How tall is Kanye West - Page 2

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5ft 7.72in (172cm)
runt said on 14/Jun/11
Recently seen sharing a passionate kiss with Mary-Kate Olsen. Maybe his long quest to find a chick shorter than him has finally ended.
the shredder said on 31/May/11
The 5'7 is just lyrics ... His body looks average ... If he is that height then he wears lifts .
Dean 5'9.25 said on 30/May/11
@ everyone - the song where estelle goes "5 foot 7 guy whoes just my type" thats just because se-ven has 2 sylables..try singing it to 5 six or 5 eight or any other it dont work..I personlly thought he looked an under average guy but not short..173-175 kinda range..174 probably Id say.
the shredder said on 28/May/11
Exactly ... 5'8 next to her IN HEELS , she'd be over 6 foot in heels ... This guy is taller then every 5'8 guy in pics ... Lifts or 5'9 ish .
Viper said on 28/May/11
Shredder is a parody
real height said on 26/May/11
Kanye West is 173,compare with swift who is 5 10'(also wear killer heel)at 2009 VMA.
the shredder said on 25/May/11
I dislike this guy , But NO WAY only 5'8 ... More like 5'9.5 !
Cooper said on 22/May/11
i think 5'7 for this guy is a better estimate
marshall said on 24/Mar/11
5 feet 7 no more. and in that video with ne-yo ne yo is taller
Anonymous said on 18/Feb/11
He is taller than 5'8 Ne-Yo
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Omer said on 10/Feb/11
He's Over 5'8 and 5'9
razor said on 18/Dec/10
check out this image of kanye and ill Wayne, it says on this site that weezy is 5,6 if he is kanye has gotta be 5,7 look at this pic.
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Big T said on 17/Dec/10
If Kanye West is less than 5'8" than that's a problem for Taylor Swift and Keri Hilson. Even if he is 5'8" Swift must only be about 5'9" and Hilson 5'7".
Xmootje said on 9/Dec/10
he is 5 7 it is obvious just listen to the lyrics he wrote himself in american boy with estelle ,' I just met this 5 foot 7 guy he s just my type "
pixieboo said on 5/Dec/10
i met kanye west in like 2004 and we were the same exact height and im 5'7.5
Anonymous said on 11/Nov/10
I bought pair of Louis Vuitton dons and decided to measure them.they give you extra 3.5cm height.
banana said on 5/Nov/10
Went to the Hancock Movie Premiere a couple of years ago, 4 " heels, I'm 5'5", and he was shorter than me by at least a couple of inches.
Will said on 2/Nov/10
Kanye West is 5'8 1/2" tall.
Paul_Pierce_4_ever said on 24/Jun/09
Just take a look on Getty images, any picture of him with Ellen, he appears at least an inch taller than her in all of them
lalali la laaaa said on 19/Jun/09
my sister has a picture with him and i can tell he's 5'8
Paul_Pierce_4_ever said on 15/Jun/09
ya, I agree, 5'8 would have sounded weird in that song
MD said on 10/Jun/09
We've already been over the "American Boy" reference a million times and it's simply not proof of anything.
DPC said on 10/Jun/09
Clearly 5 foot 7..even in american boy"i just met this 5 foot seven guy whos just my type"
Pauly Winthorpe said on 9/Jun/09
I wonder if 5' 7.5" Kanye likes fishdicks?
Rika said on 9/Jun/09
....I made that comment about the American boy song last week and people have just started to notice.(last week on youtube).
Anonymous said on 8/Jun/09
Marcg27 says on 6/Jun/09
I think the clue is in the Estelle song "American Boy", where Kanye West raps. One of her lines goes "I've just met this 5'7 guy who's just my type!" She is on the video clearly singing bout him, who clearly is 5'7!!!

