Kanye West is Not Allowed to Retire, Says His Contract

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Kanye West is currently in a legal situation after he tried to get out of his music publishing contract with EMI.

After a TMZ interview in 2018 where Kanye claimed that slavery was a choice, he has tried to leave his contract which states that the 41-year-old rapper cannot retire. 

He filed his lawsuit against EMI in January. The lawsuit was heavily redacted at first, but now the suit is entirely available. 

It states that, “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.”

Kanye argues that the terms in his contract go against California Labor Code section 2855. This code states that personal service contracts can go for no more than seven years. 

Kanye West signed this contract back in 2003 and by his argument, he should have been free to leave his label in 2010.

You can read the full legal documents here.

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