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Kendrick Lamar Is Engaged

Kendrick made it official with Whitney Alford.

Kendrick Lamar's fans have been caught up in the excitement over his critically acclaimed third album To Pimp a Butterfly, but the Compton rapper also hit a huge personal milestone recently.

Kendrick is engaged to his longtime girlfriend Whitney Alford.

K.Dot confirmed the news during a visit to Power 105's "The Breakfast Club," where he was asked if rumors about the engagement were true.

“Yeah definitely,” he replied “I’m loyal to the soil.”

"At the end of the day you want to always have real people around you, period — whether male or female," he added.

"Everybody that’s been around me has been around since day one and I can’t change that. I don’t change for nobody. I can’t run from it. So I always show respect, when respect is given. People that have been by your side, you’re supposed to honor that.”

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Kendrick and Whitney Alford have reportedly been dating for about ten years. The Compton rapper has kept the details of his relationship very private during that time, but according to Madame Noire, Alford was recently spotted at his album signing event, wearing a huge diamond ring.

The couple also attended the 2014 Grammy Awards together. In an earlier interview with Billboard, he referred to her as his "best friend," and not just his girlfriend.

MTV News recently sat down with Kendrick for an in-depth interview about To Pimp a Butterfly.