was just going to write the same thing. And if he's the same height as Glenn, do we need more proof? sounds like 5'7" is where it's at
Marcg27 said on 6/Jun/09
I think the clue is in the Estelle song "American Boy", where Kanye West raps. One of her lines goes "I've just met this 5'7 guy who's just my type!" She is on the video clearly singing bout him, who clearly is 5'7!!!
josh said on 28/May/09
he is around 5-7 or 5-8 because jay z completely towers over him and he is like 6-1 or 6-2.
CoolJ said on 23/May/09
He's 5'7... if you recall, he was approx. the same size as Glenn, who we now know is 5'7
thisisajoke said on 7/May/09
Guys, I dont want to break everyone's heart here, but I am 5'7 and was eye level with kanye back stage at his concert. Seriously, why does everyone want to pretend that he is 5'8 or 5'9? The gossip that he is shorter came about because he is. The picture above does not mean anything, you cant even see his feet.
Bo said on 1/May/09
wow i figured he was at least 5'11
Paulpierce4ever said on 24/Apr/09
Kanye has horrible posture in that shot, you can't make any judgments based on that shot
Andr said on 18/Apr/09
Click Here jamie foxx is 5'9 on this website, he got at least 2 inches on kanye here, kanye is even standing in nearer to the camera. proves that kanye is not taller than 5'7
Andr said on 18/Apr/09
5'8 + in shoes, probably 5'7.5 ;) glenn is 5'7 ;) and he doesnt got lifts or any tricks like kanye
diana said on 16/Apr/09
hes definitely not 5'7. i would give him 5'8.5 to be exact even in this pic with glenn its obvious hes a lil taller
Kris said on 14/Apr/09
In the Song "American Boy" Estelle sings about Kanye being 5'7,,,,and he is about that,, sorry ladies,,his ego is alot higher.
sodapop said on 27/Mar/09
Hes 5'8" just look at this picture its obvious. I'm 5'9.5 and hes not 5'9
Jim29 said on 17/Mar/09
I have been measured at 5 ft 9 and a quater last year without shoes on, i met Kanye backstage at a concert and was standing next to him while he was talking to someone about the lights, noticed we were the same height or maybe he was slightly taller. I had my addidas trainers that have about half inch soles on, didn't check which he was wearing, i'd say hes at least 5 ft 9 with no shoes on.
Lozzer said on 6/Mar/09
Looks a strong 5'8-9 here!...
Vic said on 15/Feb/09
Yeah, this has to be changed for sure. The tilt of Kanye's head give him atleast a 0.5 inch advantage over Glenn.
scotty said on 13/Feb/09
I think he is an honest 5'7. He is always in sneakers, no boots or lifts and he seems to be 5'7 naturally, I really doubt he is any taller.
glenn said on 6/Feb/09
thanks matt.
Matt said on 4/Feb/09
I would agree that he looks taller than Glenn in the picture, but then Glenn was face-to-face with him for I guess a few minutes, so I trust his judgement on this one.
Anonymous said on 31/Jan/09
Looked around 5
glenn said on 26/Jan/09
i agree with j.j. 100 percent.
J.J. said on 26/Jan/09
This needs to be changed cos I stongly believe he is 5'8.5" you clearly see that he got 0.5" advantage in this picture & other pictures as well
TELLEM said on 13/Jan/09
that rollingstone cover is a joke...there was a full body shot pic of kanye on his tip toes next to 50 cent and 50 still had him by an was in some awards show somewhere
Paddy said on 13/Jan/09
On that rolling Stones cover shoot Kanye was standing on something to make him the same height as 50 so that they were eye level and the picture looked better, 5 8" - 5 8.5" is right and in the american boy song she says 5 7" because it just fits in better with the flow of the song, try putting 5 8" into the song and it doesnt flow aswell
Kanye West Fan said on 9/Jan/09
I actually think Kanye maybe a bit more taller than 5 ft 8. Him and 50 Cent were in a "Rolling Stones" Magazine, and 50 cent is about 6 ft 0, Kanye only looked like an inch shorter than him.
Brent said on 9/Jan/09
5'7.75 is more accurate
Source said on 17/Dec/08
Kayne is more like 5'7. In Estelle - American Boy ft Kanye West, they say he's 5'7.
G said on 6/Dec/08
In American Boy Estelle says something about a boy who's 5 ft 7, but isnt she talking about him??

