Tory Lanez is probably the most controversial Canadian rapper at the moment. The Brampton-born entertainer has had multiple run-ins with the law, one of which, as you would soon learn, exposed what we believe is his real height. The rapper is also a singer-songwriter and a record producer. While he has always been drawn to hip hop since his childhood days, it was in 2013 that he started gaining mainstream recognition. This was after he dropped a mixtape titled Conflict of My Soul: The 416 Story in August of the said year.
Before that, he had self-released several mixtapes but after gaining recognition, he released his subsequent projects with several labels, including three commercial mixtapes, two extended plays, and five studio albums. His efforts have made him a bonafide member of the music industry, winning him some of the most coveted awards thereof, including a Grammy nomination in 2017 for his 2016 hit song, “Luv”. Disregarding that, he has won multiple June Awards amongst other prestigious gongs. In all, Tory Lanez now has a fan base that follows his career as much as they keep up with his private life. This is mostly why it was a big deal when it emerged that the rapper isn’t as tall as people imagined.
Tory Lanez’s Real Height Was Revealed After He Was Arrested In July 2020
Tory Lanez’s height was never an intriguing topic for the public until the 2020 shooting allegation involving Megan The Stallion. On the 12th of July 2020, the rapper was arrested in Los Angeles following an altercation at a house party. He was initially charged for carrying a concealed weapon but is now facing various charges that could see him spend as much as 22 years in state prison.
Anyway, before his arrest, several platforms reported his height as 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm). There was no reason to suspect otherwise as the rapper seemed to be that tall in his videos and the many times he has performed on stage. But then, after he was arrested and booked into the L.A. County jail, his arrest report as found on the Los Angeles Sheriff Office website showed that his height is 5 feet 3 inches.
The rapper posted a $35,000 bond and was released. His arrest trended on Twitter the following day with many people poking fun at his height and weight which was listed at 120 pounds.
How Tall Is He Compared To The Average Canadian Male?
One of the largest global studies ever conducted on height showed that Canadians have been growing taller since 1914, but at a slower pace. The study reported that Canadian men were the fifth tallest in the world in 1914 but ranked them at the 27th position in 2014. The decline is even more significant among Canadian women who dropped from the 6th to the 40th position.
Specifying that taller people are less likely to suffer a stroke and heart diseases, the study upheld that they are known to live longer as it specified that the height of an average Canadian male is 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm). This roughly represents a 3 inches (8 cm) increase in the average height of men in Canada since 1914. It also means that most men from the North American country are taller than Tory Lanez by 7 inches (18 cm).
Tory Lanez’s Height Compared to Other Hip Hop Artists
The Hip Hop genre has evolved over the years and now accommodates artists from various backgrounds across the globe. Given that, one can as well assume that the height of these artists varies just as people’s height varies around the world. Now, it is said that the shortest males in the world are from Timor-Leste, a Southeast Asian country where the average height for men is 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm).
Based on that, and the fact that Tory Lanez also stands at 5 feet 3, it wouldn’t be out of place for one to assert that the Canadian rapper is among the least tall in the industry. Apart from Bushwick Bill, it is hard to think of any other hip-hop artists that Tony Lanez would tower above. Bill was a Jamaican-American rapper and record producer born with dwarfism. He stood at 3 feet 8 inches (112 cm) and died on the 9th of June 2019 at the age of 52 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Eazy-E, the late American rapper who passed in March 1995 from AIDS-induced pneumonia, is also counted among the shortest hip hop artists known to the music industry but according to records, Eazy-E was exactly as tall as Tory Lanze; he was 5 feet 3 inches tall.
Who Is Taller Between Tory Lanez and ASAP Ferg?
ASAP Ferg is one of the acts often associated with the Canadian rapper. In 2016, they embarked on a concert tour titled “The Level Up Tour” and would later collaborate on a song titled “Line Up the Flex” that same year. From the music video of that song and from their pictures online, one could tell that there is no significant difference in height between the two.
ASAP Ferg is an American rapper from Harlem, New York City. He is also a bit of an actor but is mostly known for his endeavors in the music industry which has seen him release three studio albums, a mixtape, and an extended play. Ferg takes pride in describing himself as a short fellow. The first line of his 2013 hit song, “Shabba” says: “short ni**a but my d**k tall”. He later had an interview with TheBoombox where he gave short people tips on how to look good.
Some sources have reported his height at 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm); this is clearly not the case. In the aforementioned interview, the American rapper claimed to be around 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 8 inches, but given the 2020 revelation about Tory Lanez’s height, Freg is either as tall as Tory, slightly taller, or even not up to 5 feet 3 inches.
His Height Compared To That Of Megan The Stallion
Megan The Stallion is a hip-hop artist. The American is one of the most popular and accomplished female rappers in the world. She has thus far received three Grammy Awards among other coveted gongs and prestigious recognition, including being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2020.
Tory Lanez might be jailed if he’s found guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the July 2020 incident that revealed his real height. The two were once rumored to be dating before the shooting incident, albeit they never confirmed this. Nevertheless, she is significantly taller than the Canadian as she stands at 5 feet 10 inches. She was called “stallion” during her teenage years because of her physique and it’s how she derived her pseudonym, Megan Thee Stallion. Her real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pet.