How tall is Kanye West

Kanye West's Height

5ft 8in (172.7 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
Kanye with Kim Kardashian
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Average Guess (63 Votes)
5ft 7.77in (172.1cm)
Tallish89 said on 6/Oct/17
Lift wearer
Slim said on 20/Sep/17
5'7.5" is closer to the truth.
Warren said on 13/Sep/17
He truly has 172-173cm range, and has nice proportion
Tom Colton said on 28/Aug/17
In a picture with conor mcgregors dad is exactly the same height. Then conor with his dad, noticeable height difference. So logically 1 to 2 inches shorter than conor mcgregor, kanye is 5ft 7 to 5ft 7.5 legit.
Jani said on 12/Aug/17
Kanye looks like somewhere 172-173cm.
Phil said on 10/Aug/17
He could be wearing lifts with those boots he wears and he could be at least 4 inches taller than his real height. I'd say 5'8 barefoot is accurate.
Peter175 said on 8/Aug/17
I can believe anywhere from 173-174. Definitely not 5'7" range
KH said on 7/Aug/17
Not sure there is much noticeable between West and Cruise in those photos and in some Tom looks about the same height and we can't see the footwear. Flat 5'8 is good for him. Wouldn't go taller myself.
Brad said on 19/Jul/17
As listed.
Lollllll said on 1/Jul/17
Estelle calls him 5" 7 in American Boy
lol said on 29/Jun/17
i guess you have a point. I'd say he's 5'7 1/2 to 5'8. Just a few inches short of average.

just funny how his height is immortalized as 5'7
Peter175 said on 30/May/17
Rob, doesn't he look like a stronger 5'8 to you? I think he's the same height as you, 5'8.25. He rarely looks short like a lot of 5'8ers. He had Tom cruise by a good half inch as well

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Editor Rob: there's a case for 5ft 8.25 yeah.
Tallish89 said on 15/May/17
I have noticed he appears taller last couple of years

Reasons why lol

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172 my guess
Editor Rob: it's a solid heel, maybe 1.75.
Ggg said on 20/Apr/17
How tall does Montana of 300 look next to kanye, Rob?
Google and all other website has him listed as 6'1 but next to kanye he dosent look more than 5'9??

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Editor Rob: silly websites and Google never even checked what the guy himself said?

you can also see him with Chris Rock and Terrence, around 5ft 9 might be fair...he actually claimed 5ft 10, so it goes to show you should never blindly copy info from other sites ;)
I think he is a little further from kanye, so he could be between 5ft 9-10, certainly isn't over 5ft 10, because that's what he claims...
Cameron said on 9/Apr/17
Yeah I think he is just under 5'8". Although he does have a somewhat stocky build which might make him look shorter so idk.
I'm 5'8.5" short said on 23/Mar/17
He's 5'7.5" (171 cm). Kim being so short makes him look in the 5'9 range at times
Harris said on 22/Mar/17
Nope. Not convinced at all. If Kanye let her describe him as 5'7" in that song, then that's the tallest he is. We all know that Kanye is the type of guy that would upgrade his height, rather than downgrade!
Heyja said on 13/Mar/17
Kanye has been photographed on a thousand red carpets in dozens of kinds of footwear. If there's any male celeb Rob can nail from a distance, it's gonna be him.

Estelle probably used seven because it's two syllables, and Kanye probably didn't care because the whole song is about him being a boss.
Mathew Robinson said on 12/Mar/17
ArthurJohn said on 14/Nov/16
I've seen his wax figure at Tussaud's a few years ago, and I remember him looking a weak 5'8". I think 172 cm is a better fit for him.

Why did Estelle refer to him as 5'7" in 'American Boy'? That would be a considerable downgrade if you ask me. Would someone with as big of an ego as Kanye West allow someone to declare him shorter than he actually is...on his own record? Its doubtful to say the least.


I've wondered the same thing. If he was really 5'8" would he have himself described as 5'7" in his own song? Given what they say about his ego, it sounds like even he thinks he's really 5'7".
Dr JJ said on 20/Feb/17
Interestingly saw a picture of him walking in the street with Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble. There was not a great deal of height difference between West and Gamble. However, the previous week, Gamble was pictured strolling with Bieber, and the Biebs was dwarved by Gamble. Just an observation.
Nova176 said on 17/Feb/17
If Kanye is sub5'8 rob would literally have to change nearly every height on this site.