Editor Rob
nothing to do with actual height, more to do with trying to rhyme.
MD said on 5/Dec/08
John Legend is listed at 5'9", here, but I really think he's more in the 5'8.5" range. John has great proportions, so I also thought he was 5'10", but when stacked up against others of known height it's clear he's barely 5'9".
glenn said on 5/Dec/08
i have a few pics with legend.i couldve sworn he was 5-9.maybe he is taller.
Jake said on 5/Dec/08
I'd say 5 '8" One thing that confuses me is if he's that height, how tall is John Legend? He normally looks two inches taller than Kanye, but i've heard he's 5 '10".
MD said on 26/Nov/08
Yeah, he's not even close to 5'9". While he's slouching, here, he'd clearly be at least an inch shorter than Jamie Foxx even if he straightened up:

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anonymous said on 26/Nov/08
Next to david letterman, he looks 5 foot 9. I would say 5 foot 8.
Zach # 2 said on 24/Nov/08
Kanye allways seems to rock Marky Mark style sneakers, giving him almost a 2" advantage. I'd say he's 5ft 8.5 (morning height), i've seen him at concerts, and he seems like a average height dude, esp next to Jay-Z on stage - lol
Source said on 9/Nov/08
Kayne is 5'9. He's clearly taller than glenn...
Josh said on 7/Nov/08
If Kanye is not wearing lifts or shoes that make him taller than most shoes, and Glenn is indeed 5'8, Kanye is definitely above 5'8. He doesn't look like he is standing 100% straight, and his head is tilted. I say he is 5'9.
Briggie said on 25/Oct/08
he's probably wearing some shoes that make him look taller
like dog the boungty hunter, hes 5'7 and wears thick cow boy shoes
glenn said on 21/Oct/08
i always felt he was 5-8.5 to johns post below.happy to see more pics up rob!
arb said on 20/Oct/08
He looks clearly taller than Glenn. Either Kanye should be upgraded, or Glenn downgraded.
paul_pierce_4_ever said on 12/Oct/08
I don't think Kanye has ever really looked short in a single pic I've seen him in, and 5'7 always looks short
MD said on 4/Oct/08
The song doesn't mean anything. It could have been chosen for aesthetic reasons. I'm not saying that he couldn't be 5'7", but this idea that a song is near-definitive proof, or even good proof, of anything is just plain silly.
That Guy said on 3/Oct/08
I think its time for a height decrease for this guy. In the song ish and I previously mentioned he is plainly called 5'7 and he is one of the people singing the song. What more conclusive evidence could possibly exist aside from an actual measuring?
John said on 29/Sep/08
He's a solid 5'9." I saw him in person and he was definitely a little taller than me and I'm 5'8"
ish said on 6/Sep/08
In american boy, the song by estelle ft. Kanye has the lyrics 'I just met this 5 foot seven guy who's just my type' in reference to Kanye.
That Guy said on 3/Sep/08
In the song "American Boy" with some lady and kanye she says "i just met this 5ft7 guy whose just my type. If you listen to the song its clear that shes talking about kanye. If he was anymore than 5'7 I would assume he would have insisted the lyrics say so considering that a different number wouldn't change the rhyming sound.
Dan said on 26/Jul/08
are all these heights afternoon height? Is it morning, afternoon or night?
Anonymous said on 25/Jul/08
5'7" could be anyone, and it's close enough to 5'8 anyway.
Angie said on 6/Jul/08
"Davey says on 2/Jun/08
duhon who the hell do you think she is talking about then?geez some people cant see it even if its right in front of them."

imagine if the lyrics were i just met this 5foot 8 guy whos just my typer
it wouldnt work
and i also think that it was more about a random guy, not kanye west.
also from pics you can clearly see he is not 5foot 7
shanae said on 4/Jun/08
its only obvious that kanye isn't 5' 7" hes a lil taller than that. (to you davey) estelle isn't talkin about kanye in the song. she's talkin abt a guy in general, not kanye in specific.
Davey said on 2/Jun/08
duhon who the hell do you think she is talking about then?geez some people cant see it even if its right in front of them.
Davey said on 2/Jun/08
in hes new song it says hes 5'7.Downgrade time.
glenn said on 14/May/08
no way.i met him.he is clearly leaning in a bit in my pic.he was close to 5-9,if not that.
MD said on 13/May/08
As self-conscious as he is, I still doubt lifts. He's definitely not anything taller than 5'8", but I do suspect slightly less than this.
Viper said on 13/May/08
Any chance he has something in his shoes from time to time? I dont think hes any taller than Glenn in the picture as well. Hes certaintly no taller than 5-8.
MD said on 12/May/08
With 5'6" Jonah Hill, recently:

