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Can We Talk About Kendrick Lamar's Secret Girlfriend?

Her name is Whitney Alford and she's been hiding in plain sight.

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The story reveals that Kendrick's label initially wanted Kendrick to record instead of touring with Kanye West in 2013, and says that Kendrick and Kanye didn't hang out much while out on the road.


Kendrick hasn't kept his romantic life entirely private. In a 2013 conversation with Erykah Badu for Interview, Kendrick said "a lady friend" was one of the two "asshole checkers" in his life — a person tasked with keeping him grounded.

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"The main one is a friend of mine — a lady friend who has known me since high school. She has always been someone, since day one, who has said something whenever I'm an asshole, or also if I'm doin' something positive — but more so when I'm out of my element," he said.

In February, they traveled together to South Africa for a three-concert tour.

Local reports referred to Alford as Kendrick's "high school sweetheart." Kendrick told the Times: "She’s been here since Day 1.”

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