Published on January 5, 2022, Updated on January 5, 2022
Continue reading to learn more about Aretha Franklin’s youngest son, Kecalf.
Cunningham is the son of Aretha Franklin, one of the most prominent musicians of the 1960s, and Ken Cunningham (aka Ken E. Cunningham), a former tour manager for Kecalf. He was born on March 28, 1970, in the States.
He is 51 years old and was born under the sun sign Aries.
Kecalf’s name was derived from the initial letters of his parents’ names, Ken E. Cunningham Aretha Louise Franklin.
His ethnicity is Afro-American, and his nationality is American.
Cunningham isn’t very tall, standing somewhere between 5 feet 8 inches to 11 inches tall on average.
The 51-year-old has three elder half-brothers from his mother’s two previous relationships.
Two of his brothers, Clarence and Edward Derone Franklin, were born from Aretha Franklin’s pre-teen connection with Edward Jordan. When his mother gave birth to her first kid, she was just 12 years old.
His other half-brother named Ted White Jr. is from his mother’s relationship with her then-husband Theodore “Ted” White, who was born in February 1964.
Aretha Franklin and Ken Cunningham initially met in 1969, following Aretha’s divorce from her first husband, Ted White.
Ken was a businessman at the time, and he became Aretha Franklin’s road manager for her 1969 European tour.
Between 1968 to 1976, the ex-couple was in a relationship. But despite their lengthy relationship, they never got married.
Cunningham’s mother passed away at the age of 76 (i.e., on August 16, 2018). She died of pancreatic cancer, which had been present for a long time.
Her memorial ceremony was held at New Bethel Baptist Church on August 19.
Former US President Barack Obama and human rights activist and preacher Al Sharpton were among those who paid respect to the late legendary musician.
Kecalf Cunningham was arrested for drinking and driving a few weeks after the death of his mother. Following the incident on October 27, 2018, Kecalf appeared in court and was handed a sentence of over 93 days in jail.
Until February 26, 2019, he was imprisoned.
Cunningham got his start in the music industry as a Christian rapper. In his raps, he frequently tells bible stories and shares gospels. In addition, his music has black and white rhythms backed by piano.
His mother was a huge part of his success in the music industry.
The majority of this rapper’s net wealth comes from the sales of his albums. As a result, his net worth as a musician is quite low. However, according to sources, his mother left an estimated net worth of $80 million following her death.
Cunningham is married to his wife, Kafi Franklin. As per reports, the couple shares five daughters and a son in a decade-long relationship.
One of their daughters, Victoria Franklin, is a singer and songwriter. According to I Love Old School Music, she paid tribute to her grandmother during the BET Honors ceremony in 2015.
Besides this, details about his married life and children remain confined.
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