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theenforcer said on 11/May/08
"I just met this 5ft 7 guy whose just my type" from American Boy by Estelle feat. Kanye West.
Pam said on 30/Apr/08
On Saturday I went to the Kanye West concert(Glow In the Dark Tour) in Albuquerque, NM. I sat in third row and saw Kanye from very close and I would say that Kanye is 5
atown said on 19/Apr/08
in american boy estelle said "i just met this 5 foot 7" guy in her lyrics
Bobby said on 18/Apr/08
Sean Coombs is almost 5'10 mates!! Have you seen how low Kanye West is to him????? He's MORE than 2 inches shorter!
glenn said on 18/Apr/08
i agree.he seemed a bit taller than me.
Fr3ddy P said on 17/Apr/08
I'm about 5 foot 10 and I saw him at the signing at Virgin in Manhattan, he's about 5 foot 9
Bobby said on 16/Apr/08
Naw mate I seen so many times guys leaning to look taller in photos coz they lift one heel and then one of their eyes is higher than when they is flat
Bobby said on 13/Apr/08
Kanye is 5'7". In the song and vid American Boy Estelle when she says she met this 5'7 guy looks right at Kanye when she says it. Kanye ain't complaining bout it. Look at Glenn's neck its higher than Kanye who is leaning to look taller.

Editor Rob
leaning to look taller....hmm, usually you lose height
ahuchfe said on 27/Mar/08
haha, i was just about to talk about that song too, i was done writing the comment when i saw what Big T wrote, but yeah i agree with T, but Duhon, i think she sais his jeans are baggy because loose jeans arent that big in london, or wherever shes from, they usually wear sum ballerina tights or sutmhing, so id say hes about 5'7"
Duhon said on 27/Mar/08
I dont think she's reffering to kanye in the song. she says she doesn't like the 5'7" guys baggy pants. kanye never wears his pants baggy. i think she's refering to no one specific in the song.
MD said on 25/Mar/08
Funny, I was about to bring Estelle's "American Boy" song up. It's nothing definitive, because she may have very well simply taken artistic license. Maybe it was easier for her to rhyme. But, I completely agree with Big T, it would seem odd that a person known for being extremely self-conscious (some would call him insecure, in fact) would let Estelle go there with the song.
Big T said on 20/Mar/08
As mentioned, Kanye is described as a "5 foot 7 guy" in the song "American Boy", just released, by Estelle. If he was any taller than 5'7", why would he allow himself to be described as 5'7" on a song that he features on? Especially given his ego...
C. said on 16/Mar/08
Music is subjective. The "BEST" is also subjective. I would call classical and jazz by far better than rap, rock, and metal (I don't like metal, but I do love classical). But that's MY opinion. And I really like Kanye, although he is overrated. But then again, what celebrated artist isn't?

As for Kanye's height, I'd go with 5'8" 1/2 (possibly 5'9"). If he got that tilt out of his head.
Edd said on 6/Mar/08
I would say Kanye is a slight taller than 5.8, 5'8 1/4 is more like it.
glenn said on 29/Feb/08
thats more common in urban areas,the heckling.kanye is good,but perhaps a tad overated.ill stay with d.o.c. and black moon!
D. Ray Morton said on 29/Feb/08
Glenn and chris - that's very common among kids everywhere.