Kanye is a staple and constant 5'8. A bit below average but not really short
Nova176 said on 12/Feb/17
Doing 5'8 justice.

Looks a decent bit taller than 171-172 Tom cruise
John Connor said on 6/Feb/17
Solid 5"8 guy but can appear shorter at times. Rob how tall do you think Prince EA is bearfoot judging by this video clip Click Here
Editor Rob: proportionally he could pull off 5ft 10-11, but I don't really know the guy, that's the first time I heard him actually!
A 171cm male said on 2/Jan/17
Looks about right 5'8"
Bou said on 1/Jan/17
Definitely upper 5'8". He never looks short even next to 6 footers.
Ssn said on 26/Dec/16
Hey rob i think he is 5"9 as i just saw kylie Jenner's story on snapchat about christmas gifts where kendal jenner run past him and they both(kanye and kendal) looks exactly of same height though she was barefeet and kanye was wearing sneakers. What is your thought upon this. Can u find that video and check it just to get his correct heigt. Thanks
Shredder said on 14/Dec/16
Not 5'10 , but easily upper 5'8 range , like 5'8.5
houla said on 14/Dec/16
are you sure he is 173cm? he never looks short on tv beside other people and a lot taller than KK even with platforms. 5'10?
ArthurJohn said on 14/Nov/16
I've seen his wax figure at Tussaud's a few years ago, and I remember him looking a weak 5'8". I think 172 cm is a better fit for him.

Why did Estelle refer to him as 5'7" in 'American Boy'? That would be a considerable downgrade if you ask me. Would someone with as big of an ego as Kanye West allow someone to declare him shorter than he actually is...on his own record? Its doubtful to say the least.
truth said on 18/Oct/16
Yes I am about 177-178 cm at my lowest. Anyway it is nothing personal, Kanye is about 172-173 cm and there is nothing wrong about it.
Leonardo 1.73m said on 12/Oct/16
@truth Shorter side? Are you 177cm and you say about 5'8 is short/very short? Poor...
truth said on 4/Oct/16
@Leo 5'8 Why? 5'8 is on the shorter side in the western world with a majority of the white population since the average is about 5'9-5'10. I am just stating the obvious measured and easily observable facts. There is nothing wrong with being below average height or any height for that matter. Also it's "man" not "men".
Ken Baggins said on 20/Sep/16
Lil Yachty must be 6ft 0in standing next to him
Adamz said on 19/Sep/16
173cm looks ok for Kanye.
mike said on 29/Aug/16
Kanye doesn't look a full 5'8, 172cm i think is a more solid listing
Leo 5'8 said on 16/Jul/16
Men you has several problems
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 12/Jul/16
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 :).


Yes, and it's tough to imagine that Kanye would let her use that line if he was really 5'8".
truth said on 22/May/16
He is just about 5ft8/173cm or slightly shorter than that (probably 5ft7.75/172cm). Always struck me as a below average but not really that short.
Alxr37 said on 5/May/16
He's probably not shorter than 5'8
jerald Weing said on 5/May/16
He's about a 5'6"-5'7" guy.
Celebheights 6'1.75 said on 13/Apr/16
I've met him a few years ago, and I originally thought that he was like 5'2" from very far away due to his short legs. Up close he was somewhere in the 5'8"-5'8 1/2" range.
TJE said on 14/Mar/16
Rob, would 8.25 be possible?
FM said on 27/Feb/16
As others have said, I doubts he's over 5'7" by much,if at all - as the Estelle, "American Boy" states.

Check out this pic with Paul McCartney, listed at 5'9.5". Paul may have a little extra help in his shoe, but Kanye definitely does. Paul looks close to 2inches taller if he stands straight, at least with both in their foot ware.

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Pitch_Fork said on 24/Feb/16
About 5'8'' for sure
djane said on 17/Feb/16
His attitude speaks short man.
S.J.H said on 13/Feb/16
No way Kenya was 5'9 but 5'8 is way accurate to believe
joe said on 12/Feb/16
By all accounts, he is 5'7" which is about 4 inches below average for young men today. Since everyone shrinks as they get older, he will probably settle down to about 5'4" eventually.
will said on 31/Jan/16
I've met Kanye once at a album release party, years ago. I'm 5'9 1/2 stood next too him we were the same height, as far as shoes we both had on boots. I will admit his were a little bulkier. Still he's a 5'8 too 5'9 guy for sure.
John said on 18/Dec/15
My estimation of rapper heights

