Nelly Height (With Visual Comparison)

Written By Bakes

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Nelly Height has been recorded at 5’8 making him one of the shortest rappers in Hip Hop since his debut.

Our editorial uses different images to further demonstrate his height and stature when stood against his rap peers.



Nelly Height Comparison

At 5’8 Nelly stands just below the average American male and his short stature becomes much more noticeable when stood next to the tallest and biggest athletes such as Shaq below.

Nelly Height Proof

The official NBA site records Shaq’s height at 7’1 making him one of the tallest atheletes in the sport. The average basketball player stands at 6’6.


Next we can see Nelly amongst his Hip Hop peers from Snoop Dog, Jermaine Dupri and TI. At 6’4 Snoop Dogg is recognised as one of the tallest rappers in Hip Hop.

Short and Tall Rappers


Lastly we can see Lil Wayne besides Mary J Blige and Nelly. At 5’5 Lil Wayne can also be seen on the shortest rappers list alongside Nelly.

How Tall is Nelly

He has rapped about his short stature in previous songs such as Pop That.

The natural mental chip on the shoulder short rappers have means they excel on other places and there’s no denying Wayne and Nelly are regarded the best hit makers in Rap Music.



Does Height Matter in Music?

The only thing that matters when it comes to music is quality, fans don’t care how tall or short artists are, as long as they can convey emotions through art.

The great thing about all music genres is that we have representation from both tall and short artists who have made a global impact which is proof that height doesn’t play a part in one’s success. So no height does not matter in the slightest. 


Artist Bio

Name: Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.

Birth Date: November 2, 1974

Birthplace:  Austin, Texas

Nationality: American

Profession: Rapper

Debut: 1995



Final Words

There is a growing interest towards his life outside of music, with a specific focus on his height and this is only natural when he’s constantly seen with tall rappers and athletes.

 Now that we’ve proven this we can put all the rumours and misinformation to rest.

Nelly is 5’8



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