Ja Rule's Height
5ft 6.25in (168.3 cm)
American Rapper and Actor. He has claimed 5ft 9 several times, even venting on twitter that he demanded 3 inches:
There's so much false info about me in the media like for starters I'm 5'9 not 5'6 lol...
Wikipedia Google is the most inaccurate s**t ever lol how are they still in business??? Anyway somebody fix my shit I'm 5'9 not 5'6.
I'm 5'9" 170 Lil nigga wit the heart off a lion
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Average Guess (11 Votes)
5ft 6.18in (168.1cm)
Lee168cm said on 26/Sep/17
Funny that he looked pretty close in height to Leslie neilsen in scary movie 3 not muxh shorter? Could he have wore lifts in that film?
dsds said on 17/Aug/17
i honestly think 169 is a fairer bet for ja rule... compared to someone like jonah hill who I do think is closer to 5'6
said on 28/May/17
Btw Rob I think you're telling us the truth but can you show me some pictures that proves he is 5 ft 6.25
Because I'm seeing he wants to be so much that people are admitting he's 5 ft 9.
with a solid 6ft 5 guy like Plaxico
, who might have near 2cm worse posture compared to Ja Rule, I think 5ft 9 is a bit optimistic, somewhere in 5ft 6-7 range is more believable.
said on 24/May/17
Anyway I think he must be taller than 1.68. If Jennifer Lopez is 1.64, he is taller than her performing on heels vs sneakers
Editor Rob: 5ft 6.5 is certainly believable, over 5ft 7 I'd struggle to make an argument for.
World Citizen said on 23/May/17
I wonder why he thinks he is rather 5'9 than 5'6? Did he measured himself at home?
said on 23/May/17
The question is. Ja Rule can't be barefoot on the mugshot but in sneakers
Editor Rob: Johnson, I think ja rule will be in footwear, it's commonly how suspects are treated, just shuffled in to a mugshot area without asking to take shoes off.
said on 20/May/17
@Rob in your mugshot where you appear 5'11 and you were 5'9.33 your level eye is according to what you actually were in sneakers (5'4-5'5 level eye).
Top of head you look taller but not about level eye. So we should compare Ja Rule level eye and top head. There are 2 different versions of Ja Rule's mugshot picture
I think according to all that, looking top head and level eye that if he is barefoot he must be around 173 no less and if he is in sneakers would be 5'7 no less
Editor Rob: you could make a case for 5ft 7.5 I think, his eyelevel certainly looked raised slightly so would be 4 inches from eyes to top of his head in reality.
Johnson said on 20/May/17
Same height as Rob Paul. A good 173
said on 1/Apr/17
He actually wasn't far from 5'9" in this mugshot. Click Here
I'm assuming that's with shoes though. Wouldn't be shocked if he's close to 5'7".
said on 13/Mar/17
Haha Wikipedia now have him at 5'11" think they read the comments on him claiming they called him 5'6" and are now just taking the piss hilarious
Editor Rob: looks like someone just having a laugh, or trying to get more links to a music site.
Arthur said on 4/Feb/17
Rob you might find that interesting. An interviewer from time has an article about meeting him and remembering she was a smidge taller than Ja rule, and she claims 5 foot 7.
Nova176 said on 28/Jan/17
I think he's nearer 5'7 than 5'6 flat. If he were really 5'6 range, he'd look short most of the time, which he doesn't. Ofc he does look short a lot of the times, but he gives out big G range vibes and might be 5'6.5-75.
eee said on 21/Nov/16
i think he can pull off average height... 5'6.5 is possible
Leonardo 173cm said on 6/Aug/16
5'9... Ok if he would be maybe 5'8 that claim isn't bad, but he is near of three inches shorter.
I'm sure Big G claimed 5'9 in any time of his life or maybe a little more.
James said on 28/Jul/16
@Celebsuck I didn't know that 5'6" is midget height, well maybe you're setting the new height charts. Anyways, this guy isn't even a legit 5'6", I think he might be close to Lil Wayne.
gog said on 28/Jul/16
as a 5'6er, the typical lie is saying that im 5'8, most people don't care/notice and believe me. but 5'9, is kind of a long shot. long shot indeed...
