Whitney is quite active on social media. Her Instagram account “blushedbywhit” has about 150 posts and more than 6,500 followers. She is also active on Twitter – she opened her account in November 2009, and has since tweeted about 2,000 times, but has only around 500 followers.