I asked about Kanye's work because, quite honestly, I do not understand all the fuss surrounding it - or him. I've been into rap/hip hop for many, many years, but I'm just not seeing or hearing how he is noteworthy to the extent that people are calling him "the best." I'm sure it must be something I'm missing...
glenn said on 28/Feb/08
exactly chris175.
chris175 said on 28/Feb/08
glenn i totally agree with you, i like a bit of rap music aswell but, rock and metal music is by far the best, i was judged for listening to it aswell
Rob said on 27/Feb/08
I would say 5'9" to 5'9.5 because of the head tilt. And glenn ist standing very straight also. kanye should be upgraded in my opinon!
glenn said on 27/Feb/08
seemed 5-9 to me.he is good.but no matter how good a rapper is,and he is better than most,they can never touch the genius of rock or metal.never.sampling or rather stealing music to rap over it is sickening.especially when they sample rock or metal,and i was made fun of for listening to metal growing up by urban kids.ignorant.
D. Ray Morton said on 26/Feb/08
Looks 5'9" here, tilt of the head accounted for. Glenn, what do you think of his work? Do you think he lives up to the hype? Just curious.
dmeyer said on 25/Feb/08
loks solid 5 ft 8 like evening height
I Know his height said on 17/Feb/08
sneakers aren't very hard to manipulate these days either (in regards to a post below), just because a celeb wears sneakers a lot doesn't mean they aren't custom built for height leverage.
sam said on 11/Feb/08
looked 5ft 9 on grammys anyone argree?
adem said on 31/Jan/08
in this video he looks more about 5 ' 6 "
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american boy said on 11/Jan/08
in the song with Estelle, kanye west is described as "five foot seven"
glenn said on 3/Jan/08
when one wakes in the morning or whatever time after 7 or more hours of sleep,their maximum potential height is at this moment.soon after,3 hours or more,one slowly shrinks and at the end of a day or night they lose a half inch to an inch.
diana said on 2/Jan/08
can someone PLEASE explain to me this being taller in the morning
or "morning height"
i don't understand...
dmeyer said on 26/Dec/07
he is as tall as glenn with a sloush so possibly a bit over 5'8
C. said on 8/Dec/07
He's always looked 5'8", no less. But in this pic he could possibly be 5'8" 1/2, but not 5'9" personally. And just because he's not 6' tall doesn't mean he's short. He's just around average height.
Viper said on 4/Oct/07
He looks 5-8 1/4.
Derek said on 3/Oct/07
50 is 6'0" and had a good 3-4 inches on Kanye.
Victorian said on 3/Oct/07
Like many have said here: based on the pic I'd say 5ft8 and maybe a tad (though absolutely nothing more than that) over that. In shoes.
glenn said on 3/Oct/07
50 cent is 6ft.
brother_h said on 3/Oct/07
he didnt look that tall next to 50 cent and 50 cent is wat 5'10 right
Cairo86 said on 3/Oct/07
I would make him 5ft 9
trueheight said on 3/Oct/07
he's not leaning - just tilting his head. And anything less than a 45 degree head tilt has no effect on height. Try tilting your head the same as Kanye and measure to see if you're any shorter - you're not. I think he's 5'8

Editor Rob
no effect under 45 degrees?

Any mathematician would just shake their head at that claim...
Anonymous said on 3/Oct/07
Next to Glen he sure looks just a bit taller well if he was wearing normal type of heel shoes looks to me like 5'8 1/2" -5'9" to me.
Anonymous said on 2/Oct/07
i don't see how on earth he could be 5'9 hen he's same as glenn, 5'8 tops in shoes who knows what he's without
glenn said on 2/Oct/07
he was a bit taller than me. 5-9 possible. but 5-8 is probably poture is solid, he is leaning in though.
glenn said on 2/Oct/07
this was a month ago rachelle.i asked him when the new cd was dropping,when he said 9-11,i remember it was 2 weeks away.i thought i told you.he was ok,a bit arrogant.he posed.50 cent is pain about posing.
Rachelle said on 2/Oct/07
Ahh, you got Kanye! When was this? What was he like Glenn?
Lmeister said on 2/Oct/07
Kanye is 5'9''ish.
glenn said on 1/Oct/07
5-8 or 5-9.hard to say.
leonari said on 1/Oct/07
strong 5'8" guy
Viper said on 1/Oct/07
Id be VERY surprised If hes 5-8 3/4 - 5-9.
Franco said on 1/Oct/07
he is surely 1cm taller than glenn, that much i am sure of.

