Jay-Z Height

Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that's the foundation for everything great.

Legendary rapper, songwriter, and owner of a media empire, Jay-Z is one of the most influential hip-hop artists in the world.

He is also one of the best-selling music artists of all time -- in fact, he is the first official "hip hop billionaire", which makes him one of the richest black Americans and the richest American musician of all time.

About Jay-Z's Real Height

So how tall is Jazy-Z exactly? Well taller than we thought. If someone had put a gun to our head and asked how tall Jay-Z is based on a photograph of him we would have said no more than 5'11"? no more than 6" at any rate.

But we would have been wrong. Jay-Z is tall, even if he doesn't look like it half the time. He once mentioned his height as 6 feet 2 inches.

And after carefully looking at him and comparing his height to that of people like Barack Obama (6'1"), Will Smith (6'1"), etc -- even we have to agree (rather grudgingly) that Mr. Z is certainly in the 6'2" neighborhood.

His height is a weird one to be sure. Even a man no less than Johnathon Ross (6'1") said that he was surprised at how tall Jay-Z was.

The real height of Jay-Z is

6 ft 1½ in (187 cm)

Jay-Z standing with Beyonce and Justin Bieber
Big Jay-Z with Beyonce (5'6") and Lil Justin Bieber (5'7½")

Jay-Z is one of a kind personality. Here are a few of his quotes to understand him better.

Don't go with the flow.

Don't ever go with the flow. Be the flow.

You are who you make yourself.

Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.

Jay-Z going full Godfather.

Don't tell me what was said about me. Tell me why they were so comfortable to say it to you.

How the magic happens?

Without the work, the magic won’t come.

Don't argue with fools.

A wise man told me don't argue with fools. Cause people from a distance can't tell who is who.

Your identity.

Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.

Be simple, be yourself.

Be true to yourself- and keep things simple. People complicate things.

Advice from people who haven't done it.

Everybody can tell you how to do it but they have never done it.

True, true.

You learn more in failure than you ever do in success.

Money can't buy class.

You can pay for school, but you can't buy class.

Lots of men are.

Males shouldn't be jealous. That's a female trait.

On knowledge.

I'm hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter.

Once a good girl turns bad.

You can't turn a bad girl good, but once a good girls' gone bad, she's gone forever.

The genius thing he did.

The genius thing that we did was, we didn't give up.

Who doesn't lie?

Men lie, women lie, numbers don't.

What is excellence?

Excellence is being able to perform at a high level over and over again. You can hit a half-court shot once. That's just the luck of the draw. If you consistently do it... that's excellence.

On poverty.

The burden of poverty isn't just that you don't always have the things you need, it's the feeling of being embarrassed every day of your life, and you'd do anything to lift that burden.

On great movies.

I didn't go to many movies. My mom would make a family outing and bring chicken in the theater. Smell up the whole place. The most impactful movies were 'Godfather II' and 'Scarface'. I loved the human complexity, and those movies are so well-shot. Cinematic greatness. I really stopped going in my early twenties.