Lindsey said on 21/Jun/16
Come on man quit playin... Eminem said it, you no taller than little Hailie Jade! lmao
said on 9/Jun/16
Oh my god. This guy. Celebrities love to act as if they are smarter, taller, stronger and just plain better in every shape and form from everyone else. Ja rule is a 5'6.25 midget spot on.
jay said on 27/May/16
in the the pledge remix hes standing next to nas who i know for a fact is around 5'9 because i saw him in person at jimmy kimmel back in 08 nas is taller than ja rule no way is he 5'9 .that would mean nas would have to be closer to 6ft and hes not .he was performing with kerry hilson whos 5'11 she taller than nas . id say jarules more around 5'7 accurately
Phil said on 23/May/16
50 cent killed 5 foot 6 ja's entire career.
Phil said on 22/May/16
5 foot 9? no way. maybe in high heels.
shl said on 18/Apr/16
@Morning height 182 cm you must be insecure stating your height this exact
Morning height 182 cm said on 4/Mar/16
I know I'm not tall but to hear somebody being mad for not being called 5'9 makes it comforting being 5'11.6
VegasChic86 said on 24/Jan/16
I walked past him tonight. I'm 5'8" and he was definitely not 5'9" he's probably 5'5"
johemoth the dog said on 11/Jan/16
5'9 in girls platform heels. He doesnt seem like the type to wear them though....
Will said on 15/Oct/15
Ja Rule at 5'9" is a joke. He is more like 5'4".
said on 4/Sep/15
Rob , how come it says he's 5'9 in the mugshot of him ?
[Editor Rob: Looking at the mugshot, it appears the photographer is quite close, it's hard to say how much extra height he could gain from it.
If you took a mugshot 10 feet away you aren't going to be getting much more than your actual height, but if you take it up close, sometimes you can get a significant amount.
Here is what I mean, 10 feet away and then a few feet away. Click here
can add more height. I'm appearing 5ft 11 but I was 5ft 9 1/3rd in sneakers.]
MD said on 4/Sep/15
So, @D is Ja Rule, right? lol Love how this mad it in the national news.
the shredder said on 4/Sep/15
He is leaning on a car though next to tip toeing G lol I give him 5'7
said on 2/Sep/15
maybe standing on a 3ft stool he is 5 9.
[Editor Rob: this thread demands the Return of...
, who defies the Rule!]
D said on 2/Sep/15
Ja Rule is 5'9 check out his mugshot. That should deaden all this 5'6 bull**** talk.
Silent_D said on 28/Jul/15
I met him in person last thursday at a concert and he was about 5 foot 6.
Bishop said on 17/Apr/15
5'9"?!?!?!?!? My sides are on the moon right now.
Clay said on 19/May/14
He was like an inch or two shorter than glenn who Rob measured at a weak 5'7.
What evs said on 3/Apr/14
He lives in my town. He is only 5' 4". His son isn't tall either.
MD said on 1/Nov/13
Yeah, Silent d, one of the entertainment shows just did an interview with him, and he's gotten huge. He was always muscular, but now he's buff.
Silent d said on 29/Oct/13
He looks huge now when he got released out of prison. More muscular and tank. 5 foot 6. He has never been 5 foot 9 in his life. I'm a big fan but he is not 5 foot 9. At least he knows how to make food using the microwave.
Matt said on 2/Oct/13
Hey I have actually seen him in real life, on a "concert" a few years ago at a club. He came outside of the club while I was standing there, just about 3m away from him.
I can guarantee that he is NO where near to 5'9, even 5'6 seems too tall. I would actually put him more on 5'4-5'5. He is really tiny, and this is coming from a 5'8 guy myself.
LDK said on 14/Jun/13
5'6" my ass. I'm 6' 7" and I was standing next to him playing craps in Vegas on NYE. He is lucky if he's 5' 4". He is tiny as hell
Joe said on 11/Jun/13
You people are clowns, 5'6 for Ja Rule? Watch any of his videos and you can see the man is 5'9. Would someone who is 5'6 look like this next to Fat Joe who is a legit 6'0? Oh wait, you guys are going to say he's wearing boots even though you have no proof of that lmaoo. Look for any picture of Ja and Fat Joe who is a legit 6'0. You'll only see a 2-3 inch difference.
