Kanye West Height And Other Little Things You Didn't Know

By Juliet Smith

1st July 2020

Kanye West Height And Other Little Things You Didn’t Know

When he’s not getting into feuds on Twitter, endorsing Donald Trump or coming up with new names for himself, then Kanye West can be found making and producing amazing music. The rapper has ALOT of strings to his bow – but did you know he once tried to become a travel agent?

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From Kanye West’s height to his business, here are some things you didn’t know about Kim Kardashian’s other half…

He Started A Travel Agency

Back in 2008, the multi-talented rapper decided to set up his own travel website called Kanye West Ventures. He hoped to make the business idea into an Expedia-inspired site with hotel and flight comparisons; his USP was that it’d all be delivered with a ‘hip-hop’ feel. Things didn’t quite work out…

He Did An Internship At Fendi

West moved to Rome after the infamous Taylor Swift incident and spent four months as an intern for Fendi. But West wasn’t designing and modelling the clothes, his duties at the Italian fashion house included fetching cappuccinos and making photocopies.

“I was really just presenting ideas for clothing and just ideas I had about fabrics, and just trying to learn more and more about that in, you know, like, other creative fields.” 

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Kanye Is Swahili For ‘The Only One’

Kanye has gone through a lot of name changes over the years. We’ve had ‘Yeezy’, ‘Konman’ and then ‘The Louis Vuitton Don’ (in that order…). But his real name is actually Kanye Omari West.

He Didn’t Own A Mobile For Years

Th rapper didn’t own a mobile phone until 2011 – he only bought one when he saw that Kim Kardashian had become engaged to Kris Humphries:

 “I looked on the Internet and there was Kim Kardashian with some extremely tall person. I was like, I need to call her or something, so I started sending her pictures of certain basketball players that used to be cool, [but] now they wear their pants, like, all they way up to here. This is your future!”


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He’d also confirmed his phonelessness in a previous interview in 2010:

 “I don’t have a phone to this day,” West said. “It’s old-school; I’m like ’80s. When I leave the crib, I be writing numbers on a sheet of paper.”

How Tall Is Kanye West?

Kanye stands at 5 feet 8 inches which is the equivalent to 1.73m – shorter than some fans may expect!
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