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Kanye West Retiring From Music?

Rapper Rich The Kid leaked a screenshot to his Instagram Story think week, seeming to show rapper Kanye West telling him that he is retiring from the music industry.

“I am retiring from professional music. Not sure what else to do,” the message, allegedly sent from Ye reads.

Rich The Kid then responds, “Retire? Why ? How ? The ppl NEED you the music you & Ty & we have made was the BIGGEST STAMP in culture to this date In 2024. Drop Ye about mine & V2 and we do it all over again the kids need you big bra fasho maybe some time to chill but retiring ain’t it.”

Ye has been having a hard time since his anti-semitic rants on social media last year.

Ye had posted an separate antisemitic tweet announcing that he would go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.” His accounts were terminated across platforms. Ye claims DSPs attempted to slow down the sales of his last album, Vultures 1, but the album still reached no.1.

Ye has not confirmed the retirement himself, so fans are still skeptical.

CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 26: DaBaby, Kanye West and Marilyn Manson perform during the Kanye West Donda event on August 26, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Prahl/MEGA/GC Images)

Kanye West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer. One of the most prominent figures in hip-hop, he is known for his varying musical style and polarizing cultural and political commentary. After dropping out of university to pursue a music career, West started producing for various artists in the Chicago area. West co-produced Jay-Z’s The Blueprint (2001) as an in-house producer for Roc-A-Fella Records before getting signed by the label as a solo artist. West released his debut studio album The College Dropout in 2004 to critical acclaim, yielding the chart-topping single “Slow Jamz”. His other singles reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 include “Gold Digger” (2005), “Stronger” (2007), and “E.T.” (2011) as a featured artist.

West’s first six solo albums—The College Dropout (2004), Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), 808s & Heartbreak (2008), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), and Yeezus (2013)—were included on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list in 2020, with the same publication naming him one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.[6] He has also released the collaborative albums Watch the Throne (2011) with Jay-Z, Kids See Ghosts (2018) with Kid Cudi, and Vultures 1 (2024) with Ty Dolla Sign. West holds the joint record (with Bob Dylan) for most albums, topping the annual Pazz & Jop critic poll. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015.[7][8] In fashion design, he has collaborated with Nike, Inc., Louis Vuitton, Gap, Inc., and A.P.C. on clothing and footwear and led the Yeezy collaboration with Adidas.

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