Ja Rule @Ruleyork : "There's so much false info about me in the media like for starters I'm 5'9 not 5'6 lol..."
said on 11/Apr/13
Lol people thinking his 5'9'' because of this picture Click Here
should watch Rob's vid Click Here
explains it all. Plus his most likely wearing shoes in the mugshot.
lascious said on 20/Mar/13
Ja Rule is about 5.5 3/4. Lil wayne recently said he was only 5.5 in one of his songs. I dont know why Eminem dis him because he's clearly about the same height as Ja Rule. On MTV with Carson Daily (Eminem) looked atleast an in to an in 1/2 shorter than Marky Mark listed at 5.7. Anybody remember that. Ja rule is about 3/4 taller than wayne. I really don't care i came across this site cause i thought it was interesting and now i'm hooked. lol.
Joe said on 3/Mar/13
In his latest mugshot in jail he's listed at 69 Inches, which proves he's a legit 5'9. List him up, no way is he 5'6.
Brad said on 1/Mar/13
Must wear custom Timbs with some lift in the mug shot. What custom footwear can do is amazing with the 5' 9" line at the top of his head. He "proudly claims 5' 9"". He sure does in monsters.
Tallsmall said on 22/Feb/13
In his police mugshot he looks to be just over 5'9''. His footwear, however, is not visible
leonari said on 8/Feb/12
He ain't no 5'7". Don't get me started on 5'9". Rob has him spot on.
Silent d said on 6/Feb/12
He is awesome bu 5 foot 9 is way too much for him. He always looked 5 foot 6.
dylan said on 11/Jan/12
wtf said on 6/Dec/11
go watch the video of ja rule and lil wayne and you will se ja rule is taller than 5'6 lil wayne by at several inches
Adreanna said on 18/Aug/11
Ja Rule is short why do u think in the song hailies revenge by eminem they make fun of how tall he is at the end of the song
Brad said on 11/Aug/11
Booking photo this week was 5' 8.5" in DOC footwear. He's 5' 7.5"
JJ said on 11/Jul/11
HA whaat? hes only 5'6? I thought he was tallerr.! like 6 feet no jokee
Rocky said on 29/Jun/11
Ja Rule isn't ver muscular, realer...
He has very low percent body fat, and has a high shoulder-to-waist proportion...which makes him look muscular than he is, with the whole "V-shaped" muscle look.
He's 5'6'' and between 140-155 lbs.
Dman1528 said on 26/May/11
said on 8/Apr/11Click Here
around the same height as ti who is leanin slightly
Loki said on 13/Dec/10
looks about 3-4 inches taller then lil wayne, so i say 5ft8!
anon said on 12/Dec/10
I don't know about that mugshot info. It also says he's 160, and there's no way Ja who has zero fat on him weighs 160. I know thesmokinggun sometimes has reliable stuff, but that whole "secret dossier" for rap stars looks fake. How would the cops know Ja's weight anyway? It seems like a fan just put that together to make Ja seem bigger than he is. It looks very amateurish, right down to the horrible quality mugshot. Mugshots haven't been that poor quality since 1982. By the way, I'm not a Ja hater. He's basically a half inch shorter than Eminem, so Eminem looks real silly to me calling him a midget. I'd put Ja at 5'6.
Anonymous said on 8/Dec/10
Arbey said on 6/Dec/10
I'm 5'5,but a small mouse,has a longer tail,jajaja.So,don't worry Ja Rule.
non idiot said on 13/Nov/10
his mugshot list him at 5"8 why u downgrading him u just dnt like him u can fiund the mugshot at the smoking gun
doner said on 27/Oct/10
hes 5"7 aparently a reporter asked and he was mebarassed and replied only 5"7
big shot said on 1/Oct/07
i met ja rule twice, im 5"8 he is same hight as me..For the retards here, in the UH oH Video ja rule is def cpl inches bigger then Wayne...and in that Pic, its easy to see ja rule leaning against the car morons
MEL said on 17/Sep/07
hey rob, if ja rule is 5ft6 and lil wayne is 5ft6 well ja rule is taller than lil wayne in their new video titled "Uh- oh"
said on 11/Sep/07
Hey Rob, theres a typo with Ja Rule's name in the pics caption.
