How tall is Kanye West ?

Kanye West height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)

American rapper known for songs such as Stronger and Gold Digger. On a casting call for one of West's videos the requirements for the ladies where: "Height can be anywhere from 5'4 - 5'9".

How tall is Kanye West
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Comment on the Height of Kanye West

Michael said on 17/Sep/15
5'8" give or take 0.5 inches.
Allie said on 13/Sep/15
Just gonna point this out, in Estelle's song "American Boy", she and Kanye play lovers in the song and Estelle describes him as 5'7 :).
MD said on 3/Sep/15

There is no way you "dwarfed" him at 5'10". There are plenty of pictures on him standing on the stage with John Legend and Big Sean at the VMA's for an award they won collectively. With no footwear advantage, he was visibly taller than Sean and looked at least as tall as Legend (who is probably listed too tall, here, BTW). I used to think he was probably shorter than this listing, but he routinely looks 5'8", and certainly not 5'6", which would put Big Sean down in the 5'4"s.

I was a little surprised, myself, but he easily holds up against other guys who claim 5'8". BTW, I think Rob definitely needs to re-evaluate Big Sean's height (shave off the half-inch) and maybe take a look at John Legend, too. He's about the weakest 5'9" I've seen.
Jacko said on 30/Aug/15
I've met Kanye. I'm 5'10" and I dwarfed him. There is NO WAY he is even a hair over 5'6"! None!
Jon said on 11/Jul/15
What would you say his weight and head size is Rob? By the way did you see my Chadwick Boseman question?
[Editor Rob: it looks (like chad's) within average range for their height, I think near 160 for kanye is possible.]
jess said on 12/Jun/15
he looks to be an average 5'8"- he's not tall but he is still taller than a lot of other singers/rappers.
Ocean said on 9/Jun/15
I seen him in real life no lie he's 5'6.5-5'7 maximum im 5'11 and I had at least 4-5 inches on him. These people lie about there hight all the time. We'll never mind I hope he's 5'8 that make me 6 and half easy lol
Sonny Black said on 1/Jun/15
Given his ego, it probably kills him that he's of average height.
G said on 26/May/15
He can look 5'9.5 or 5'10 sometimes, but with its elevators. He is taller than Myers, then it should be 5'8. Another male celebrity who wants to look 5'10, and a big idiot.
Blink_284 said on 4/May/15
Seen him next to Jay-Z and 5'8 and seems about right. I'm about 5'8 myself. As for the Holland discussion: I live there and I don't think people are that much taller here on average, compared to other countries in the west. US average is about 5'10 I've heard. Here it's maybe 5'11 or slightly above, however there are quite a few people who are above that hight (6'2 or taller). I see plenty of men my hight daily, so no not everyone is (freakishly) tall in this country :)
b-mint1994 said on 9/Apr/15
Legit 5'8". Looks taller than Big Sean and quite a bit taller than Mike Myers.
Wesley said on 26/Mar/15
Should be 5'7.5
TJE said on 11/Mar/15
Definitely a 5'8 range guy.
guest said on 3/Mar/15
he probably wears lifts,
N said on 26/Feb/15
He looks about 5'10 to me, anybody else? Standing next to jay whos 6'1 he looks only three inches shorter
kanye said on 20/Feb/15
abuot 5'9''
Chiqita said on 18/Jan/15
wow Jay Z is 6 inches taller. He might wear lifts if he is that short for a man.
Height182 said on 10/Nov/14
Kanye looking 6'0'' Click Here
SaSHa said on 31/Oct/14
He must be over 5.8 172 cm
Click Here with kendall, who I believe is 174 -175 over 5.9
kendall + chanel iman ( who is 175 - 176 cm)
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kendall + Jourdan Dunn ( 178 -179 cm)
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Editor Rob said on 11/Aug/14
You can see Kanye again with big Mike
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Jon said on 11/Aug/14
@theshredder Yeah, I always thought he was around 5'10. I trust Rob's judgement more than my own though, so I'm going with 5'8. A great musician by the way, even if he's a little arrogant. I love his newer stuff like MBDTF and Yeezus.
the shredder said on 9/Aug/14
If anything he is over 5'8 , he looked 5'9 with mike myers
fsd said on 4/Aug/14
no way he's 5'8 he's between 5'7 - 5'6 ft a friend of mine who's a flat 5'8 saw him in hakkasan mayfair 5 months ago he had give or take 1 or two inches on him .
steffff said on 27/Jul/14
There it is again: Another 5'8" celeb who tries to look 5'10", while everyone on this website tries to downvote him to 5'6". I love reading comments on 5'8" celebs heights!

