Wiz Khalifa is obviously just a stage name, the rapper was born Cameron Jibril Thomaz on September 8th, 1987 as the son of parents who served in the military. Off the cuff, we can acknowledge the artist’s ability to use unique techniques of hip hop from social realism, experience, and sharp insight into the fact that he was well-traveled and cultivated. The nature of parental activity very often had little Cameron on the streets.
His stage name has a fascinating history of origins. The word ‘Khalifa’ is derived from an Arabic word and means ‘successor’, his Muslim grandfather gave him the name because it best explained what Wiz did with his music. On the other hand, Wiz is the abbreviated form of ‘wisdom’, the artist was often called ‘Young Wizard’ because he was good at everything he did.
His parents’ marriage ended in divorce when the artist was just 3 years old. Although they were military officials, they were not very strict. The artist admitted that he started smoking marijuana (Cannabis Sativa) a little earlier than he should have. When his parents caught him, his father disapproved, but his mother didn’t care. Since the habit did not affect his productivity, his parents called it harmless.
ALSO READ: Jay Z’s Son, Kids And House
Wiz stormed the music industry with the release of his first mixtape, ‘Prince of the City’: Welcome to Pistolvania’ in 2005, which was well-received, he was not quite ready, but he made a name for himself. It paved the way for his first album ‘Show and Prove’, which led to him being named ‘Artist to Watch’ by Rolling Stone magazine.
His mainstream success came with the release of his single ‘Black and Yellow’, which was a reference to the city of Pittsburgh where he had settled in his childhood. When the song was released, his intention was that it should be used as the anthem for the Pittsburg Steelers, a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
So when the Steeler fans hugged ‘Black and Yellow’ in February on their way to the Super Bowl, it was no coincidence, but Wiz planned and anticipated it. A few months later the rapper played the song before the AFC Championship Game, and the title peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
The rapper does not have the conventional rapping body type, rather his body type and statistics make him even more fascinating, especially the size of Wiz Khalifa.
Wiz Khalifa’s Height
When you look at him, the first thing that catches your eye is his numerous tattoos, which emphasize his appearance even more. Wiz is slim and slender with black hair and dark eyes. He makes up for his lack of muscles with his towering height of 1.93 m (6 feet 4 inches). This puts him in the same height category as ‘Taken’ star Liam Neeson, American football quarterback Tom Brady and the former President of the USA, late Abraham Lincoln.
Wiz is also very athletic and is known to dunk a basketball, of course, his size is a welcome advantage. Also, Wiz Khalifa is certainly taller than most of his hip hop colleagues because of his size.
Wiz Khalifa’s Weight and Measurements
The rapper is quite slim and generally lacks muscle definition on the body, which we can attribute to his genes. He weighs 82 kg, which would lead most fitness experts to conclude that his weight and height are in proportion to his Body Mass Index (BMI).
Wiz Khalifa’s slim figure is well balanced at chest, waist, and shoulders. Exact figures of his various measurements have not been published, but the naked eye can see that he is proportionate to his height. Nothing is known about a diet or a personal trainer with regard to Wiz Khalifa.
Although the rapper can be described as relatively thin, he is not afraid to join the guys with the big, defined muscles and show off his body with his numerous tattoos. Wiz has an unfathomable love of ink and has known since childhood that he wanted his body covered with tattoos.
The artist’s shoe size is a US size 11.5, a European size 45.5 and a UK size 11.