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Kanye West’s contract bans him from retiring

Kanye West’s contract bans him from retiring
We’re not going for the easy joke, but imagine if you’re Kanye West. You’ve got a wide range of interests, made a lot of money, might want to put the music on the back burner for a bit, even retire.
 
Well he can’t. His contract bands him.
 
Yes, Kanye is suing a bunch of record industry units over the terms of his contract, including the one he has with EMI. According to Hollywood Reporter, this contract states: “remain actively involved in writing, recording and producing Compositions and Major Label Albums, as Your principle occupation... At no time during the Term will you seek to retire as a songwriter, recording artist or producer or take any extended hiatus during which you are not actively pursuing Your musical career in the same basic manner as You have pursued such career to date.”
 
Now obviously EMI are protecting themselves from the temperamental Kanye, but honestly, on what planet does a contract ban you from ever fucking retiring or taking a hiatus. Loads of musicians take one. Do you think Marina was banned?

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