Here's How Tall Lil' Kim Really Is

Rapper Lil' Kim, real name Kimberly Denise Jones, made quite the impression when she burst onto the music scene with her debut album "Hard Core" in the 1990s (via Billboard). Throughout her career, Lil' Kim has also enjoyed a string of impressive music accolades, per Ace Showbiz.

Although, the rapper herself couldn't have envisaged that she would have reached this level of success. "I never even knew I was going to be as famous as I was, as famous as I am now ... It's a blessing. Everyone, even now to this day, looks to me as motivation, even with my new stuff," she previously told XXL magazine. 

Lil' Kim has also butt heads with other fellow female rappers over the years, most notably Nicki Minaj, per Capital Xtra, and Foxy Brown, Ranker reported. 

For someone who doesn't shy away from going toe-to-toe with some of the biggest rappers in the game and is known for their larger-than-life music and personality, you might be shocked to discover Lil' Kim's surprising height.

Lil' Kim is shorter than you might expect

According to The Things, Lil' Kim really is as little as her name suggests and stands at a very tiny 4 feet 11 inches tall. The name Lil' Kim should have given it away, shouldn't it? 

Positioned alongside other rappers, Lil' Kim also stands out as one of the shortest. In fact, she is a few inches shorter than Nicki Minaj, who stands at 5 feet 2 inches tall, per Capital Xtra. Meanwhile, Grammy Award-winner Megan Thee Stallion, who is 5 feet 10 inches tall, would tower over Lil' Kim (via Showbiz Cheat Sheet). 

Some other female rappers who are taller than Lil' Kim include Eve, who according to Celeb Heights stands at just below 5 feet 7 inches tall, and Remy Ma, who stands at a towering 5 feet 10 inches, per Celebrity Inside. One rapper who has body-shamed Lil' Kim for her height is 50 Cent, who once reposted a video on Instagram that compared her to a leprechaun. 

Although Lil' Kim might be short in stature, her talents as one of the world's top rap artists are sky-high.