Really though, Kanye is a solid 5'8". He has relatively long legs so he also sometimes appears to be taller.
Joe said on 12/Jul/14
@wow: I don't care about his brain, you might hate him, but that won't stop his fans listening to him. We are talking about his height here.
wow said on 8/Jul/14
Kanye is 5'7 those of you that have problems looking at pictures or video look closer .Kanye stands not to much taller than Kim whose also hobbit sized so there is no way in heck he could be 5'8 or 5'9 when Kim who also lies and says she's 5'3 is a little bit shorter than him.If Kanye was 5'8 or 5'9 Kim would be about 5'5 and no way is she that tall.Alot of celebs lie about their heights and weights to make themselves look better but pictures don't lie.Kanye is more like 5'6 or 5'7 max he's not taller than that his brain is peanut sized as well.
Joe said on 31/May/14
@Earl: Jay is 6'1, he might be mentioned 6'1.5 here but that guy is no more than 6'1.
5'8.5'' guy said on 24/May/14
ive met kanye before and the top of his head was at my eye level. dude is 5'6ish.
hamm said on 20/May/14
I think is about 170 cm.
temest said on 18/May/14
5'6" to 5'7". Regardless, he's a very small human being in more ways than one.
Mathew said on 16/May/14
Jay Z is 6'1" range. Kanye is 5'7" tops.
Mathew said on 3/May/14
He's 5'7" as in the lyric in his song American Boy. The woman sings "I just met this 5 foot 7 guy who's just my type." Don't think he'd have that lyric in there if he was 5'8".
Earl said on 20/Apr/14
@Adam Jay is 6'2 though
Adam said on 1/Apr/14
Rob he can't be 5'8, it's not possible. Look at this: Click Here
James Richardson said on 15/Mar/14
He's like 5'6.
fsd said on 8/Mar/14
kanyeis 5'7 ft he mentioned it in his song american boy .
there is a 5 inch diff kim"5'2ft" is wearing 3 inch heels =5'5ft kanye "5'7ft" wearin 1 inch loafer Click Here
MD said on 9/Jan/14
Not too many men would look short next to a 5'2" female. Given that we closely nail down heighs, here, seems pretty silly to give a two-inch range of height that just so happens to be one either side of the listed height, BTW. Probably would be nice to offer something of value to the discussion, you know, besides making obvious observations.
heigth said on 7/Jan/14
5'7-5'9 zone he dont look that short next to 5'2 kim
rrmar said on 22/Dec/13
My cousin used to be a dancer for Love Barnett on one of her dance shows. Barnett has been in numerous rap videos. I went to one of the shows and Kanye was there and I stood right next to him and had a quick conversation with him..I'm a solid 5'9 and he was at least a inch or 2 shorter then me...
heigth said on 20/Dec/13
he is denfentivly not 5'6 i really would like to know how tall he is beacuse in photos wit kim k (5'2) with heels on wich gives her an extra 3-4 inches he looks at least 4 inches taller than her! i would say 5'8 - 5'10 nothing more! and btw jay z IS not only 6 foot he is like 6'1-6'2
lol said on 29/Nov/13
kanyes no taller than 5"8 MAX he looks 5"9 in timberlands
growtallerguru said on 21/Nov/13
he looks 5'7" next to Jay-Z who looks 6'even next to 5'10.5" Justin Timberlake honestly.
KID Authentic said on 27/Oct/13
To me, Kanye looks like he ranges from 5'7 to 5'9. I'm taller than him because my doctor stated that I am 5'10(177.5-1.79)
KID Authentic said on 27/Oct/13
To me, Kanye looks like he ranges from 5'7 to 5'9. I'm taller than him because my doctor stated that I am 5'10(177.5-1.79)
Dr JJ said on 26/Oct/13
5'6". That's it.
thomas said on 22/Oct/13
@thedutchguy OMG I totally agree with you I'm 179cm (5'10) barefeet but I fell so short. I don't know if it's just in my head when I wear my favorite hiking shoes I'm 6 feet for sure and people tell me I'm pretty tall but I still fell small:( I guess I have tall friends:)
6\'1\" barefoot said on 18/Oct/13
conyeezy it's cool ur taller than kanye we all get it actually went as far as to right a whole thesis on your interpretation. kanye has short legs if his legs were longer he's be lucky at average height. but he grew disproportionately. I had size 12 shoes in 7th grade and was 5'9" barefoot. Measured by the dumb P.E. coaches year later I was 5'11" barefoot in 8th grade. My ape index was +5 or 6'4" in length. people grow differently some do some don't maybe you'll grow if you eat and compete in sports it's a fact that if your testosterone is high you can become a freak like lebron if it's low you'll have alot of estrogen and be soft and have no ballz. Trust me eat, lift, sleep and you'll grow as tall as Lebron and maybe if your lucky you'll be half as strong as him.
the shredder said on 16/Oct/13
5'8 minimum , I give him 5'9.
MD said on 15/Oct/13
There is no way he's under 5'7" barefoot. He genuinely and consistently looks taller than the 5'5"-5'6" rappers mentioned. Maybe he's more around 5'7.5", but the anything under 5'7" barefoot isn't realistic.
MD said on 11/Oct/13

