Kevin Hart Clarifies His Height Once and for All

"[I’m] 5-foot-5, like with a shoe on, like a sneaker," Hart told Anderson Cooper on Sunday's episode of '60 Minutes'



Kevin Hart is setting the record straight about his height.

In an interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes Sunday, the comedian, 44, revealed his actual height after Cooper recalled GQ saying Hart was 5’5” while another outlet declared 5’2”.

“That place is bulls---,” Hart laughed. “GQ finally got it right. [I’m] 5-foot-5, like with a shoe on, like a sneaker. Now, if I put a boot on, I can get to 5'5" and a half.”

The Jumanji actor hasn’t shied away from topics about his height over the past couple of decades. He told Cooper it's because he isn’t “afraid to laugh” at himself.

“I’m really confident that the laugh that I’m getting, you’re not laughing necessarily at me as if I’m a joke — you’re laughing at the experience,” he said. “I’m giving you an experience through a story that is relatable. And more importantly, I’m saying things that other people just don’t have the heart to say.”

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Cooper also poked fun at a “tall tale” Hart tells in his shows about his wife watching “tall people porn.”

“Is that what you want?” Hart quipped as he recalled his reaction, adding, “I can’t fix that so we have a problem.”

When the topic of money came up, Hart became increasingly hesitant. Cooper asked if Hart had reached billionaire status.

“None of your business,” Hart joked, prompting a giggle from Cooper. “Man, are you trying to get me robbed?”

He continued: “I mean, hopefully, and even if I don’t or if I’m not, I think the better side to what I’ve done is create what can become the new norm for other people in the business of funny, for other people in the business of entertainment, right? Not just being a part of the business, but learning and understanding how to be the business.”

As the conversation got more serious, Cooper asked the father of four about having to step down as host of the 2019 Oscars due to homophobic comments he made. While he didn’t issue an apology at first, he later did.

“Later on, the understanding came from the best light bulb ever,” he said. “Wanda Sykes said, ‘There’s people that are being hurt today because of comments like the ones that you made then, and there’s people that were saying it’s OK to make those comments today based off of what you did.’ It was presented to me in a way where I couldn’t ignore that.”

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“In those moments of despair, great understanding and education can come out of it if you’re given the opportunity,” he added.

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At the time, Hart told Ellen DeGeneres that his old tweets and comedy specials were in the past and he had already addressed the controversy.

“I know who I am,” he said in January 2019. “I know I don’t have a homophobic bone in my body. I know I’ve addressed it, I know I’ve apologized. I know that within my apologies, I’ve taken 10 years to put my apology to work. I’ve yet to go back to that version of the immature comedian that once was. I’ve moved on. I’m cultured. I’m manufactured. I’m a guy that understands now. I look at life through a different lens and because of it, I live life in a different way.”

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