Lil Tjay’s real name is Tione Jayden Merritt and he was born on the 30th of April 2001 in the Bronx, New York. The rapper, singer, and songwriter has been active in the music industry since 2017 and has been gaining more and more recognition for his Auto-Tune, melodic rap songs. He first gained attention when he dropped “Resume” on SoundCloud in 2017. The following year, he competed and finished first at the Coast 2 Coast LIVE NYC All Ages Edition. At the event, he was noticed by a talent scout who started working with him. Tjay’s breakthrough came after he dropped a song titled “Brother” that same year. Thereafter, he signed a record deal with Columbia Records and has been working his way up.
The rapper has thus far released 31 singles, two extended plays, and two studio albums. With each of these releases, his fame has continued to soar and he now has millions of dedicated fans and followers on his social media platforms. As it is with other celebrated figures, some of Lil Tjay’s fans have kept up with his career as much as they follow his personal life and obsessively look for information about his childhood, the family he hails from, the wealth he has accumulated from his career, his age, and whatnot. For reasons that boil down to his popularity, people have also been curious about his height.
Lil Tjay’s Height Is Believed To Be Between 5 Feet 9 Inches and 5 Feet 10 Inches
Lil Tjay’s is relatively a newbie in the entertainment industry. As such, most of the information people might want to get about him are not readily available. But as he continues to popularize his name as an entertainer, some of these details would come to light. Among the many things that are yet to be known about the rapper is his exact height.
Nevertheless, it wouldn’t be out of place to conclude he is not a short fellow. From his pictures, one can conclude that he is at least of average height. Also, various platforms have reported that he is either 5 feet 9 inches tall or stands at 5 feet 10 inches.
Someone once posed a question about the rapper’s height on Reddit, noting that Lil Tjay seems to be tall at times and looks short on other occasions. In response, people guessed his height at 5 feet 10 inches and 5 feet 11 inches. A user who claims to have met Tjay in real life related that he is 5 feet 8 inches tall and that the rapper is about 2 or 3 inches taller than him.
The Rapper Is Slightly Shorter or Taller Than The Average American Male
In the 19th century, men in the United State of America and other North American countries were said to be the tallest in the world, but this is no longer so. Reports have it that men from Central Asia and Europe currently take the lead. Apparently, the growth rate in the United States has declined because of factors like poor nutrition, medical care, poverty, and what have you. Be that as it may, the country is still counted among nations where you would mostly find tall people.
As you would easily find, the average height for men in America is 5 feet 9.3 inches (176 cm). The implication of this, based on what has been reported as Lil Tjay’s height, is that the American rapper is either slightly shorter than most men in his country or slightly taller. Whichever way, he isn’t someone you would describe as short, even when you compare his height to men from countries whose citizens are generally taller than Americans.
For instance, the tallest of men are in Europe and Central Asia and their average height is 177 cm. There is no significant difference between that and what has been reported as Lil Tjay’s height. However, in South Asia where the shortest of men are found, the average height is 165 cm. This means the rapper would be considered a tall man in such countries.
Lil Tjay’s Height Compared To Rap Artists In The United States
While we can’t tell what the average height for rap artists is, we can confirm that Lil Tjay isn’t the tallest rapper out there but neither is he the shortest in the business. At his given height, he is taller than hip-hop artists like DaBaby, Tyga, DJ Khaled, Bow Wow, Mac Miller, and Lil B who all stand at 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm). Apart from these, he is also taller than Lil Wayne who is 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm), and Lil Uzi Vert who stands at 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm).
Perhaps, not as much as you would find rappers that are not as tall as Lil Tjay, but several rappers tower above the Bronx native. At 7 feet 1 inch (216), Shaquille O’Neal is significantly taller than Tjay. Disregarding the former NBA star who is also a rapper, hip-hop artists like Snoop Dogg (6 feet 4 inches), Chali 2na (6 feet 6 inches), 2 Chainz (6 feet 5 inches) and Slim Thug (6 feet 6 inches) are all clearly taller than Lil Tjay.
Was Pop Smoke Taller Than Lil Tjay?
Pop Smoke remains one of the acts associated with Lil Tjay. The Brooklyn-born rapper, whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson, died on the 19th of February 2020. He was shot and robbed in a home he was renting in Hollywood Hills, California. Before his death, Pop featured Lil Tjay on his 2019 song, “War”. More so, in the same month that he was murdered, he released his second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2, which also featured Tjay.
Tjay’s third EP, which was released in May 2020, featured Pop Smoke and Fivio Foreign in the track “Zoo York”. That’s not all, Tjay also featured on Pop Smoke’s “Mood Swings”, one of the tracks on the late rapper’s debut posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon. Based on the music video of “War”, there is no significant difference in the heights of the two rappers. However, Pop Smoke was likely shorter: some reports say he was 5 feet 5 inches tall while others claim he stood at 5 feet 10 inches.