Can you delete that the comment by Roscoe on 9/Oct/13? It's completely inappropriate, and he'd thought he'd slip it by you by taking off the first letter. Thanks.
heightobsessed said on 10/Oct/13
he looks closer to 5'7
TheEnd said on 3/Oct/13
as Hoops.. a real man said below! Bill O'reilly said he was in the same elevator with Kanye & his 2 body guards. He said ("Kanye was 5'6" and the body guards were 6'5"...and I'm 6'4".")
Im 5\'7\ said on 2/Oct/13
Why does everyone always have to make it about "small man syndrome?" Why can't it just be "Kanye West is an *******?" Why do people hate small men so much?
Cnut the Great said on 27/Sep/13
i agree 5'7".... he is also very annoying.. i agree with the small man syndrome thing.. how small do you have to be to qualify for small man syndrome
Ryan said on 24/Sep/13
He's at most 5'7 and has a bad case of small man syndrome.
Dr JJ said on 21/Sep/13
His ego is so big, he isn't worried about height!
Mathew said on 1/Sep/13
6 ft 8 says on 14/Aug/13
In "American Boy" it says he is 5'7


Yes, and given his ego there's little chance he would downgrade himself. 5'7" he is.
6 ft 8 said on 14/Aug/13
In "American Boy" it says he is 5'7
hi said on 11/Aug/13
i doubth that he is just 57 Feet cuz i saw one picture of him and lil Gay
and kanye west was like 1,5 head taller than wayne!as i know lil wayne is 1,64 cm i think kanye is about lets say 1,77 - 178
SAK said on 2/Aug/13
pockynon says: I saw him at LaGuardia airport and he is a shrimp - both in height and physique. There is no way that he is 5-9 like his bio says.
I can totally imagine this. And I bet Kanye wanted to be a huge guy. Too bad.
pockynon said on 31/Jul/13
I saw him at LaGuardia airport and he is a shrimp - both in height and physique. There is no way that he is 5-9 like his bio says.
hoops ... a real man!! said on 23/Jul/13
I've been a basketball coach for 30 years. I can look at any man and tell you within 1/2 inch how tall he is. West is 5'6"-5'7" at the most. He weighs about 130 pounds. Think about this ... he's a smaller man than Bieber in size, but a much smaller man in character than most men. He proves that every day by picking on little cameramen. Ha! I'd like to challenge him to a 3 minute round in the ring for $1 million. I'm 70 years old and I'd kick his little wimp ass!!
Mike T said on 9/Jul/13
5'6" at the least but nothing more than 5'7"
truth178cm said on 3/Jul/13
Dutch average 5ft11-6ft
Tom said on 1/Jul/13
Anything beyond 5'7" is ridiculous. Probably a weak 5'7".
Mathew said on 28/Jun/13
He's 5'7", it's even in a song. No way this guy downgrades himself.
Cingetrorix said on 28/Jun/13
I'd say 5'7.
On the dutch thing, definitely not a 'stereotype'. The official average is like 6' or 6'1 I believe. But being a Scotsman who is often in holland for long periods of time, I have to say when I'm wearing boots I'm 5'10 or 11. And I do not feel tall. At all. In Scotland I'd be above average from young people my age (19). In holland I am still at least 4 inches taller than the average dutch guy my age. They are a tall race.
Lelly said on 21/Jun/13
My daughter met him at manchester airport and was shocked to report she was taller than kanye, she is 5'6", she insists hes as tall as me at 5'3" !
Adam said on 21/Jun/13
In one of his songs it says he is 5'7 and i dont think he would downgrade himself
LH said on 21/Jun/13
His gf, Kim K, is reportedly just 5'2" tall. Clearly he is no taller than 5'8" in comparison...if that.
East said on 18/Jun/13
truth178cm said on 12/Jun/13
The Dutch are not 6ft1 on average more like between 5ft11 and 6ft at best (a flat 5ft11 more likely). Stupid goddamn myths.
jimmyjon said on 11/Jun/13
Dutch Guy has a skewed perspective. Basically most of the world is a "midget" to the Dutch. The Dutch are just extremely tall people in general. Except for Sniejder. He moved to Turkey where the average height iS about 5'8-9. Not 6'1. Good call.
true said on 24/May/13