[Editor Rob: yeah man, there's sometimes method to what appears occasional spelling madness ;)]
Mo said on 10/Sep/07
HAHA, 5'9, he wishes he was that tall! I think he is the same height as lil wanye, around 5'5 or shorter!
Anonymous said on 21/Aug/07
Darryl are you blind dude, Ja is obviously taller than lil wayne in the new video. Sort your eyes out
Darryl said on 22/Jul/07
new video for ja rule and lil wayne shows that they both same height which means they both 5'6
said on 11/Jun/07
Here is the script to that Conan Episode
Nothing about height in there
phil said on 10/Jun/07
i thought he said he was 5'5'' on conan o'brian show, and definatley looked it next to the towering 6'4'' o'brien
Brad said on 4/May/07
I sprayed a Navajo hut in Monument Valley Utah last week at midnight. I was looking over my shoulder for an arrow. I left a dollar on the plywood counter where the people sell their wares cause I felt sorry for the sacred ground.
glenn said on 23/Apr/07
the rush post? my recent ugly looks? that i agree on? my short spells in the clink? too private to get into here.disorderly conduct,trespassing,and other ludicrous accusations beyond my control.all trips beyond my control actually.im pretty civil believe it or not.ironically just 48 hours ago i obtained my first public urination summons.i spray the streets for the last 25 years,once or more a day.finally got caught.not a bad track record.and i checked to make sure coast was clear.
Brad said on 22/Apr/07
Man I admire Glenn's honesty....I saw what he wrote under a Rush post and didn't ask in fear of a Glenn meltdown. Er, kind I ask, er, how-why-what-when? Line busting at a concert ticket sale? Pushed & pushed back? IRT fare jumping? I did 125 MPH on 684 near White Plains N.Y. in a '72 Ford Maverick once...lucky for me the trooper was at breaking speed when I passed him. At a buck twenty five in a 55 zone you get jailed. Never had a speeding ticket or seen a jail cept through a YMCA trip...all we saw were drunks.
glenn said on 22/Apr/07
they ask you usually.believe me,i know.
Viper said on 22/Apr/07
I wouldnt take those arrest sheets TOO seriously. Sometimes they are right sometimes not. Ja Rule probably told them 5-8 out of his mouth.
Derek said on 21/Apr/07
Arrest sheet has him at 5'8"? Ja Rule must have been in Timberlands.
glenn said on 20/Apr/07
brad,you just ate your words on nas here especially.
Brad said on 20/Apr/07
5' 8" on his arrest sheet NYPD.
Rocky said on 9/Mar/07
But leonari, derbi might have him at 5'10''. LOL.
Rocky said on 23/Feb/07
I have to wonder if this was the worst case of overestimation used by a person featured on celebheights.com
Lmeister said on 19/Feb/07
Just saw Ja Rule in some MTVs PR show. He looked 5'9''-5'10'', but I guess the camera angles made him look taller and he had really thick trainers. He is 5'6'', but can look 5'9''...
tankd said on 17/Feb/07
i really don't think he's even that tall if glenn's 5'8". he looked like a midget in the fast and the furious lol. he's one of those little guys that can't even make up for it in muscle. guys like nelly are built pretty and guys like ice cube just real thick and burly. 5'9", lol.
leonari said on 16/Feb/07
Rocky: rule is so far from 5"9"..hate the guy...50 really ruined his career...hehehe...hohohoh.hahahhaa
Rocky said on 23/Nov/06
To be fair, Seagal's footwear is questionable in the photo but still, Ja Rule isn't 5'9''...LMAO.
leonari said on 19/Nov/06
MAX 5'6" IF HE IS LUCKY...
J-Dog said on 18/Nov/06
Rocky, wow that is amazing, Segal looks like a giant and he is way back.
Anonymous said on 25/Oct/06
Maybe 5'9'' is his morning height? J/K!!!
Derek said on 12/Oct/06
Ja Rule is 5'9" just like I'm fat(I'm 6'1" 150).
Glenn said on 30/Sep/06
Exactly Shredder.how you been?
the shredder said on 27/Sep/06
5'9 ? ... now thats funny ! thats funnier then marky mark claming 5'10 ! ja rule is 5'6 max and mark is like 5'7.5 !
