Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 17, 1987
FactHis mother gave him the name "Kendrick" in honor of singer "Eddie Kendricks".

Who is Whitney Alford?

Whitney Alford was born in Compton, California USA, on 12 May 1986 – her zodiac sign is Taurus and she holds American nationality. She is a make-up artist and a licensed esthetician, but perhaps better known for being the fiancé of famous American rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Childhood and education

Whitney was raised an only child in Compton by her African-American father who was a janitor, and her bi-racial mother who worked as a cashier at a local grocery store.

Whitney grew up being interested in modelling, as she and her girlfriends would talk about it nearly every day, read girly magazines and watching movies and TV series.

She attended Centennial High School at which she was physically very active, as she ran track, played soccer and practiced her acting skills with the school’s drama club, believing exercising would help her become fit and ready for her modelling career.

It was while attending Centennial that Whitney met Kendrick Lamar, and they became best friends before venturing into a relationship. After she matriculated in 2004, Whitney decided not to enroll at college but to focus on her career.

Whitney’s career

Whitney has since been working as a make-up artist and an aesthetician, and is today the owner of her own salon in Los Angeles, California.

Whitney is quite active on Instagram, and is followed by close to 9,000 people while she has uploaded nearly 150 pictures, most of which have been taken during her everyday life.

Relationship with Kendrick Lamar

Whitney and Kendrick have been dating since their early high school days, on and off for nearly two decades now, however, a paparazzi noticed on 24 March 2015 that Whitney had a huge rock on her ring finger, perhaps indicating that she and Kendrick might be engaged. Both of them decided not to comment on the rumors until 3 April, when Kendrick was invited to appear in the radio show “The Breakfast Club”, when he stated that the two were indeed engaged.

While most people were happy to hear about the two, the Dark Skin Activist named Rashida Strober attacked Kendrick on social media networks, claiming that he doesn’t respect his black heritage, and how she will never again buy another one of his records.

On 26 July 2019, Whitney gave birth to her and Kendrick’s daughter.

Hobbies and other interests

Whitney is a philanthropist who has volunteered with various charity organizations, and has donated money to foundations working with underprivileged children. She is also a supporter of the movement Black Lives Matter, and has walked several peaceful protests together with Kendrick.

She has several training sessions at the gym each week to stay in shape, while she is also taking good care of her mental health, as she does yoga and meditates on an almost daily basis.

Whitney likes to read books in her spare time, and her favorite is “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera.

She is keen on watching movies, and a few of her favorite actors and actresses are Will Smith, Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman, while some of her favorite movies are “I, Robot”, “I Am Legend” and “Seven Pounds”.

Whitney Alford

Age and height

Whitney’s age is 24. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and she weighs around 135lbs (61kgs). As of October 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million, while Kendrick’s net worth is reputedly over $18 million.

Who is Kendrick Lamar?

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born in Compton on 17 June 1987 – his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds American nationality. He is a rapper, record producer and a songwriter, who gained recognition with the release of his second studio album, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” on 22 October 2012.

Kendrick was raised in a family of gang members, as his father was a member of Gangster Disciples. Everything changed for Kendrick when he saw Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur filming the music video “California Love”, and determined that he would become a rapper himself one day. He studied at McNair Elementary and Vanguard Learning Center, and then matriculated from Centennial Middle School with straight A’s – he still decided not to continue working on his education, but to focus on his career as a rapper.

His debut mixtape “Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (Hub City Threat: Minor of the Year)” came out in 2004, and helped Kendrick sign a contract with Top Dawg Entertainment, while his debut extended play (EP) was released in 2009. He attracted a lot of attention after the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape “Overly Dedicated” on 14 September 2010, and on 2 July 2011, Kendrick released his debut studio album “Section.80”.

To this day, Kendrick has released four full-length albums, one EP, five mixtapes, one compilation album, 55 music videos and 43 singles – he has been nominated for 399 awards, winning 160.

Kendrick is a devoted Christian who was baptized in 2013, and who became religious after one of his closest friends died. He stated in 2012 that he was against voting as he believes that it changes nothing, however, this changed when Barack Obama entered the presidential race in 2016, as Kendrick got to meet Barack and stated how he was voting for him.

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


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


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 ...

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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.




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


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


Taylor Swift: Bad Blood2015Video shortWelvin Da Great


Armed Robbery: A Hood Masterpiece2015Short grateful thanks


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


Won Awards

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

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

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