def not 5'8, looks about 5'7 here a pic of him in loafers
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Sean said on 17/May/13
@wooderson she was obviously wearing high heels, models tend to wear them you know lol
Juicey said on 6/May/13
5'7 -5''7 1/2 guy 5'8 a little bit generous
leonari said on 1/May/13
Nothing below 171,5 and probably very close to 173 on a regular day.
Pothead said on 29/Apr/13
I am between 5'6.25" and 5'6.5" and with certain dress shoes I am easily 5'8" or 5'8.5". With cowboy boots (2.5- 3 inch heels) I am easily 5'9". So...basically...add 2.5 inches to your barefoot height to get your "hollywood" height. Image is everything.
Mikey T said on 21/Apr/13
5'6" he wears boots to make him taller
AAAA said on 8/Apr/13
with tyson and 50
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truth said on 27/Mar/13
No way 5'10" I ran into him coming out of the 86th/Lex station a few months before Through the Wire was released. I have a good friend who is 5'5" isn and he is somewhere between 5'5" and 5'7"
gsbr said on 25/Mar/13
He's taller than Mike Myers. So unless Myers is under 5'7", West is 5'8".
wooderson said on 2/Feb/13
there is no way he is 173, i saw a photo with him and miranda kerr where she is about 3 inches taller than him, he is about 5'6"
someguy said on 30/Jan/13
Rob, i don't get why Kanye is being oversized at 5'8 when in his own song "American Boy" it says he's 5'7? A change maybe?
Mikey T said on 19/Jan/13
He looks 5'8" next to 5'6" Ellen Degeneres. But he could be wearing lifts.
Mathew said on 9/Jan/13
Rob, in his song with singer Estelle she sings "I just met this 5 foot 7 guy who's just my type"(which you can infer, is supposed to be Kanye.) He really doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would okay the lyric short changing his stature by a full inch if he was a solid 5'8". I think he could be 5'7" or 5'7" and some change.
realgame said on 15/Nov/12
Way too high. Maybe celebs are calling them to fix there heights so it says there taller there really is. Big Sean is only 5'6 and Kanye is no taller than him so maybe 5'7 at the most. Jay-Z dwarfed Ye at the B.E.T awards. The same way Puffy dwarfed Nelly when they accepted the award for shake ya tailfeather. Aint nothing wrong wit being short i love short people. We all the same to me.
Omari said on 10/Nov/12
Nah, 173 is very accurate, my mom is kim kardashians height and when she wears heels she's the same height as kim in heels, and im 173 too,and when i look at pictures of them together with kim wearing them it's the same height difference.
Silent d said on 31/Oct/12
Shaun said on 25/Oct/12
Does look 5'7" next to Jay Z.
winner91 said on 24/Sep/12
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next to levine and cannon which are listed around 5'11 on this site.
Cingetorix said on 14/Sep/12
No way is this guy 5-8 legit. He's an egomaniac so 5'8 in lifts maybe. 5'6/5'7 max barefoot.
SolidSnake said on 6/Sep/12
He has over 5million twitter followers and the ONLY person he follows is kim k. besides that he is a great rapper but yeh 5-8 sounds good as fits with Jay Z listing as well
johnnyfive said on 28/Aug/12
In the picture with Jay-Z from Meatspin, if Jay is the 6'2 listed, Kanye doesn't look any taller than 5'6 or 5'6 and a half tops! A 5'8 dude would look short but not like a dwarf next to a 6'2 dude. My verdict for Kanye is 5'6.
Bran said on 17/Aug/12
I have a photo of him next to a lambo and 5'8" is laughable. He is more like 5'5" or 5'6".

Rob how can I put up the picture?
tony t. said on 7/Aug/12
Looks like a true 5'8 guy.
TrT said on 10/Jun/12
@TheDutchGuy 5'10 is not short, by any standards. Don't know if you live in a basketball training village, or you're not 5'10".
The Dutch Guy said on 10/Jun/12
He's a midget like me, I'm 5'10.5" and he's a solid 5'7.75" (Possibly 5'8").
Stoodnext2 said on 6/Jun/12
Meatspin is right Jay-Z TOWERS HIM. Click Here

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