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Kendrick Lamar, Whitney Alford

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Kendrick Lamar is getting married!

In an on-air interview with Power 105.1 radio show The Breakfast Club on Friday, the 27-year-old rapper confirmed he is engaged to his high school sweetheart, Whitney Alford, following recent rumors.

When asked if the reports were true, he said, "Yeah, definitely. I'm loyal to the soil."

Lamar, who is notoriously private, and Alford are rarely photographed together in public. Here they are at a Halloween party in Puerto Rico last year. 

Kendrick Lamar, Whitney Alford

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Lamar made his engagement announcement two days after the release of the music video of his recent single "King Kunta," which is featured on his new album, To Pimp A Butterfly. 

He and Alford have been together for about 10 years.

In an interview with The New York Times last year, when asked who in his life has the power to call him out, he said it was Alford.

"She's been here since day 1," he said.

"I wouldn't even call her my girl," Lamar had told Billboard in an interview published in January. "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."