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American citizen Kecalf Cunningham is a Christian rapper and hip-hop artist known for his unique style and extraordinary performances. His distinctive voice of rapping has earned him a large fan base.
Besides being popular as a musician, Kecalf is also famous as the youngest son of the late singer, songwriter, and actress Aretha Franklin. He began his music career as a Christian rapper, following in his mother's footsteps.
Early Life and Family Background
Kecalf was born on March 28, 1970, in the United States to Aretha Franklin and Ken Cunning. He belongs to American nationality with black ethnicity. Rapper, Kecalf is the grandson of Willie Walker and Rachel Walker via his mother. Whereas Erma Franklin, Carolyn Franklin, and Carl Ellan Kelley are his maternal aunts.
He has no biological siblings but has three half-siblings, Clarence Franklin (born on January 28, 1955), Edward Derone Franklin (born on August 31, 1957), and Teddy White Richards (born on February 1964). Concerning his education, he has not disclosed his educational qualifications.
Rapper Kecalf Cunningham Marital Life and His Kids
Fifty-one-year-old Kecalf Cunningham is happily married for a long time. He tied the knot to his girlfriend turned wife, Kati Franklin. The rapper has not disclosed any other details about his wife except her name.
According to some sources, the husband-wife duo shared six children: five daughters and a son from their relationship. The pair and their kids are living a healthy and happy life.
Cunningham's daughter Victoria Franklin is a singer and composer. She has also performed at many family occasions, including her grandmother Aretha's Christmas party in 2016.
Similarly, Kecalf's son, Jordan Franklin, is a music producer. His youngest daughter, Gracie Franklin, is just 12 years old. He has not shared the identities of his other children.
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Apart from that, Kecalf Franklin, Aretha Franklin's son, and his wife are not active on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Late Singer Aretha Franklin's Love History
Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1945, as Aretha Louise Franklin. In her lifetime, she had an intimate relationship with at least six men, but she married only two. Similarly, Afro-American actress Jessica White has also dated many artists and musicians.
At first, Aretha was in love with her school friend, Edward Jordan, who shared two sons (Clarence and Edward). Later, they broke their connection without tying the knot.
Then she got hitched with her sweetheart Ted White, aka Theodore, in 1961, with whom she met in back 1954 at her party. They separated in 1968 and divorced in 1969 after a few years of happy marriage. Teddy Richards, the couple's son, was born to them.
After some years of her divorce from her first husband, Aretha exchanged the marriage vows with Glynn Turman, actor, in Church on April 11, 1978. After four years, they finalized the divorce in 1984. However, they did not share any kids from their bond.
Aretha then had an affair with The Temptations frontman, Dennis Edwards, when she was in relation with Ken. Later this couple also separated because Dennis accused her of "treating her boyfriends like her servants."
In 2012, she engaged to her long-time sweetheart, Willie Wilkerson, but later called off the engagement. Afterward, she did not date anyone.
Songwriter Aretha enjoyed her single life as motherhood with her kids and grandchildren. Later, on August 16, 2018, Aretha passed away at her home due to pancreatic cancer when at 76.
Kecalf Cunningham's Parents Never Tied the Knot?
KecalfCunningham's mother, Aretha, found her love again in Ken Cunningham after the divorce from her second husband, Glynn Turman. At that time, Ken was a road manager.
Franklin and Ken lived a happy romantic life for some years. But this connection also did not last for long, and they separated without marrying each other. However, as a result of their affair, Kecalf was born from the legendary singer.
Holds a Million Dollar Net Worth in 2021
Aretha Franklin's son Kecalf Cunningham has earned a considerable amount of money from his profession as a rapper and hip-hop artist. Although his exact net worth is under wraps, he holds an estimated net worth of $1 million.
On the other side, his late mother, Aretha Franklin, was also a renowned singer, songwriter, and actress. The Amazing Grace singer gathered a massive net worth of $80 million at the time of her death in 2018. She earned the nickname "Queen of Soul" for her popular songs such as "Respect," "I Say a Little Prayer," and "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You).
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