How Tall is Lil Wayne? (It's in The Name)
Launching his solo career way back in 1999, Lil Wayne rose to fame in the early 2000s and hasn't looked back since.
Regarding his name, given the word "Lil" is an abbreviation of the word "little", this gives us a slight clue to his stature and also the height range he falls into, but just how tall he is debatable.
So, let's find out his real height, by investigating his height claims, how his height stacks up when next to other celebs, and also if he falls into the top 5 shortest famous rappers!
What's His Real Height?
After investigating his height claims and comparing his height to other celebs, I believe that Lil Wayne wakes up in the morning at around 5'5.5" (166.4 cm) tall. Then throughout the daytime, he falls down to 5'5.25" (165.7 cm), and by the evening time stands at 5'5" (165.1 cm) tall.
Height Claims in Songs
"The Only Reason" (2009)
At 1:54 of the music video, Lil Wayne raps "I'm only 5'8" and yall short to me"
One thing is for sure, and Wayne is nowhere near 5'8", even wearing thick sneakers. Also, there are no words in the verse that specifically rhyme with 5'8" before or after the line is used, so I have little understanding to why he exaggerated his height this much here.
"President Carter" (2011)
A video was never released for the song "President Carter", but at 3:12 of the audio version he raps "140 pounds, 5'6 from the ground".
This isn't so far from the truth, and probably the height he measures in shoes!
"Pop That" (2012)
In the song "Pop That", at 4:35 of the music video Lil Wayne raps "I'm 5'5" but I could six nine"
In my opinion, this is a very honest and legitimate claim.
So, it appears from 2009-2013 in the songs that Wayne has mentioned his height, his claims have gone from 5'8" to 5'5", becoming more honest about his real height as time goes by.
Lil Wayne's police report from a 2006 arrest stated his height as 5'6" and weight as 140 pounds, although this measurement was most likely in shoes, which would probably add around an inch of height.
Compared to Other Celebrities
Let's compare Lil Wayne's height to some other celebrities for a broader understanding of how tall he really is.
Kevin Hart 5'2.5" (158.8 cm)
When pictured together, Wayne has a clear height advantage over Kevin. I would say there is a distinct 2.5" difference in height between them in instances such as the "BET Hiphop Awards 2016", and in other vids and pics of them together.
So with Kevin Hart, Lil Wayne appears 5'5" tall.
Kendrick Lamar 5'4.5" (163.8 cm)
Once collaborating on the song "Mona Lisa", when Kendrick and Wayne are pictured next to each other at nightclubs, on stage, and at various other events, Wayne has a clear 1 inch height advantage.
This puts Wayne at 5'5.5" tall when compared to Kendrick.
Eminem 5'8" (172.8 cm)
When performing on stage together, such as the song "No Love", live on SNL" and "The Grammy Awards 2010", and also in pics standing back to back, etc, I can see a clear 3 inch difference between them.
This puts Wayne again at 5'5" tall.
So compared to other celebs, Wayne looks anywhere from 5'5" to 5'5.5" tall.
Who is The Shortest Rapper?
Does Lil Wayne make the top 5 shortest famous rappers of all time?
Let's take a look!
1: Eazy E - 5'2" (157.5 cm)
2: Bow Wow 5'4" (162.6 cm)
3: MadeinTYO - 5'4 (162.6 cm)
4: Lil Uzi - 5ft 4 (162.6 cm)
5: Kendrick Lemar - 5'4.5" (163.8 cm)
The answer is a resounding No. There are probably other names that I have not included on this list, but one things that this list shows is that height simply cannot stop talent!
After taking into consideration his height claims, and comparing him to other celebrities, I believe that Lil Wayne wakes up out of bed at 5'5.5", and then falls down to 5'5.25" for the majority of the day, and by the evening time he stands at 5'5" tall.
Therefore, I will list his daytime height as 5'5.25" (165.7 cm) on this page.
Heights Related to Lil Wayne
Approximate REAL Height
5'7" (170.2 cm)
5'2" (157.7 cm)
5'5" (165.1 cm)
5'11.5" (181.6 cm)
5'2 (157.5 cm)