Here's How Tall Kanye West Really Is

Kanye West is a towering figure in music, fashion, and pop culture in general. His larger-than-life personality and creative talents have put him at the top of his game, having just released his 10th studio album "Donda" in September 2021, which is named after the artist's late mother (via Vox).

According to Biography, Kanye Omari West was born on June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia. After his parents divorced when he was just 3 years old, West lived primarily with his mother in Chicago where she taught English at Chicago State University. 

The rapper even spent some of his childhood in China where his mother taught through an exchange program. After returning to the United States, West won a scholarship at Chicago's American Academy of Art. However, he quickly dropped out to pursue a music career and never looked back. After years of producing music for other artists, West finally released his own album titled "College Dropout" in 2004. The album was a huge success and turned West into the music legend he is today. 

Kanye West's height might surprise some fans

While Kanye West is an above-average performer whose large music presence can be felt in stadiums and on stage, the "Stronger" hitmaker stands at just 5 feet 8 inches tall, per We Got This Covered

Due to his larger-than-life star power, some fans might be surprised by the rapper's height. Although he does tower over his estranged wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who stands at just 5 feet 2 inches tall (via Refinery 29).

Kim and Kanye first met back in the early 2000s, but didn't start dating until many years later and eventually took their relationship public in 2012, according to US Weekly. By 2013, Kardashian had given birth to the couple's first daughter, North West, and by 2014 they were married. The pair went on to have three more children together, but sadly, Kardashian filed for divorce in 2021, The New York Times reported.