i think his true height is 174cm and glenn was that day like 172cm for whatever reason. this is what i think.
glenn said on 30/Sep/07
no way is he 5-7.
glenn said on 30/Sep/07
i agree on 5-9 being a possibilty.
Anonymous said on 30/Sep/07
except he isn't taller than glenn leon so that makes your theory useless he's 5'7
Leon said on 30/Sep/07
He seems to wear sneakers a lot. If that's the case in this pic and Glen is wearing a normal 1-inch heel, then I'd have to put Kanye at 5'8.5" to 5'9". Every time I've seen him on television he's always struck me as being a strong, average height.
glenn said on 29/Sep/07
i dont know about that.why does he look taller than me? it could be the pavement,but then i wonder.
leonari said on 29/Sep/07
The books can be closed on Kanye. The man is 5'8".
Anonymous said on 29/Sep/07
he looks like hes wearing a lot of make up
Franco said on 28/Sep/07
you're shrinking Glenn i think it's not the pavement :-D lol *grin*

yeah 173-174cm for him is correct.
danius said on 28/Sep/07
looks 5'8.5
glenn said on 28/Sep/07
looked 5-8 in person.5-9 in the photo.everyone lately has me beat with better pavement.
Realheight 88 said on 28/Sep/07
He is 5-8 i think.In the pic above, he looks it with glenn clearly.
bruce_willis said on 28/Sep/07
he looks 5'8.5
leonari said on 28/Sep/07
Cool pic Glenn!!! You look half an ich shorter. Are you?
Realheight 88 said on 23/Sep/07
He is 5-8(weak) and the pic with 50cent proves it clearly.
leonari said on 20/Sep/07
Ok here he admits to being cut from the Highschool Baskeball Team cause he was too short and is refered to as " the 5'8" rapper" by CNN...
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kazzoo said on 17/Sep/07
He's obivously 3 to 3.5" shorter than 50 Cent. Not considering footwear.
leonari said on 13/Sep/07
yeah but 50's shoes look like mocassins with basically no heel at all . Kanye is wearing sneakers who likely give almost an ich over barefeet. %'7.5 -5'8" is correct. What a big mouth this guy has...
CoolJ said on 12/Sep/07
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Flat footed.. both of them.

He's looking like 5'7.5" to me.
leonari said on 12/Sep/07
tip toes and still an inch shorter. Give me a break...the man is 5'8"
Brah said on 11/Sep/07
Here is another pic of Kanye and 50:

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Tall_is_Great said on 11/Sep/07
Here is Kanye face to face with 50 cent
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You can see their entire bodies. Kanye is on his tip toes.
Viper said on 11/Sep/07
I could have sworn he was 5-7 tops. Thats surprising.
glenn said on 11/Sep/07
no.5-8 minimum.small chance he could be 5-9,as he looks in my photo.i think it was the pavement though.
leonari said on 11/Sep/07
Glenn: Any chance he was shorter?
glenn said on 11/Sep/07 him last week.he was on a slight hill though.
ShortMan said on 10/Sep/07
He was face to face with 50 cent at the MTV VMAs. He stood on his toes and they were same height. Check youtube.
Anonymous said on 28/Aug/07
looked big next to tiny entourage cast, next to grenier looked to show he was 5'7
amin said on 21/Jun/07
yes he is 5'8 because im 5'8 look at i have pics
Lmeister said on 21/Jun/07
He is maybe an inch taller than Mike Myers(5'7''). I think that he is 5'7.5''
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Anonymous said on 31/May/07
naw....I saw him in person and I'm 5'9, and he at least look as tall, if not taller than me. his head is way big lol
MD said on 9/Sep/06
Why is he still at 5'8.5"? Here he is with Pharrell Williams who's listed at 5'8.5" (who I think is 5'8"):

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Time to shave off this half inch, at least.

Editor Rob
lol, I remember some folk thought in that video pharrel was shorter than kanye but yes 5ft 8 flat looks closer for this guy as in most of the shots of them he looks a bit shorter...
leonari said on 31/May/06
I truly think Kanye is 5'8" but only a few minutes in the morning...He is closer to 5'7.5" if you ask me.
5'10chick said on 14/May/06
Click Here If ellen is 5'7 then he must be like 5'8 and a half but look at his shoes
asmith said on 9/Apr/06
look at these photos..