Rocky said on 25/Sep/06
That's only true if the person has wider shoulders, narrower waist/hips, and long legs - for people with very much a pure ruler shaped frame, he/she can look much shorter than it really is, regardless whether he is 5' or 7'.
Rocky said on 21/Sep/06
Glenn's more than 1.5 inches taller than Ja - in photos, it doesn't tend to show who's taller or shorter unless one is significantly (6-12 inches) taller than the other. I know because at 5'9'', I'm 4 inches taller than my mom but in photos, we almost look the same because people who are very heavy set or rail thin will look shorter than they are. I'm 120 lbs and a guy btw.
Glenn said on 21/Sep/06
7 said on 21/Sep/06
put ja rule at 5ft 6 please not 5ft 6 and a quater. rob why do you give ja rule extra inches for
[Editor Rob: he deserves it for claiming 5ft 9!]
leonari said on 20/Sep/06
ROB: thanks for putting Ja back to the 5'6 he truly is...And Glenn: great picture. Obviously Glenn is 2 inches or by the very least 1.5 inches taller than Ja ..We can close the file on Ja. I was right from the beginning: 5'6" or 168 cm. Nothing above that nothing below. He is an idiot for claiming 5'9"
sf said on 20/Sep/06
Yea, maybe 5'6"...
Glenn said on 20/Sep/06
5-6.or Im 5-10.
Rocky said on 20/Sep/06
I think 5'9'' is a clear typo Rob. It's really 6'9''.
[Editor Rob: no, he's 5ft 9, he insists he is, the guy on the right is 5ft 10 and is playing down his height ;-)]
Editor Rob said on 20/Sep/06
Here is a picture of 5ft 9 Ja Rule.
sophie said on 2/Aug/06
if hes only 5 6 hw tall must jlo be cos on the vid 4 im real he luks quite abit taller than her n i heard jlo was 5 6
Glenn said on 23/Jun/06
Never met him.heard 5-6.
leonari said on 22/Jun/06
GLENN: Have you met Ja Rule??? If yes how tall do you think he is??? Please respond. Thanks man.
Glenn said on 21/Jun/06
5-9? HA HA HA HA!
Quietman said on 20/Jun/06
oh please i am 5ft 11 1/2 inches tall i met him he was lot shorter than i was like 6 1/2 inches tall and he do lie about his height i was dead laughing after he he said he told conan he 5ft 9inches tall is amazing he do lies
Viper652 said on 16/Jun/06
Even 5-6 is a stretch.
leonari said on 16/Jun/06
he threatened to release another album if I didn't give him 1/2 inch...OK ROB thats a reason I can accept. Another album would be a nightmare...But he still ain't over 5'6"...I don't know how you came up with 5'7"...Because the guy said he is 5'9" on Conan???PLEASE!! The guy is an idiot and thinks people are as dumb as he is and that they will believe this stupid lie. I just hope that you know for yourself that 5'7" just ain't accurate for this guy ROB.
7 said on 14/Jun/06
rob long long ago u had ja at 5ft 6in why give him an extra inch
[Editor Rob: he threatened to release another album if I didn't give him 1/2 inch!]
JOE said on 11/Jun/06
hey i did see ja rule today up close.. he was not that tall i am like 5' 9 and he was definally shorter than me..
leonari said on 4/Jun/06
ROB why do you have him at 5'7"???
said on 17/Apr/06
A 2002 feature in Ebony describes him as '5-foot-6': Click Here
Also, one memorable moment in Karrine "Superhead" Steffans' 'memeoir' Confessions of a Video Vixen, was her alleged first meeting with Ja Rule. She said something to the effect of how she was surprised that they were pretty much the same height as he seemed much taller and more muscular on television. Her offical website lists her height as 5'5".
There's no way he's above 5'6". He never looks taller.
C said on 1/Dec/05
I don't know about this listing. Ja Rule looks a good 2-3 inches taller than Jennifer Lopez in the "I'm Real" video. I would say that he's at least 5'8''
phast said on 30/Nov/05
That's funny Ja Rule said he's 5'9 on conan. I remember watching some tv show about how Ja and 50 Cent had beef and how a fight between the two would be no contest because 50 has half a foot on Ja. I just don't understand why these guys lie about their height, it just draws more attention to the fact that they're short, right? I have much more respect for short guys that don't lie or don't stand so straight to the point that it looks uncomfortable. That just gets negative attention.
