Kanye 'Ye' West reveals plans to retire from professional music

Kanye 'Ye' West reveals plans to retire from professional music

Rich The Kid shared a text message revealing Ye's plans to retire.

North West sitting on Kanye West's shoulders
Kanye West and his daughter in his 'Talking/Once Again' music video/ YouTube (Kanye West)

Kanye West, who now goes by the name Ye, reportedly plans to retire from professional music. 

That's according to a text message shared by fellow rapper Rich The Kid, which revealed the 47-year-old's shocking plans. 

"I am retiring from professional music. Not sure what else to do," the 'Runway' hitmaker allegedly wrote. 

Rich The Kid, who worked with Kanye and Ty Dolla $ign on the hit song, 'Carnival', was taken aback by the message. 

"Retire? Why? How? The ppl NEED you," he wrote.

He told Kanye to take "some time to chill". 

"The kids need you big bra." 

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Social media users were just as shocked as Rich The Kid by Kanye's text. 

"I never thought I would hear him use the word retirement in life," one X user commented. 

Another user replied: "Been missing Ye like crazy. Let the King take a mini-retirement & soon he’ll get bored & return to us in thee trenches of earth."

However, not everyone is convinced that Kanye will retire. 

"Hard to believe this, but I feel like he's capping," one person wrote. 

It seems they may be onto something because shortly after sharing a screenshot of Kanye's text message, Rich The Kid revealed the track list for his new album, 'Life's a Gamble'. 

The album, which drops on Friday, July 19, features Kanye. He appears on track 16, 'Plain Jane'. 

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Social media users are questioning whether Kanye is really retiring or if Rich The Kick used the text message as a way to create hype for his upcoming project. 

"Did we just [get] bamboozled?" one X user asked. A second person wrote: "So it was your album promo?"

Despite his last solo album being 2021's 'Donda', Kanye has released several music projects over the years, including 'Vultures 1' with Ty Dolla $ign in February 2024. 

He also plans to drop 'Vultures 2' and 'Vultures 3'. This year, he worked on music with his daughter, North West. She featured on Kanye and Ty's song, 'Talking/Once Again'.

North's verse, which TikTok users nicknamed 'Miss Westie', became a viral sound clip on social media. 

"I love it here /We gonna take over the year for another year / It's your bestie, Miss, Miss Westie / Don't tryna test me/ It's gonna get messy," she raps.

The song featured in the Billboard Hot 100, earning North her first-ever hit on the chart at the tender age of 10.

North, whose mother is reality star Kim Kardashian, is working on her debut album. She revealed in March that the album will be called, 'Elementary School Dropout', which pays homage to Kanye's debut studio album, 'College Dropout'. 

With two albums on the way, and his daughter working on her solo debut, we doubt Kanye will retire anytime soon! 

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@musicmediaco North West has a song on Kanye’s NEW Album 🥹❤️ @Kim and North @Kanyewestlover911 #kanye #kanyewest #northwest #edit ♬ Miss Miss Westie North West Song - Music Media


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Main image credit: YouTube /Kanye West ('Talking/Once Again' music video)

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