Kendrick Lamar Confirms Engagement

Kendrick Lamar Confirms Engagement

King Kendrick opens up about his queen, talks Grammys and more with The Breakfast Club.

Published April 3, 2015

Kendrick Lamar is engaged to his high school sweetheart Whitney Alford, the rapper confirmed to Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club  this morning.

Lamar typically keeps his private life out of the press, but when asked if he put a ring on Alford’s finger, he kept it honest. “Yeah definitely,” said Lamar. “I’m loyal to the soil.”

The TDE rapper continued, “At the end of the day, you want to always have real people around you. Period. Everybody that’s been around me has been around me since day one. People that been by your side, you’re supposed to honor that.”

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Elsewhere in the interview, Lamar denied boycotting the Grammys (he was working on To Pimp a Butterfly) and responded to his album being "too preachy." The Compton native doesn’t see it that way.

“I didn’t catch the preachy thing because the majority of the album is me talking about my faults, especially records like ‘You Ain’t Gotta Lie to Kick It’ and ’The Blacker the Berry.’”

Check out Lamar's full interview below.  

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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