Money said on 24/Oct/05
I've stood shoulder to shoulder with this cat and we were both wearing Air Force 1's. I'm exactly 5'8.5", and he's at least 2-2.5 inches shorter than me.
Anonymous said on 14/Oct/05
Ja is 5'6" flat. Eminem, D12, and Obie Trice ridiculed his height on a song called "Doe Ray Me".
mjd said on 4/Sep/05
I seen him on Carson Daly a while ago.....and from what i saw..He was DWARFED by Carson..Now Carson's around 6'0-6'1....Jarule was atleast 7-8 inches shorter....and yes,i also recall him saying on conan that he was 5'9...Clearly no one believed it
[Editor Rob: his latest movie...they sure have made him appear taller]
leonari said on 30/Jun/05
CoolJ nice comment...guys who measure themselves 5'9 and are 5'6" have some brain problems
CoolJ said on 30/Jun/05
You need to re-measure yourself.
leonari said on 30/Jun/05
im right you are a joke...probably you are below 5'6 and thats why you say you 're the same height as JA. He is tiny...He looks tiny. In the movie with PRAS he is a full head shorter!!!
im right said on 29/Jun/05
i've meet him and hes exactly my height, 5'9"
SH said on 27/Jun/05
In Half Past dead 6'4'' Segal towers over Rule, the difference looks like 1 ft many a time during the film, 5'6'' looks about correct.
Shavenis said on 26/May/05
Ja Rule is 5'6. According to People Magazine. And Jay-Z is 6'4 according to a web site thing that I forgot what it was.
leonari said on 11/May/05
How come you list him at 5'6.5 when he really is just 5'6 TOPS. Did you change it? I remember you had him at 5'6" not too long ago.Am I right?
hmmm said on 5/Apr/05
i mean of course hes short but i doubt the 5 foot 8. every picture i seen he looks at least 3 inches taller than ashanti with high heels. i think his shoulders make him look shorter. hes just a really slender guy. i mean eminem looks taller than him by a few inches but he is only 5 foot 8. i think people should bring into obetter sonsideration of body size too. and he is obviously taller than j-lo.
Anonymous said on 29/Mar/05
oh please...i met him after his court trial in toronto...im 5'7 1/2...and he was shorter then me..Its amazing how much they lie....
Monty said on 27/Mar/05
Ja Rule is 5'6, DMX 5'9, P.Diddy is 5'9 everyone else is just about right.
J. said on 27/Mar/05
I took those heights into account when I did the little 'Rapper-Heights' page ...some of those heights are inaccurate but the majority are in the right ballpark. Ja Rule is 5'6" on a good day but with the help of camera angles and nice posture, he can appear 5'8"-ish; Flav's 5'7"; Cam's no more than 6'0", he said so himself (he was once was a high school basketball star); Diddy's exactly 5'10". But that's a good page to reference to talking hip hop heights! :-)
said on 27/Mar/05
NYPD Intelligence reports from the Smoking Gun have the following heights for some of our favorite Hip Hopsters:
Taken from this page
Jay Z 6ft 1, Ja Rule 5ft 8, 50 Cent 6ft, Busta Rhymes 6ft 2, DMX 5ft 11, NAS 5ft 8, Flavor Flav 5ft 8, Fabulous 5ft 11, Cam'ron 6ft 2, Capone 5ft 9, P Diddy 6ft, Noreaga 5ft 10.
hmmm said on 27/Mar/05
I've seen his mug shot and it listed him as 5 foot 8. i'd givr him that. he just looks shorter because he has slender shoulders. when he did a performance with j-lo a couple years ago on mtv he was still taller than her.
really short said on 19/Mar/05
I got his autograph a month ago and he was tiny...I'm 5'10 1/2 and i seriously towered over him....He's like 5'5..not just that..i was watching conan and he honest to god said he was 5'9...I almost died of laughter
Anonymous said on 17/Mar/05
I met him back in 2001. I wouldn't be suprised if he's really 5'5" and a half and gets rounded up. He's very short. It's intresting, in music videos, they use all kinds of tricks to make him look average height. When I met him, he had his hair in a puffed up afro hairstyle. I assume it was an attempt to seem bigger.