Kanye 173cm
Jay Z 187cm
50 Cent 183cm
Dr Dre 183cm
Eminem 172cm
P Diddy 179cm
Snoop Dogg 193cm
Wiz Khalifa 191cm
The Game 192cm
2 Chainz 194cm
Drake 181cm
J Cole 191cm
Kedrick Lamar 165cm
Lil Wayne 164cm
Nicki Minaj 157cm
Chris Brown 182cm
Meek Mill 188cm
Gucci Mane 187cm
Waka Flocka Flame 192cm
Trump said on 10/Dec/15
All you have to do is go to that restaurant where he hit his head on that sign. Where he was holding his head is the point of impact. Bring a tape measure.
mrtguy said on 26/Nov/15
Rob, you would edge kanye in person
Editor Rob: I would think we would be very close
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 4/Nov/15
Rob Kanye West looks about 5ft 9.75in 5ft 10in in that picture was he wearing Elevator shoes.
[Editor Rob: I don't think they look suspicious or bulky.

But then it's the sneaky half or 3/4 inch lifts that are hard to spot.
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 5ยด7 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?
the shredder said on 8/Aug/12
Actually looks taller ... I here he claims 5'10 ... I'd say 5'9 .
tony t. said on 7/Aug/12
Looks like a true 5'8 guy.
MD said on 12/Jun/12
If even we take from his screename that he is from the Netherlands (and I seem to remember that he may just be an American of Dutch ancestry), while 5'10" would be a bit below average, there, there is no way he'd be called a "midget." What he is doing is trolling for a response, and you gave it to him. lol
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
lol93 said on 28/Dec/11
he didnt look short in the victoria secret fashion show next to models with heels...rob do you think he could be taller?
Meatspin said on 9/Dec/11
Jay-Z towers him

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SIlent d said on 30/Nov/11
Sorry the rock has size 15 shoes. My mistake. 174cm.
the shredder said on 27/Nov/11
Dislike him but needs an upgrade 5'8.5 minimum .
Tanya said on 27/Nov/11
I love Kanye West! I think saw him up close tonight and i think 5'8 is acurate in comparisson to him next to jay z
Silent d said on 20/Nov/11
He has the same shoe size as the rock. You are kidding me. I know why girls like him now. I don't see him shorter than 174cm. He is short but i don't think 5 foot 6 like some people say. He stands his ground next to 6 foot 1 jay z.
Albert said on 12/Nov/11
Just so you guys know, Kanye doesn't have small feet; he actually wears size 12 shoes. His Nike Air Yeezy's (The sneaker famously worn during his Grammy performance with Daft Punk) were put on auction.
Here is the link:
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Silent d said on 9/Nov/11
He is 5 foot 8 and a bit but i remember he was slightly taller than usher.He was about 8cm shorter than 182cm 50 cent. He always looked that height. In that song with pamela anderson a couple of inches taller and she had huge heels on.
Nathan said on 10/Sep/11
In his song with Estelle she says: I just met a 5 foot 7 guy who's just my type.' so he's around 5'7 to 5'9
Toby said on 9/Sep/11
Small feet and short neck are not accurate ways of judging someones height.
Peanut said on 6/Sep/11
I am one of the nude models that did his listening party for the album 808 and heartbreaks and flat-footed I am 5'81/2 and I get measured for EVERY go-see i go on and when i stood next to Kanye flat footed I was a good inch inch and a half taller than him and he had on shoes. I would not give him anything taller than 5'7. Which means Amber is NOT 5'8...
height guy said on 30/Aug/11
He's 5'8" or shorter. His body does not match a guy 5'9" or taller. He has a small frame, small feet, short arms, short legs, and very short neck. 5'8" max or pigs fly.
May W Weather said on 16/Jul/11
Kanye West Next To jay Z , He Looks A Good 5'9"
Sometimes he May Look 5'10 With Lifts
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.
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.
nick said on 30/Sep/07
obviously 5'8 3/4. remember with pictures with glenn we always have to assume that they are wearing footware that is of the same height. Btw how do i post pictures, i have some good pictures i would like to share

[Editor Rob: use tinypic to upload and to get a short link.]
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
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.
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"
CoolJ said on 2/Sep/05
If you notice during the NBC telethon for Katrina

Kanye is about .5" or so taller than Myers.. I always thought Myers was about 5'7" and not 5'8" though... but I guess Kanye is 5'8ish.

[Editor Rob: I did bump myers to 172, but haven't up/downed kanye's 174cm...]
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.

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