Kanye West Height (Proof & Measurements)

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Kanye West height has been recorded at 5’8 which officially makes him one of the shortest rappers within Hip Hop.

There have been many publications and websites stating otherwise and were going to reverse engineer his height by using his peers which gives us the most accurate measurement.



Height in Comparison

Whilst Kanye is only a few inches shorter than the average American male when stood against LeBron his short stature is on display. The official NBA website states LeBron James height at 6’9.

height comparison

Both LeBron and Kanye have made several public appearances together and while it’s easy to forget that Kanye west is short it becomes more instantly obvious amongst his peers and athletes.


Outside of being towered over by the athlete we can see he appears the same height as fellow hip hop artist and producer Pharrell Williams.

kanye west height comparison



Proof of Kanye West Height

How do we know for certain how tall Kanye West is? That’s a valid question to which we have a valid answer.

We have simply taken the image of Kanye West and DaBaby during Kanye’s listening event and we can see they are the same stature and size.

Kanye West Proof

Dababy’s Height has been recorded at 5’8 and this became public information after his 2020 arrest for battery charges. Once we have this information combined with the image of the pair together it quickly becomes clear of Kanyes height.

Dababy Height Proof

That’s the level of effort were willing to go to give you facts 😉


The Misconception around Kanye’s Height

In Estelle’s break out single American Boy she raps the lyrics,

“He said, “Hey, sister, it’s really, really nice to meet ya”

I just met this 5-foot-7 guy who’s just my type”

Referring to Kanye, this resulted into people believing the rapper is actually 5’7, and we don’t blame them for thinking this.

We understand its just music and it probably sounded better to say 5 foot 7 over the record, and to be honest its not far off but Kanye is in fact 5’8.


Does Height Matter in Hip Hop?

Short answer no! All that matters in Hip Hop is talent, confidence, charisma, skill, marketability and strong branding.

We have representation from both tall and short rappers who have made a global impact which is proof that height doesn’t play a part in one’s success.

Whilst Kanye is a short rapper that doesn’t matter in the slightest, he’s amassed a great level of success and a music icon. I think its fair to say his height is not a barrier in any way shape of form.



Artist Bio

Name: Kanye Omari West

Birth Date: 8 June 1977

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Nationality: American

Profession: Rapper

Musical Debut: 1998

Net worth: Billionaire

Albums:  11 studio Albums



Final Words

There is a growing interest towards his life outside of music and fashion, with a specific focus on his height, now that we’ve proven this we can put all the rumours and misinformation to rest. Kanye is 5’8! Comprende? Good!


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