Lil TJay’s Height Compared To Polo G’s
Taurus Tremani Bartlett, popular as Polo G, is also a rapper. The 23 years old hip-hop artist born in Chicago has collaborated with Tjay a few times. In fact, one of the songs that brought him into the limelight, “Pop Out”, featured Lil Tjay.
Polo G, alongside Fivio Foreign, was also featured in “Headshot”, the second single from Tjay’s second studio album, Destined 2 Win. Polo G’s height has been listed between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet 1 inch. He is yet to confirm how tall he really is and it is hard to tell who is taller between him and Lil Tjay.
Who Is Taller Between Lil Tjay, Lil Tecca, and Lil Mosey?
To the best of our knowledge, Lil Tjay and Lil Tecca have only collaborated once, and it was for the latter’s single, “All Star”, which was released in March 2020. Lil Tecca’s real name is Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe and he was born in Queens, New York, on the 26th of August 2002. Like Tjay, Tecca has been a part of the competitive industry since 2017. Although we are yet to authenticate this, it is said that he is 5 feet 9 inches tall. This means he is either as tall as Tjay, or Tjay is slightly taller.
Also an American rapper, singer, and songwriter, Lil Mosey’s real name is Lathan Moses Stanley Echols and he was born on the 25th of January 2002 in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. He rose to fame in 2016 when he uploaded his first song, “So Bad”, on SoundCloud. Throughout his career thus far, he has collaborated with multiple artists and several times with Lil Tjay. Mosey had a nationwide tour in 2019 and Tjay performed with him almost all through.
Tjay and Rvssian were featured in Mosey’s “Only the Team”, a song he dropped in March 2020. Various sources have reported Lil Mosey’s height between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 7 inches. So, Lil Tjay is taller than him as much as Lil Terrace is also taller than him.
20 Year Old Lil Tjay Was Born on The 30th of April 2001
Lil Tjay marks his birth anniversary every 30th of April, the day he was born in 2001. His place of birth was in the Bronx, New York, but much is yet to be learned about the family he hails from. We can only tell he is the first of his single mother’s three children.
An African-American of Ghanian heritage, Lil Tjay gave his mother nightmares but music has changed his life. The rapper would agree he was a problematic child who was always involved in fights at school as much as he was involved in petty theft.
He Began Creating Rap Songs After He Was Jailed At Age 15
Right from middle school, Lil Tjay had multiple run-ins with the law which intermittently saw him spend a few weeks or months behind bars. He continued courting criminal activities and at the age of 15, he was sentenced to spend a year at a youth detention center, a prison for juvenile crime.
Given his age when he committed the crime, his court records are sealed as required by the New York State law. As such, details of what he did are yet to be divulged but it revolves around robbery. The one-year sentence happened to be what Tjay needed to turn his life around. While he was serving his time, he decided to start creating rap songs and it marked the genesis of his career journey.
The Rapper Released His Debut Studio Album When He Was 18
Lil Tjay’s fascination with the hip-hop genre grew while he was incarcerated, so much that when he regained his freedom, he had already created several rap songs ready to be produced. Sometime in 2017, he started releasing his songs on SoundCloud and gradually began gaining recognition.
The following year, a couple of his songs like “Leaked”, “Brothers”, and “Goat” took his popularity to the next level. While Brother was twice certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Leaked was certified Platinum and Goat, Gold.
At age 18, precisely on the 11th of October 2019, the rapper released his debut studio album, True 2 Myself, through Columbia Records. Before this, he released an extended play titled F.N in August 2019 and No Comparison in December 2018. True 2 Myself debuted at the fifth spot on the US Billboard 200 chart. It has been certified Platinum by RIAA and Gold by both the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Music Canada (MC).
Lil Tjay Dropped His Second Album Three Weeks Before His 20th Birthday
With the release of his first album, Lil Tjay became known for incorporating auto-tune in his rap songs. His famed soared as he promoted and performed his songs at various events. According to the rapper, he likes to give his songs melodic tunes when they are about the challenges he has faced in life. In one of the many interviews that followed the release of his debut album, he disclosed that his musical influences include Usher, Meek Mill, and Drake.
Capitalizing on the buzz around his first album, Tjay released his second album a few weeks before he marked his 20th birthday. On the 2nd of April 2021, the rapper released his sophomore album titled Destined 2 Win. Also released through Columbia Records, the album debuted at the fifth spot on the US Billboard 200. It charted in other countries like the UK, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and Belgium. As of July 2021, it has already been certified Gold by the RIAA.
Before he released his second album, Tjay had dropped his third extended play, State of Emergency. Released on the 8th of May 2020, the EP charted in the United States, Canada, and the UK.