We’re pretty sure that there isn’t a person who isn’t familiar with the name Jay Z, what some may not know is that his name off stage is Shawn Corey Carter and he was born on December 4, 1969. Jay-Z’s greatness in the music industry has set him aside as one of the best there is, and just so you know we’re not kidding you, check out some of his accomplishments.
He is an American rapper, businessman, and investor, but more importantly, he is the queen bee’s man. Don’t get it wrong, Jay is doing pretty well on his own as one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, a very accomplished businessman, and a recipient of 21 Grammy Awards.
It’s no easy task, and I’ll give him that, it must have taken a lot of hard work. Today it’s not about his long list of accomplishments, it’s about his statistics, so let’s get to it while we check everything for Jay-Z’s size up to his shoe size.
At first glance it is obvious that Jay Z is quite tall, he stands very tall at 6 feet 1 and a half-inch. This not only makes him almost five inches taller than the average American male (5 feet 9 inches) but also makes him one of the biggest male MCs out there. Do you need proof?
Lil Wayne is only 5 feet, 5 and a half inches, while Eminem stands at 5 feet, 8 inches, and T.I. and Kanye West are both 5 feet, 9 inches. He is a few inches shorter than Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, who are both 6 feet, 4 inches. Nevertheless, he is still one of the biggest in the game.
With such a size it is not surprising that the rapper outdoes his mistress Beyonce. She stands at the average height of 5 feet 7, but when in a pair of stilettos, she seems to measure up to 6 feet 1 and a half-inch. Other notable personalities who share Jay-Z’s height are Jim Carrey, Enrique Iglesias, and David Letterman.
Recently, Jay-Z’s weight has been the subject of much speculation. Since 2014, the overall weight of the rapper has dropped significantly. At the opening of his tidal music streaming service, Jay was surrounded by very beautiful women (his wife Rihanna, Madonna), but for once it was his body, not hers, that attracted all the attention.
Well, we have to thank or blame Mrs. Carter for that, depending on how you prefer ‘your Jay Z’. She has put herself and her husband on a strict diet, actually it’s practically a vegan diet. We all know that where we find diets, the training is right behind them and the couple has that ground under their feet.
One insider told Radar: “His weight loss is very dramatic. He looks like a completely different person and is thinner than he ever was! He has been losing weight steadily over the last two years, but in recent months he has probably lost another 15 pounds.
The same insider added: “Beyonce is in a serious weight loss mode right now. They’ve been eating mostly vegan food and working out with their trainer, and both have lost pounds. But Jay has lost more than them! So now that we know that he is not sick or dying, let’s take a look at some specific things that Hova does to maintain a weight of 83 kg.
Firstly, his diet is literally about balance; if he spends a night in the city, for example, he makes up for it with healthy food and early training. There is nothing like a few checks and balances to keep the whole body in check. Since he is “predominantly” vegan, his diet consists of lots of juice, lots of vegetables, fish, milk, and lean meat.
Marco Borges, the author of Power Moves, is the rapper’s workout trainer, so that’s a long way to go to say that he’s definitely getting his workout going.
Jay-Z’s Body Measurements
In addition to Jay-Z’s height and weight, we have some other body measurements, after all, we have promised you everything from his height to his shoe size. His chest measures an impressive 44 inches, his waist is 35 inches and his biceps 15 inches.
When we write these articles, we are so excited about shoe sizes these days that Jay Z wears a US size 10, a European size 43 and a UK size 9.5.