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Here’s What We Know About The Mother Of Kendrick Lamar’s Kids Whitney Alford

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Recording artist Kendrick Lamar (L) and Whitney Alford attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California

From the headlines to the diss tracks, Whitney Alford has had her name DROPPED amid Drake‘s beef with the father of her children, Kendrick Lamar. Now, The Shade Room is sharing everything we know about the mother of two.

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Whitney Alford & Kendrick Lamar Were Reportedly High School Sweethearts

According to PEOPLE, Alford and Lamar met while attending Centennial High School in Compton, California. The outlet reports that they are both natives of the area.

Alford and Lamar reportedly became friends before going on to date. In January 2015, while speaking with Billboard, Lamar commented on their friendship while talking about their years-long romance.

“I wouldn’t even call her my girl,” he explained. “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 Lamar Popped The Big Question To His Highschool Sweetheart In 2015

According to XXL, Lamar confirmed his engagement to Alford while appearing on ‘The Breakfast Club’ in April 2015. The rapper had already proposed to Alford the month before.

“I’m loyal to the soil,” he explained, per the outlet. “At the end of the day you want to always have real people around you… Everybody that’s been around me has been down since day one… I always show respect when respect is being given, and people that’s been by your side, you supposed to honor that…”

According to PEOPLE, Alford would later show fans a glimpse of her engagement ring via a post shared on her Instagram account in 2018.

The Mother Of Lamar’s Children Has Appeared On His Albums In Various Ways

According to GQ, Lamar began incorporating references to and mentions of Alford in his songs in 2009. In his song, ‘She Needs Me,’ he reportedly rapped about a woman he could not live without.

On the track, Lamar explained that the woman was an accounting major and worked at a firm. According to the outlet, Alford attended California State University, Long Beach, and graduated with an accounting degree.

Furthermore, in 2015, Alford even dropped vocals to two songs on Lamar’s critically-acclaimed album, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly.’

Most recently, Alford appeared on the cover art of Lamar’s 2022 album, ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.’ In the artwork, Alford sits on a bed holding her and Lamar’s youngest child while he holds their oldest.