Can you imagine such a life with no freedom? Kanye West is legally forbidden to retire!
According to Yeezy's publishing contract with EMI he is forbidden from not working. "You (Mr. West) hereby represent and warrant that to [EMI] that You will, throughout the Term as extended by this Modification, remain actively involved in writing, recording and producing Compositions and Major Label Albums, as Your principle occupation," reads Ye's contract, per The Hollywood Reporter. "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. (The preceding representation shall not be deemed to prevent You from taking a vacation of limited duration.)"
Crazy right? Well, it's good to know that Kanye West is fighting back against that portion of his music publishing contract. Kanye filed a lawsuit against the song publisher, which has had the rights to his songs since 2003, in January, in an effort to "obtain his freedom" from his publishing contract, and gain ownership of his work.
Ouch! We'll see what happens!