Kanye West once said that slavery was a choice, and it appears that he made his decision after details from his recording contract with EMI reveals that he is not allowed to retire - ever.
The Hollywood Reporter got a hold of his contract, which as once heavily redacted, and it states as follows:
"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," the contract reads.
"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.)"
Kanye filed a lawsuit last year against the label, in a literal fight for his freedom, but this clause may keep him indebted to the label for the rest of his life. Many are comparing the terms to modern day slavery.