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and now this one

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Ms East said on 14/Mar/06
Kayne is 5'8 met him..he even said hey we the same height..i am 5'8 by the way..
Anonymous said on 7/Mar/06
kanye is really short, he's maybe 5'7.5" actually. the video with pamela anderson he just dicd touch the sky showed that pamela, who's like 5'6 was only two inches shorter. has anyone got any pics of him and jigga man so we can compare? jay z is like 6 ft 1
MusicLover said on 28/Feb/06
A friend of mine is 5'11". I saw him in a photo with John Legend; he looked like he had him by about 3" at the shoulder, which would put JL at about 5'8" or so.
Gossip said on 11/Feb/06
That 5'8 and a 1/2 seems about right for Kanye (he never really did look that tall to me)
CelebHeights Editor said on 21/Jan/06
Note from the girl on John Legend page:
"This is Nikki, the girl on the 4 pictures with John Legend. The discussion swayed to Kanye West's height, and I'd like to make a comment. I've also met Kanye West a few times, and I doubt that he's really 5'8.5". I'm 5'8.5" and I am slightly taller than Kanye in person."
tehpwnerer said on 27/Dec/05
Well he stood beside Mike Myers on SNL and at the infamous telathon and Myers is about 5'8. Kanye looks about an inch taller than him, but Kanye has a great posture and Myers slouches, so 5'8 for Kanye sounds right.
Monty said on 15/Dec/05
I've seen players as short as 5'5 play for HS teams, ofcourse it goes without saying they are pretty talented. Even in the NBA theres Nate Robinson whos listed at 5'9 but is actually closer to 5'7.
Mr. Awesome said on 15/Dec/05
This is high school; we're not talking about the NBA here. It's perfectly rasonable for a 5'8'' person to play in high school, especially at a guard position.
CoolJ said on 19/Sep/05
Viper. You can pretty much gather Myers is somewhere in the 5'7 - 5'7.75 range (in my opinion). If you check out the telethon that had Myers and Kanye side-by-side, you'd notice Kanye had .5-.75" on Myers. Not sure about shoes.. but nevertheless, they're relatively close and Kanye definitely had the advantage there.

I think Kanye is about 173cm.
Viper652 said on 19/Sep/05
Shoe size has nothing to do with height. Kanye looks no taller then 5-7 at best.
DudeX said on 18/Sep/05
Big D, shoe size and height is not proportional. I'm 5'11 and shoe size 10.
Big D said on 17/Sep/05
Kanye West wears a size 12 shoe (he was buying shoes on an MTV show), so does Jamie Foxx(jamie mention his size on tv as well). I wear the same size (120)and i am about 5.10 . So he might be in that 5.10 -6.00 range
sean said on 3/Sep/05
these guys look pretty close in the telethon. they're both around 5'7"
Viper652 said on 1/Sep/05
Foxx looks like a MAX 5-8 on TV. He looks short on TV.
CoolJ said on 31/Aug/05
I do think Foxx is about 5'9"ish at minimum.. but he's not 5'10".

I think that puts Kanye under 5'8, like I said.. check out some VMA pics.. if you can find some good ones.
Mr. R said on 30/Aug/05
Viper, I reported Jamie Foxx at about 5-8 when I saw him at the Vegas airport, but nobody believed me, including our beloved editor from Scotland. He is for sure not above 5-9.
Viper652 said on 29/Aug/05
Jaimie Foxx is no taller then 5-8 in my opinion, and I beleive Kanye is in the 5-6 range. He always looks really short, even on TV no less.
CoolJ said on 29/Aug/05
do those shoes look big, or is it just me?
CoolJ said on 28/Aug/05
Looked a solid 2" shorter than Kanye at the VMAs.. I'd say 5'7.5 - 5'8 is probably where he's at.
Ricardo said on 26/Aug/05
In wild n out he looked pretty tall, in fact he was taller than almost everyone there and probably a little shorter than Nick Cannon himself, so either he's about 5'10 and Nick is 6'0" like he claims or Kanye is 5'8 1/2 and Nick is about 5'10 1/2", But he did look pretty big on t.v.
kitty said on 12/Jul/05
i saw kanye at a chart show on stage and he definently looked about 5'8 but no more taller then 5'8.5...he did look quite short!

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